If you deactivate your account:
  • You can reactivate whenever you want.
  • People can't see your Timeline or search for you.
  • Some info may remain visible (ex: messages you sent).
  • We save your account info (ex: friends, interests), in case you reactivate.
If you delete your account:
  • We delay deletion a few days after it's requested. If you log in during this time, deletion is canceled.
  • You can't regain access once it's deleted.
  • It may take up to 90 days to delete data stored in backup systems. Your info isn't accessible on Facebook during this time.
  • Some things aren't stored in your account. For example, a friend may have messages from you after deletion.
  • Copies of some material (ex: log records) may remain in our database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
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