It’s difficult to keep the pace of everything this happened with Facebook recently.
Since Frances Haugen, the company’s former data scientist,
At the beginning of October, he made public thousands of papers (now known as The Facebook Papers) and spoke before a Senate subcommittee.
The platform’s inner workings and challenges have become increasingly visible to the rest of the globe.
These include failing to manage hate speech and misinformation,
as well as the availability of internal data indicating that Facebook-owned Instagram hurts youth,
particularly girls (and the failure of executives to do something about it),
and even apprehensions regarding the platform’s genuine user base.
The documents could eventually reveal much more information about the platform,
in what is without a doubt the company’s worst crisis in its 17-year history.
If you’ve had enough of these revelations and have decided you can no longer be a part of the company’s community,
All of Facebook’s platforms include simple instructions for backing up and deleting your data.
HOW DO I REMOVE FACEBOOK?
Because your Facebook and Messenger accounts link together, deleting one will result in the deletion of the other.
This will not happen if you use your Facebook account to log into WhatsApp, Instagram, or any other app.
However, before you shut down the platform, you should save all of the data you’ve accumulated over the years.
To begin, navigate to your Facebook page in your favorite web browser.
Then, in the top right corner of the screen, click the downward arrow next to your profile image, go to Settings & Privacy, and then Settings.
Choose Your Facebook Information from the left-hand sidebar menu.
You can see an itemized version of your data in this section (click on Access your Information),
Download your information or transfer it to another platform (click Transfer a Copy of Your Information).
Click the View link next to the last of those selections to do so.
This will allow you to preserve anything you’ve ever posted on Facebook since you first signed up, as well as all of the information Facebook has on you.
You can provide a date range if you simply want the previous few years, for example.
as well as the type of data you wish to save, such as Messenger conversations, posts, polls, locations, and events.
By default, everything in this long list is selected, but you can pick and choose what you wish to take with you by using the checkboxes on the right.
Select a file type (HTML or JSON—the latter is ideal if you wish to transfer your data somewhere else) and click Create file once you’ve decided what you want to back up.
Because Facebook has a lot of information about you, this won’t happen right away.
It could take several days for the file or files to become accessible for download.
When it finishes, Facebook will send you an email notifying you that your data is ready to save.
This is a time-sensitive concern; because files are huge, Facebook will only keep them for a few days before deleting them.
You’ll have to start over if your download window closes on you.
You can delete your account once you’ve safely stored everything you wish to take with you on your hard disc.
Scroll down to Deactivation and deletion on the Your Facebook Information tab.
which are the two possibilities available to you.
Deactivating your account means temporarily removing your name, photographs, and other personal information.
You’ll lose access to Messenger and most of the information you’ve exchanged, but you’ll still be able to use it.
You have the option to undo this at any time.
On the other side, you have the option of permanently deleting your Facebook account.
You can’t back out of this decision, and if you do, all of your data will be lost in the online ether.
Select your favorite option by clicking on the bubble adjacent to it, then press Continue.
Before everything vanishes, Facebook will ask for your password one last time.
There are two more to go.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
On Instagram, the procedure of backing up your data and deactivating your account is very similar.
Go to Settings, Security, and Privacy on your mobile device.
Go to Settings, Privacy and Security, and then Download Data; on the web
and then select Request download from the Data download drop-down menu.
You’ll need to ask Instagram to bundle your information into one or multiple files so you can download everything later, much as on Facebook. The procedure could take up to 48 hours, according to Instagram.
If you do this via the web, you can choose the format in which your data will be delivered (HTML or JSON).
When the file is complete, Instagram will send you an email with a link that you can use for four days.
Unfortunately, unlike Facebook, temporarily suspending or permanently canceling your Instagram account is not as simple.
If you’re still undecided about whether or not you want to be fully erased from the ‘Gram, log into your account using a web browser, then go to Settings, then Edit Profile.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to discover a link (not a button) that says To do so, temporarily disable my account.
The platform will ask for your password and a reason (you can say something else).
You’ll be logged out and your account will be disabled until you log in again once you’ve provided it.
It’s even more difficult to delete your account because the only option to do it is to go to this page.
which, according to reports, hasn’t been updated since Instagram’s rebranding in 2016.
If you’re already logged in, Instagram will ask you why you’re closing your account (you don’t have to explain).
Finish by providing your password, and you may say goodbye to your second Facebook connection.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE YOUR WHATSAPP ACCOUNT?
You can back up two types of data in WhatsApp: your chat history and your account information.
Go to Settings and then to Chats and Chats backup on mobile to preserve all of your communications, including any files you’ve shared with your contacts.
There, you’ll find your device’s backup settings (Google Drive for Android phones, iCloud for iOS devices),
You’ll also have the option of adjusting how frequently the app stores your messages to the cloud.
Tap the BACKUP button if you wish to back up your data manually.
You can easily restore your chat history if you change your mind about deleting WhatsApp later.
You must request to save your account details. Go to Account in Settings and then Request account information.
Select Send Request from the drop-down menu. You’ll have to wait 48 to 72 hours for WhatsApp to bundle your data, just like Facebook and Instagram.
You’ll receive an automated message with a link when it’s ready, and you’ll have a limited amount of time to utilize it.
However, instead of a few days, it will be a few weeks in this situation.
Finally, go to Account and select Delete My Account from the drop-down menu.
Choose DELETE MY ACCOUNT after entering your registered phone number.
This will erase you from all of your WhatsApp groups and destroy your complete communication history.
Then delete your Google Drive chat backup as well as your final Facebook connection