Social Media Facebook 71 71 people found this article helpful How to Delete a Facebook Page Simple ways to remove your page from any device by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on June 18, 2020 hocus-focus / Getty Images Facebook Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Have you ever created a Facebook page, only to find yourself not needing it anymore and wondering how to delete it? We'll tell you how to delete a Facebook page. A Facebook page is different from a profile. Your user profile represents you as an individual; it's where you can interact with friends and maintain control over the privacy of the information you share. A page is a public representation of a person, place, business, organization, or group that other people on Facebook can like and follow. Follow these steps to learn how to remove a Facebook page. How to Make Sure You're an Admin of the Page You Want to Delete Only users assigned the role of admin can delete Facebook pages. If you're the one who created the page, you're already the admin by default. However, if you were not the one who created the page, you must have received permission from another admin of the page to become an admin yourself. To find out if you're an admin of a Facebook page on a computer: Go to Facebook Select Pages in the left menu, then select Your Pages from the top menu bar. Select the Page you want to delete. Select Settings from the top menu bar. Select Page Roles in the left menu. If you are an admin, you'll see your portrait near the bottom of the page. How to Identify Page Admin Using a Mobile Device If you're using the Facebook mobile app for iOS or Android: Open the app and select the menu icon at the bottom to the far right. Select Pages. Select your page, then select Edit Page. Select Settings > Page Roles. You may need to scroll down to see the existing page roles. If you're an admin, you will see your profile picture and name listed along with the Admin label. As an admin of the page, you can continue with the deletion process by following the next steps. How to Remove Facebook Page and Wait for Permanent Deletion Deleting a Facebook page removes it from Facebook for a period of 14 days, after which you'll be asked to confirm its permanent deletion. Facebook maintains this 14-day page removal period in case you to change your mind and want to restore it. After you confirm its deletion, the Facebook page can never be restored. Before you delete your page, first consider a few alternative options: Unpublish the page instead: Unpublishing your page makes it inaccessible to the public, including the people who've liked the page. The only people who will be able to still see your page are those with page roles.Merge the page with an existing similar page: If you're an admin of another page with a similar name and representation, Facebook will allow you to merge it with the one you don't want to maintain anymore.Download a copy of your page data before you delete it: Obtain your page data so you have a copy of all your posts, photos, videos, and page info. Each of the above can be done from within the page settings tab. Look for the Page Visibility section to unpublish the page, the Merge Posts section to combine it with a similar page and the Download Page section to download a copy of the page. You can only download your page from a web browser. Here's how to continue with the deletion process on Facebook.com: Navigate to the Settings menu by selecting Settings at the top of your page on Facebook.com or by selecting Edit Page > Settings on the mobile app. Scroll down on the page settings tab to the bottom until you see Remove Page. Select Remove Page (or Edit beside it). Select Save Changes on the popup box to delete your Page. Here's how to continue with the deletion process on a mobile app: Select General from the page settings tab and scroll down to the Remove Page section. Select Permanently delete page name, then select the blue Delete Page button on the following tab to send it to deletion mode. If you change your mind about deleting the page, you can visit the page and select Cancel Deletion on Facebook.com, or select Scheduled for deletion in X days on the app within the 14-day period to restore it.