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How to Delete a Facebook Page

Do you need to delete your Facebook page? Sometimes you start a Facebook page with the best intentions. You plan on posting to your Facebook page regularly, you plan on using Facebook to connect with customers and clients, and you started off with a bang! But then you got busy, your Facebook page fell to the wayside, and now it’s been months since you have posted anything.

Or maybe you spent a lot of time posting stuff about your business and saw a very low return on your time spent and are giving up … That’s okay. In this post I am going to show you how to Delete your Facebook page step by step. Social media marketing isn’t a magic pill solution. It also isn’t a quick results solution. Social media marketing can yield a HUGE payoff, but it takes time. Social media marketing, especially with Facebook, is a long-term investment in interaction and building relationships. It is a long-term investment in creating a community of people who feel like they matter and who feel involved in your brand.

This type of marketing isn’t for everyone or every business. If you want to, you can delete any Facebook page that you have admin rights to.

A word of caution! Deleting a Facebook page is permanent and can not be undone. So if you do choose to delete your Facebook page, make sure you really want to delete it… and check with anyone else who is an admin for the page to confirm.

Here’s how you can delete a Facebook Page:

Click the “Edit Page” Button below your Facebook Page photo graphic

How To Delete a Facebook Page

Click the first menu option in the left column “Manage Permissions”

How to Delete a facebook Page

Click “Permanently Delete This Page” at the bottom of the window

How to Delete a Facebook Page

And that’s how to delete a Facebook page. Hope this helped!

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  1. Thanks so much!I looked at tons of sites and this was the only one that didn’t say the “delete” button should be under the picture. You were super helpful :)

  2. What if you want to close the facebook business site down but you have people who have “liked” or became fans? We are a developer and have found that we may have started a facebook site a little early :) We can’t update enough to keep people from complaining about nothing being done. Partners are getting irratated and want it down. How do you suggest i handle the “closing of the site ?

    thanks for you help!
    Jan Siplon

    • Jan –

      The best thing to do would be to send an update to everyone to has “liked” the page and notify them that you’ll be closing it down. You may want to send this message once, wait a week and send it again as a reminder right before you shut down the page. In the messages, I would remind them of the other ways they can contact you and stay in touch – include your website, email, and phone number at the least.

      Hope this helps!

  3. What if the Admin for the Business Page was “let go” by their company and, unfortunately was the only Admin for the page? I have tried logging in under their email associated with the page and clicking “forgot password”… but that didn’t work. Now, I just want to delete the page altogether (there are no fans) and start over as administrator but am unable to do that as well (or at least I can’t find where I can delete). Any suggestions?

    • Ellen – Unfortunately we hear from a lot of businesses that make this same mistake – having an employee set up the page under their account!

      Only the person who created the page in the first place can delete the page. Pages are tied to the person who created them, so if that person is no longer with the company, their email address is no longer the one associated with that page.

      You need to either 1) Contact this person, ask them to add you as an administrator and them remove themselves (only the page creator can remove themselves), 2) Contact them and ask them to permanently delete the page, 3) Cut your losses and move on.

  4. Hi Jennifer

    Wonder if you can shed any light….

    We have a company facebook page svaja ltd although an earlier version exists if you search just for svaja on facebook.

    However, I cant work out where this resides, whether it was a page on my own or my wife’s facebook page.

    Naturally I would like to delete it/them leaving our personal accounts and that of my wife together with the correct page for svaja ltd.

    Hope it makes sense and you can cast any light.

    Thanks in advance and very best wishes for the new year to you.


    • Nigel – If you list a company as your employer on Facebook and you don’t exactly specify your existing business page (or you don’t have a page yet), Facebook will create a page for it.

      Here’s what their help center says about it:

      How do I claim a Page that already exists for my business? Can I merge it with my business’s official Page?
      A Facebook Page may exist for your business even if you or someone else from your business didn’t create it. This happens for a variety of reasons. For example, when someone checks into a place that doesn’t already have a Page, a new Page gets created to represent the location.

      If you’re an official representative of an existing Page, you can request to claim it:

      From the Page, click the menu.
      Select Is this your business?.
      Follow the steps that appear on your screen. Add and verify information about your business, like its address and website, and click Continue.
      Next, Facebook will ask you to claim your Page to prevent other people from becoming an admin without your permission. Choose to verify your connection to the business by Email or by uploading Documentation:
      Email: Choose this option if you have an email address associated with your Facebook account that was officially issued to you by your business. Email addresses from generic providers like Yahoo! or Gmail will not be accepted. The email address should correspond to your business’s name, ex:
      Documentation: Upload a scan or photo of an official document that shows your business’s name and address. Ex: phone bill, business license, business tax file, articles of incorporation, etc.
      Click Submit.

      You’re now an admin of the Page and can begin managing it. Please allow up to one week for the Pages team to review your claim request and respond. If your request is accepted, other people won’t be able to become an admin of your Page without your permission.

      Once you’ve claimed your Page, you can merge it with duplicate Pages that you may already have set up for your business. People who like the Pages will become associated with the one Page that has the most likes. The Pages must be about the same thing and have similar names to be eligible for merging. Additionally, if the Pages have physical locations, make sure the addresses are the same. Learn more about merging Pages.

  5. Thank you! I google how to delete a facebook page and found your blog. It really helped. Good thing that facebook gave me 14 days to re-think, but I’m pretty sure I just want to delete it, as I changed my business name and now I’m using my own name as business name and I’m having another better Facebook page .
    Again, thanks a lot!

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