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How to Delete Facebook Business Page

Published April 2, 2024

Key Takeaways

  • To delete a Facebook Business page: go to that page > settings > remove page > edit > delete page > wait 14 days.
  • To deactivate (not delete) your page: go to page > settings > ‘Page Visibility’ > ‘Page unpublished.
  • To unlink your business page and personal account: go to page > settings > ‘Page Roles’ > edit > go to ‘Existing Page Roles‘ area > ‘Remove.’

Introduction

Tired of being told that Facebook is the biggest social media platform, and you NEED to have your business on it?

Well, maintaining a Facebook Business Page takes effort, and sometimes you don’t have the time or resources to manage one.

Maybe your business has closed or changed direction.

Maybe managing multiple pages has become overwhelming.

Whatever the reason, deleting a Facebook Business Page can seem confusing if you don’t know the proper steps.

We want to simplify the process for you. Our guide will provide you with some easy-to-follow instructions on how to delete a Facebook Business Page.

Why Should I Delete My Facebook Page?

There’s nothing wrong with leaving a business page up on Facebook!

But there are times when you might want to delete or deactivate a Facebook Business Page. These reasons can include:

  • Your business has multiple Facebook pages but realistically only needs one.
  • You’ve accidentally created a duplicate Facebook page for your business.
  • Your company has gone out of business, and you want to remove its presence from Facebook.
  • You no longer wish to update your business’ Facebook page.

Sounds like you? Great! Next up, we’ll teach you exactly how to get rid of that Facebook Business page.

How to Delete a Business Page on Facebook

Before you can remove a Facebook Business Page, check that you hold the admin role on the page.

Often, when people are unable to delete their Facebook business Page, it’s because they don’t have admin privileges.

If you’re not an admin, you won’t find the option to delete the page.

If you’re dealing with a duplicate page you can’t access, securing admin rights by claiming the page is your first step.

Once you’re sure that you’re an admin for the page, you’ll need to follow these steps remove your Facebook Business Page:

# Step Description
1 Go to your Page Head over to the Page you want deleted.
2 Access Settings Select ‘Settings’ located in the upper right corner. This action redirects you to the ‘General’ tab within Settings.
3 Find the Delete Option Scroll to locate the ‘Remove Page’ section.
4 Delete the page Click ‘Edit’ then ‘Delete Page’
4 Confirm Deletion Save your changes.

That’s all you need to do! Now, a 14-day grace period starts, allowing you to revert the deletion if you ever change your mind. After these 14 days are done, the page will be permanently deleted.

How to Delete Your FB Business Page Using Facebook Business Manager

Facebook Business Manager serves as a comprehensive control panel designed for organizations to manage their ad campaigns, Facebook Pages, and check insights and reporting at the business level.

It’s especially useful for larger businesses/organizations that handle multiple user accounts, employees, clients, and advertising accounts.

To delete your Facebook Business Page via Facebook Business Manager, follow these steps:

# Step Description
1 Sign In Access your Facebook Business Manager account.
2 Go to Settings Look for ‘Business Settings’ in the top right corner from your home page.
3 Go to Your Page Under ‘Business Settings’, click on ‘Accounts’ and then ‘Pages’ on the left. Choose the Page you wish to delete.
4 Select Page Removal After selecting the Page, its details will appear on the right. Look for an option above the details to ‘Remove Page from FBM’.
5 Delete the Page By choosing this option, your Page will be detached from Facebook Business Manager, allowing you to proceed with the deletion as previously detailed.

Keep in mind, just like deleting your Facebook Business Page from the page itself, it won’t be permanently deleted until after a 14-day window.

Also, if you’re thinking about having a hiatus (rather than a full deletion), consider unpublishing your Page instead.

This option hides your Page from public view without sacrificing your followers, reviews, or recommendations.

This flexible alternative is a great way to maintain your Page’s assets while taking a break from the platform.

How to Deactivate Your Facebook Page Instead of Deleting It

As we mentioned, if you’re not ready to completely (permanently) delete your Facebook Page, you can still deactivate it!

What does deactivating a Facebook page do? Deactivating the page keeps it accessible to administrators but invisible to its followers (and the public).

