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Breaking up with Facebook

It’s no secret that Facebook has had a tumultuous year. The company has been rocked by one scandal after another, from revelations that data of millions of users was mishandled to accusations of censorship and election meddling. And the hits just keep on coming.

In one of the latest debacles, Facebook admitted that it had shared user data with dozens of hardware and software makers, including some of the biggest names in tech like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung. The news sent shockwaves through the tech world, and for many users, it was the last straw.

If you’re one of the people who’s had enough of Facebook, here’s how to break up with the social network and delete your account for good.

Download a copy of all your Facebook data

Before you delete your account, you’ll want to download a copy of all your data from Facebook. The company keeps a record of everything you’ve ever posted on the site, as well as all the messages you’ve sent and received. You can download this data by going to Facebook’s settings page and clicking on the “Download a copy” link.

Delete your account

Once you have a copy of your data, it’s time to say goodbye to Facebook. To do this, go to the Delete My Account page and enter your password. You’ll then be asked to confirm your decision, after which your account will be permanently deleted.

And that’s it! Once you’ve taken these steps, you’ll be free of Facebook for good.

Switch to other Social Media

Of course, breaking up with Facebook doesn’t mean you have to give up social media altogether. There are plenty of other networks to choose from, including Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. So don’t be afraid to explore your options and find the right fit for you.

Do you have any tips for breaking up with Facebook? Share them in the comments below!

Written by Steve Thompson, published 2019-05-16

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