We’ve covered how important Facebook can be to a local business. There are few platforms as useful as Facebook for interacting with potential customers, sharing information, and keeping people informed of everything from new products to promos, and so on—that’s all before we even discuss how effective a Facebook ad campaign can be. But despite this, there are still a few reasons why some businesses would choose to leave Facebook. Here are a few of the common ones:
We have instructions for deleting your Facebook account below, but before you do it, you may want to consider the following:
Still want to ditch the ol’ Facebook machine? Here’s how.
Note that you don’t have to completely delete your page to remove it from the public’s eye. Many businesses will simply unpublish their page, which hides it from everybody but page administrators. If you decide to come back to Facebook, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off rather than starting from scratch.
If you do decide to delete your page, Facebook will give you 14 days to change your mind. If you decide you want your page back, it’s easy to restore it if you’re within that window of time. After that? You’re SOL.
Let’s look at how to unpublish your page and how to delete your page. Both are super simple, but note that the following instructions focus on the Facebook desktop experience.
1. log in to your Facebook business page:
2. Click Settings in the secondary toolbar, near the top right corner of the page.
3. Next, you’ll either unpublish your page or delete it for good.
Unpublish Your Facebook Business Page
1. In the General section under Page Visibility, click edit.
2. Check the box that says “Unpublish.”
3. Click Save Changes
Delete Your Facebook Business Page
1. In the General section under Remove Page, click edit.
2. Click Delete [your page name]
3. Click Save Changes
For what it’s worth, we still feel Facebook can be an effective tool for growing your business if you use it right. Check out our recent article for some pointers on how to get the most from Facebook—you might be surprised how useful it is if you put in some effort.