Deleting FB Account Permanently
With all the privacy issues surrounding Facebook, many people feel completely leave the site. If you are not ready to take that step, here it is how to prevent violations of privacy without completely delete your account and lose touch with your friends.
Photo by Elena Berton.
Should I quit Facebook altogether?
We all had a friend who disabled his / her Facebook and was never seen again because he could not make contact. As phone, e-mail, instant messaging and not invented, many people are at a loss as to how to contact you if your Facebook is just a click away. Even if the situation is so serious, Facebook remains how many people stay connected, and the breaking of this connection is completely a problem.
But now people in mind privacy have many legitimate reasons to quit Facebook (or reasons you should, but can not get to the end), the same as is on the mind of everyone: Does the pain stop smoking is to avoid future violations of privacy?
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The less extreme alternative
Fortunately, there is another middle-of-the-road option anymore. This does not mean that it is not extreme it’s not for the faint of heart. It is not a tutorial on how to change privacy settings. This is a tutorial on how to create the most minimalist Facebook profile is possible, with as little information about yourself as possible, to be used only for communication between you and your friends. You will not be able to do much on the site; you probably do not even visit the site as often. This is not to those who want to continue to use Facebook; which is for people who are ready to quit and tomorrow, but do not want to miss the other party simply because they care about your privacy. So if you are really ready to give up wall posts, comments, Farmville, and fan pages, here’s how without falling off the face of the Earth.
Create a disposable email address for your account
We talked disposable email addresses before and most people probably already have one. (The idea is that if a second e-mail address is created for a free portion and form surface sites with it, you will not have to deal with spam in your main account later.) With all errors and stuck to leg confidentiality surrounding Facebook, which has undoubtedly become one of these sites could be called incomplete.
With this e-mail address, you can also set up notifications for messages and invitations to events and get all email (which has not always “check” on Facebook) and even before your account primary email. This way, you do not need to check separately, but if something happens (like Facebook make public your email for 30 minutes), you can remove the disposable address, to a new one, by connecting to Facebook, and not having to deal with spam forever. You can use a service to do this, but I would personally like to just make a new Gmail address separated from my regular Google account, log in private browsing mode (so you do not register itself has been used regular Gmail) provides transfer filters, and forget it. (To configure the transfer, simply enter their available account, click Create a filter and set the filter to email :. from Facebook to your real account If things get ugly, you can always turn the filter.)
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Create a new account and transfer your friends
Technically, this is optional, but I also think has the greatest impact on how the rest of your experience will be a success. You can change all the information in your account, but if you make a new and delete the old will have a completely clean slate. You have no persistent input around anywhere, any personal information to the decision and no photos tagged of you. Also, this is prime time to get rid of all your friends that you do not need. Do we really still have to be Facebook friends with the girl you met at the party then? I do not believe that.
This process is very simple, especially because it has a new email address has been created in the first step. Log out of Facebook and create a new account using this email address. Do not enter information, and for now, make no new friends, except with himself (you need to friend your old account for this to work smoothly). Bask in the glory of this own profile, full privacy, then log in to your account age and accept the friendship request a new one. In addition, open a second browser and use one for your old account and to your new account, just for this process, you can spend a lot.
Ideally suggest Facebook will then ask friends to your new account (if not, you can do so by visiting the profile page of your new account from the previous account). This is part of the process in which it is transferred by friends who really want a time to spend hours searching each of them. Go through the whole list of his friends and mark those who want to keep. It does not take long almost as I think I do, I promise. Click Send and then move to your new account. All suggestions will be friend requests pending that can be run through quickly and add each as a friend (again, like a tedious process, but should not take too long) and you will have all friends you need.
If you value your old account during the transition, which is fine, but the point of making a new one is to remove all the old stuff, so when you’re ready, go ahead and delete (not just disable) the old account. He will try to try to stay to show pictures of your friends, but you can press continue without guilt knowing that always will (mostly) around.
Turn off the wall on your profile
There are some privacy options that we must adapt to the new account, so click on “Account” in the upper left corner of the window, and then click Privacy Settings. . The first area we venture into is “personal information and messages” to turn off the wall That way you will not have your cover profile stupid things that friends say; spend barely through its news service very sterile.
Everyone here can stay the same; you must not do any private thing. You will not make any entry, it will not be full of information, and will not be uploading photos, so no need to cover them. Again, keep in mind, it is not talking about changing privacy, it is a useless activity quit Facebook, so no matter what these privacy options are. They will not go public again after the next redesign, so why mess with them now?
