How to Delete a Facebook Page

Simple ways to remove your page from any device

Have you ever created a Facebook page, only to find yourself not needing it anymore and wondering how to delete it? We'll show you how to delete a Facebook page.

Facebook Page vs. Facebook Profile

A Facebook page is different from a profile. Your user profile represents you as an individual. It's where you 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.

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 created the page, you're the admin by default. However, if you were not the one who created the page, you must have permission from another admin of the page to become an admin.

To find out if you're an admin of a Facebook page on a computer:

  1. Select Pages in the left menu.

    Pages heading on Facebook
  2. Select the item you want to modify under Your Pages in the left column.

    A Facebook page in the Your Pages list
  3. Select Settings from the left menu.

    Settings in the Manage Page section
  4. Select Page Roles from the left menu.

    Page Roles in Page Settings
  5. Scroll down to the Existing Page Roles section and look for the word Admin next to your name.

    The Existing Page Roles section

How to Identify Page Admin Using a Mobile Device

If you use the Facebook mobile app for iOS or Android:

  1. Open the app and select the menu icon in the lower-right corner.

  2. Select Pages.

  3. Select your page.

    Navigating to a page in Facebook
  4. Select Settings in the upper-right corner.

  5. Tap Page Roles.

  6. If you're an admin, your profile picture and name appear in the Current People section with the Admin label.

    Page Roles for a Facebook page

As an admin of the page, you can continue with the deletion process by following the next steps.

How to Remove a Facebook Page and Wait for Permanent Deletion

Deleting a Facebook page removes it from Facebook for 14 days, after which you're asked to confirm its permanent deletion. Facebook maintains this 14-day page removal period in case you 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 liked the page. The only people who can 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 allows 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 that you have a copy of 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, or 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:

  1. Navigate to your page and select Settings from the left menu.

    Settings in the Manage Page section
  2. On the General tab, scroll down to Remove Page and select Edit.

    The Remove Page command
  3. Select Permanently Delete [page name] to confirm your decision.

    The "Permanently delete page" link
  4. Select Delete in the window that opens.

    The Delete button

Here's how to continue with the deletion process on a mobile app:

  1. Navigate to your page by going to More > Pages and tapping the name of your page.

    Navigating to a page in Facebook
  2. Select Settings in the upper-right corner.

  3. Tap General.

  4. Under Remove Page, tap Permanently delete [page name].

    Deleting a Facebook page
  5. Select Delete to confirm.

If you change your mind about deleting the page, 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.