Why bother deactivating a page you may ask? When you unpublish your Facebook Business page, it gives you a break, which can let you take your time to make necessary updates or even rethink your marketing without losing your Page’s content, followers, or history.

Here’s how to temporarily deactivate your Facebook Page without deleting it:

# Step Description
1 Open Page Settings Head to your Page, find the ‘Settings’ menu at the top.
2 Modify Page Visibility In the settings menu, locate the ‘Page Visibility’ option.
3 Choose to Unpublish Select ‘Page unpublished‘ to make your Page invisible to the public and followers.
4 Confirm Changes Save your changes to deactivate the Page. It remains accessible to admins but hidden from others.

Can You Reactivate a Deactivated Facebook Page?

Yes, you can bring back a deactivated page at any time!

When you decide it’s time to bring your Page back to life, all the content and followers will still be there, waiting for you.

Here’s how to do it (it’ll be very similar to deactivating, but in reverse):

# Step Description
1 Open Page Settings Go to your Page and click on ‘Settings’ at the top.
2 Adjust Page Visibility Find and select the ‘Page Visibility’ setting within the options.
3 Reactivate the Page Choose ‘Page published’ to make your Page visible to followers and the public once more.
4 Confirm and Save Save your changes.

Now you have your page back!

How to Remove Facebook Business Page From Personal Account

Want to separate your Facebook Business Page from your personal account without deleting it?

No problem! You can easily unlink your own account from being associated with the page.

What does this mean? You won’t get updates or notifications from the Page anymore (but it will still exist on Facebook for other users to see and admins to manage).

If this sounds good to you, here’s how to remove yourself from a Facebook Business Page:

# Step Description
1 Visit the Page Go to the Facebook Page you want to remove from your personal account.
2 Access Settings Locate and click on ‘Settings’ at the upper right side of the Page.
3 Go to Page Roles Scroll until you find the ‘Page Roles’ segment, then click on ‘Edit.’
4 Locate Your Account In the ‘Existing Page Roles’ area, find your personal account and select the ‘Remove’ option next to it.
5 Confirm Removal Agree to the removal by clicking ‘Confirm.’

And that’s all you need to do to unlink your personal account to the page. You’re free! You won’t receive any further communications or have any responsibilities tied to the Page.

Please note that the Page itself remains accessible to other admins/editors for them to manage.

The page will not be deleted.

FAQs for Deleting Facebook Business Pages

Why Am I Unable to Remove My Facebook Business Page?

Often, if you’re not able to delete your page, it’s due to not being the Page’s admin.

If you are the admin, tried to delete a page, but the page is still up, another admin might have reversed the deletion within the 14-day window.

Another possibility is the FBM. If your Page is tied to a Facebook Business Manager account under a larger business entity, removing it requires going through the Facebook Business Manager setup.

What Does It Mean to Delete a Facebook Business Page?

Once deleted, your Page becomes invisible and unsearchable.

You’re given a 14-day period to reconsider; after which: permanent deletion.

A permanent deletion means that it will erase all your Page’s content, including likes, comments, reviews, and interactions.

Is It Possible to Save My Facebook Page’s Information Before Deletion?

Absolutely! To save your Page’s data, head to settings, click ‘Download Page,’ and then click ‘Create File.’

A notification will provide a link to download your data (which you should do immediately since this link does expire after a certain amount of time).

For personal accounts, go to your settings and select ‘Your Facebook Information’ for data download or content transfer.

How to Delete Facebook Business Account?

If you want to know how to delete a business account on Facebook, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to your account settings.
  2. Go to ‘Your Facebook Information’.
  3. Select ‘View’ in the ‘Deactivation and Deletion’ section.
  4. Enter your password and delete your account.

(Note: this will also delete your personal account).

How Long Does It Take to Delete a Facebook Account?

Facebook will need up to 120 days to completely erase your account. Throughout this period, your account will be invisible to other users.

Can I Stop the Deletion of My Facebook Business Account Once Initiated?

Yes, if it’s been less than 30 days since the deletion request, you can stop the process.

Beyond 30 days, Facebook will delete the account, making it impossible to retrieve any data.

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Jessica is a writer who specializes in social media, marketing, and digital strategy. She is a graduate of Antioch College and earned her MBA at Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, specializing in STEM Management. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and mainstream publications. She lives in New England with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
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