Hide your email address
Then go to privacy settings and go to “Contact”. You can add more here as your phone number if you want your friends to have easy access, but we saw how Facebook can make the information public, even unintentionally. That’s why we created the email address undesirable back to the beginning of this process. I just leave everything blank.
Next to your registered email address is setup so that you can see privacy. Click it and then click Customize. In the dropdown menu at the top of the pop-up window, select “only” and click Save. Your email address is now hidden from everyone, even his friends. If you want to be visible to them, can sometimes people in a bind and may want to contact you by e-mail with something that physically can not be sent through Facebook messages, but again, is only an anti -spam email. You do not want your friends really think it’s your address, because then you have more work to do if you have to throw and get a new, as mentioned above. Just keep the secret.
Hide media Tagged with your name
From now on, you can keep Tagged photos and videos from search results and profile. Currently, there is no way to effectively prevent people tagging photos of you. With this setting, people will not be able to see pictures of you from your profile page, but if they reach the image by other means (eg, looking at the real album or link to her from the profile of another person tagged it), you can see his name on the photo. Yes, there is a glaring omission privacy features on Facebook, but also did not matter much. Unfortunately, the responsibility has and will always have to be with their friends being loaded images. Facebook will never be able to prevent downloading a picture of you, and you will never be able to stop that person to mark this with a name, a name (including his own), either or unbound to a profile. But even if you do, your profile is completely empty. What is the difference between what unites his empty profile and be the unclickable text? The only foolproof solution to the problem is to start tagging photos their friends in the shins if the display embarrassing photos of you. Or, you know, get some more mature friends.
To stop tagged photos appear on your profile, however, return to the privacy settings and click “Friends, Tags and Connections”. Edit the “Photos and videos of me” Settings like you did in the last step so you can see the labels, and save the settings. This will remove the link to the “Photos of you” under their profile picture.
Facebook and Google searches hide
You can set this next step to your liking. You probably do not want your profile to appear in Google, but if you want people to find you on Facebook, you can stay in the search results (as people will not be able to find in the activity walls of his friends, because there will be none). At the same time, you may want to have complete control over who becomes friends with Facebook, and that’s fine too. In the privacy settings, press the “Search” and uncheck the results of public research. Define your Facebook search results that you want the same as for photos.
Applications lock (just in case)
This is the area that makes me everything to be as private as possible. You never know what will make darned these applications, and then he will not be running for Facebook to install anything, you can never be too careful. Not even recommend it to stay connected to Facebook while browsing the web, as we have all seen that they are always watching. Under privacy settings, access applications and websites and crazy. Change what your friends can share about you and what you can share your friends anything, and set your activity visible only to you. Again, note that even if the requests were sharing your information, you do not really have information to share, it is probably safer. The darned things are so boring that I would lock whenever possible.
I also take the notification settings (Account> Account Settings> Notifications) and disable notifications that have to do with applications. In fact, while you’re there, you might as well turn everything off except for messages, event invitations, and (if applicable) photo tagging because they are not going to do much more on Facebook it does not need any reason to clutter your inbox. From time to time, it is probably a good idea to connect and remove all unnecessary notifications, but other than that, you should be able to get the few features required to notify you by email.
As I like to say that you should not pay attention to the privacy gaffes Facebook more, that is simply not the case. With each new design, will do a quick analysis of any privacy settings, politics, or just the blogosphere to see what the hell releases new Facebook, but in general, no matter how trying to share your information not many in this minimal profile that can go. There are certain things that Facebook always have on you, such as your email address and the list of friends, so these are important things to control. But if you have no other profile element, it is difficult to see how the applications your profile information will be a big disadvantage if there is nothing to do.
Your life will not be completely free from Facebook drama, but it will be much easier since you do not have to pour through how-tos (like this one), trying to find a way to get everything set right again. It should be a fairly easy process from now. And, best of all, your friends can not complain of being “difficult to get a hold of,” and the next meeting is not lost just because the invitation came out on Facebook. To be perfectly clear, though: I’m not saying this is what everyone should do. If you are very angry at Facebook (I’m personally), I let go. But if you seriously think about quitting, I think this is an air of considering if you did not. If so, be sure to share your tips for minimalist Facebook in the comments.