How to delete your Facebook Messenger account on PC or Mac

How to delete your Facebook Messenger account on PC or Mac
How to delete your Facebook Messenger account on PC or Mac
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For personal reasons or if you no longer want to use your Facebook Messenger account, you can delete it from a computer. However, before you can exit the application, you must deactivate your primary Facebook account.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Disable Facebook

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 1

Step 1. Open this page in your web browser

If you are not yet signed in to your Facebook account, sign in first.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 2

Step 2. Click the down arrow

This button is located at the top right of Facebook and opens a menu.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 3

Step 3. Select Settings

This option is at the bottom of the menu.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 4

Step 4. Choose Account Management

Account management is located at the bottom in the right panel.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 5

Step 5. Click Deactivate Your Account

This option is at the bottom of the gray section DISACTIVATE your account in the right side panel.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 6

Step 6. Enter your password

Then click on Continue.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 7

Step 7. Indicate your reason for leaving

If the reason that prompts you to close your account does not appear in the list, choose Other then type something in the field.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 8

Step 8. Choose whether or not to receive messages from Facebook

Facebook will continue to send you emails when your friends tag you in photos, add you to groups, or invite you to events. If you no longer want to receive these emails, check the box Stop receiving messages from Facebook.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 9

Step 9. Click Disable

A confirmation message will appear on the screen.

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 10

Step 10. Select Deactivate Now

Your Facebook account is now deactivated.

  • If you've never used Facebook Messenger on a phone or tablet, your account is now deleted.
  • If you are using Facebook Messenger on a phone or tablet, skip to the next method to deactivate your account.

Part 2 of 2: Disable Messenger on Mobile

Delete Your Facebook Messenger Account on PC or Mac Step 11

Step 1. Open Facebook Messenger on your Android, iPhone or iPad

The app icon looks like a blue chat icon with a white lightning bolt inside. Usually, it is found on the Home screen or in the application drawer (on an Android).

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Step 2. Tap your profile picture

Your profile picture can be found at the top right of Messenger.

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Step 3. Look for the Privacy and Terms option

This option is at the bottom of the menu.

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Step 4. Select Disable Messenger

Disable Messenger is at the bottom of the list.

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Step 5. Enter your password

Then, tap Continue.

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Step 6. Tap Disable

You will be logged out and your account will be deactivated.

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