How do I delete the 4 Facebook accounts I no longer need?

John Gillis June 13, 2013
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I have 5 Facebook accounts, but I only need one so how do I delete the other 4? I have forgotten the passwords for the other accounts…

  1. ColaWTF
    June 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    You could deactivate the other accounts however if you do not remember your passwords you have a couple of options. 1. You could reset the passwords by clicking on ' forgotten your password' and then you could deactivate the account, this would be time consuming though because you have so many. 2. you can post a status on your current facebook asking your friends to report the other accounts explaining that you no longer use them. You can also report them yourself, the more the better.

  2. Rayon
    June 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Deactivate and all suggestion is good above

  3. thejay_0
    June 14, 2013 at 5:48 am
  4. Min Shum
    June 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    You can deactivate your Facebook account as per:

    http://www.facebook.com/help/214376678584711

    When you deactivate your account, your timeline and all information associated with it disappears from Facebook immediately. People on Facebook will not be able to search for you or view any of your information.

  5. dragonmouth
    June 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    There is no such thing as "deleting" an Internet account. As Chinmay Sarupria pointed out you can only "deactivate" an account. To actually delete any account anywhere on the Internet, you would have to delete ALL the data about it from ALL the backups in existence and that is impossible.

  6. Cristina Muñoz
    June 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    You cannot delete it! You can just deactivate it (somewhere in settings)

  7. Tina Sieber
    June 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

    John,

    You cannot delete a Facebook account unless you are able to log in. So as Susendeep already said, you need to recover your passwords. I wrote an article on this topic:
    How To Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can No Longer Log In.

    Once you are able to log in, you can delete your account. We also have an article on that:
    How To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

    Good luck!

  8. susendeep dutta
    June 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Firstly,you would need to recover your 4 passwords of your 4 accounts which you can do it from the link below -

    https://www.facebook.com/recover/initiate

    then you can follow the deletion steps mentioned above.

    If you happened to save passwords on your browser when it asked to do so,then WebBrowserPassView utility would be helpful to view it directly without resetting it.

  9. ha14
    June 13, 2013 at 6:58 am
  10. Chinmay Sarupria
    June 13, 2013 at 5:04 am

    How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account(With Screenshots)
    http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account

  11. Aniket Singh
    June 13, 2013 at 3:03 am

    as per my info...u cannot delete ur fb acnt the only thing u can do is ,u can deactivate ur acnt.....

  12. Rezy143
    June 13, 2013 at 2:58 am

    You can delete your facebook account by clicking the gear icon. Then you click on Account settings. Once there, go to the security section, and then look for "Deactivate your account"., which should be the last link on the page. Click on it and then you must put an option as to what was the reason to deactivating your account. One of the options is that you have another account.

    • Chinmay Sarupria
      June 13, 2013 at 5:03 am

      Deactivating account doesn't means deleting account.

    • Patrick Jackson
      June 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

      One needs to sign in before doing that, which is not possible in this case. So this doesn't help.

    • Rezy143
      June 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      I found information in the Facebook Help Center. Here is the link:
      http://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/

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