How to Delete a Facebook Page

Simple ways to remove your page from any device

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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:

  1. Go to Facebook

  2. Select Pages in the left menu, then select Your Pages from the top menu bar.

    Pages link on Facebook main page
  3. Select the Page you want to delete.

    Facebook Page to be deleted
  4. Select Settings from the top menu bar.

    Settings button on a Facebook Page
  5. Select Page Roles in the left menu. If you are an admin, you'll see your portrait near the bottom of the page.

    Page Roles and Admin section in Facebook Page settings

How to Identify Page Admin Using a Mobile Device

If you're using the Facebook mobile app for iOS or Android:

  1. Open the app and select the menu icon at the bottom to the far right.

  2. Select Pages.

  3. Select your page, then select Edit Page.

    Menu, Pages button, Page to be deleted, then Edit Page button
  4. Select Settings > Page Roles.

  5. 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.

    Settings, Page Roles, Admin

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu by selecting Settings at the top of your page on or by selecting Edit Page > Settings on the mobile app.

  2. Scroll down on the page settings tab to the bottom until you see Remove Page.

  3. Select Remove Page (or Edit beside it).

    Remove Page button in Page Settings
  4. Select Save Changes on the popup box to delete your Page.

    Deletion Save Changes button for Facebook Pages

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

  1. Select General from the page settings tab and scroll down to the Remove Page section.

  2. Select Permanently delete page name, then select the blue Delete Page button on the following tab to send it to deletion mode.

    Three iOS screens showing General, Pernanently delete Page, and Delete Page buttons in Facebook Settings

If you change your mind about deleting the page, you can visit the page and select Cancel Deletion on, or select Scheduled for deletion in X days on the app within the 14-day period to restore it.