How to delete your Facebook account and data permanently

According to the report by alon Gal a security researcher, Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free and reported that the exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India,” according to Insider. “It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthday dates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.

This isn’t the first time Facebook to step into the data breach. A full list of data is included in the down below via tweet from Twitter.

There are also more extreme measures you can take if you no longer trust Facebook — You can completely delete your Facebook account and remove your Facebook profile and all the photos, videos, status updates and so on you’ve shared over the years with these simple steps.

How to download Facebook data before deleting it

  • Tap in the menu on the top right of Facebook.
  • Scroll down and tap Settings.
  • Scroll down to Your Facebook Information and tap Download Your Information.
  • To add or remove categories of data from your request, tap the circles on the right side of Facebook.
  • Select other options, including:
  • The format of your download request.
  • The quality of photos, videos, and other media.
  • A specific date range of information. If you don’t select a date range, you’ll request all the information for the categories you’ve selected.
  • Tap Create File to confirm the download request.

How to delete your Facebook account permanently

  • Tap in the menu on the top right of Facebook.
  • Scroll down and tap Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Your Facebook Information section and tap Account Ownership and Control.
  • Tap Deactivation and Deletion, and select Delete Account.
  • Tap Continue to Account Deletion and select Delete Account.

If you can, read Facebook data policies in order to know more about what information is collected and how they use the data.

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