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This is not another detox guide. This is the definitive guide on how to get rid of the now annoying facebook and live happily.

Follow the step for the current procedure to leave the Facebook social network:

First of all, the mother of salvation: the backup. You don’t want to lose all the information you throw out there for the past, help me say, 10 years?

How to get a backup of all your data
Step 1

Settings > Your Fb Information > Download your information

Step 2

Select file format, (HTML recommended) select Create File

Step 3

Select all the items in the list of information you are downloading

Step 3.2

Information about you > Information associated at you Facebook account, such as logins to Facebook, and what devices you use

Step 4

Download your information

Now the painful part, the deletion. To be done once you receive your backup which will happen via email

Step 1


Step 2

I want to manage my data

You have the possibility to fill in this questionnaire, remember, to have the right of erasure does not mean you have to mandatory fill it in, but in care you want them to know, in the hope a human will still read these words, down below the sample to fill in

As per your privacy policy I want to exercise my right to opt out all my data and request access to and erasure of the personal data you hold about me.

I also withdraw my consent to process my personal data

When we process data that you provide to us based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and to port that data you provide to us, under the GDPR. To exercise your rights, visit the Facebook settings and Instagram settings.


You also have the following rights:

to request access to, or erasure of, the personal data we hold about you

to request us to restrict the processing of the personal data we hold about you

to object to us processing personal data relating to you

where you have given us consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time

you have the right to obtain certain personal data from us in a format that can be transferred electronically to a third party (also called “data portability”).


Step 3

Settings > deactivation and deletion

Go to your facebook information, the last row is Deactivation and Deletion

Here, if you haven’t done it yet, there is the possibility described in the first steps of this procedure, to have a backup and download a copy of your information

Here comes the hard part, you have to wait 30 days for it to be completely deleted. For the next month you’ll still have the possibility to jump back on the FB ride.
I’d suggest you not to get in there and act as if the deletion already happened, but you do whatever it’s right for you


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Because I was curious to see the procedure and how to opt out my data.

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