How to Easily Delete A Facebook Page on Mobile & Desktop

Removing a Facebook Page can seem intimidating, but it’s quite simple. In this article, we will show you how to delete your Facebook Page in a few easy steps, whether you no longer need it, want to clean up your digital footprint, or simply want to start afresh. Perhaps you’re just fed up with the flurry of glitches on the platform.

Before you start, it is worth noting that once the Page is deleted, Facebook provides a 14-day window to recover it, but after that, the page is gone for good.

If you follow these steps carefully, you can remove any unnecessary Pages from your profile without hassle.

Download Your Page Data Before Deleting It

Before deleting your Facebook Page, save a copy of its data. Follow the steps below for this:

  1. Launch Facebook and select the descending arrow located at the upper right corner of the Facebook interface.
  2. Navigate to the “Settings” option.
  3. Select “Your Facebook Information” in the left-hand column in the settings menu.
  4. Locate the “Download your information” section and click “View.” On the following Page, ensure that only the desired box is checked while all others remain unchecked.
  5. Define the “Date Range,” choose the “File type,” and specify the “Media Quality.” Once you’ve set these preferences, click on “Create File.” A notification informing you that a copy of your information is being compiled will appear.
  6. Facebook will notify you when your data copy is ready. You can then download it from the “Available Copies” section.
Download Facebook Page data

You have saved a copy of your Facebook Page data for later offline access. You can put it to use elsewhere or save it for later.

Delete A Facebook Page on Desktop

Here are the steps to take if you want to get rid of that Facebook Page for good:

  1. Visit and sign in with your account information.
  2. To access Pages, go to the left sidebar on the Facebook homepage.
    Open Pages from left sidebar
    Open Pages from left sidebar
  3. Navigate to the “Pages you manage” section and select the Page you wish to delete.
    Choose the Facebook page you want to delete
    Choose the Facebook Page you want to delete
  4. Select Settings from the submenu at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar menu. If you cannot click the Settings button here, switch the main profile to your Page.
    Switch to Page profile
    Switch to Page profile
  5. When the profile is switched, click on the small Page’s picture in the top right corner and click “Settings & Privacy.”
    Open Settings & Privacy
    Open Settings & Privacy
  6. Click on “Setting” to open Page settings.
    Open Settings
    Open Settings
  7. Open the “Privacy” tab.
    Click on Privacy
    Click on Privacy
  8. Now click on the “Facebook Page information” to open details about the Page.
    Open Facebook Page Information
    Open Facebook Page Information
  9. Open “Deactivation and deletion” from several options by clicking on the “View” button.  
    Open Deactivation and deletion by click on View button
    Open Deactivation and deletion by click on View button
  10. Select Delete Page, then click Continue and follow the on-screen instructions. You may be asked to re-enter your password.
    Select Delete page and click Continue
    Select Delete Page and click Continue

After confirmation, your Page will be deleted after 14 days grace period.

Delete A Facebook Page Using The Mobile App

You can deactivate a Facebook Page from your Android phone, iPhone, or iPad if you can’t access a desktop computer. To get rid of a Facebook Page from your mobile device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines (Menu) at the bottom right on iPhone or at the top right on Android.
  3. Scroll down and select “Pages.”
  4. Select the Page you want to delete. Your profile will be switched to the Page profile you just selected.
  5. Once on the Page, tap the “More” option (three dots) in the upper right corner.
  6. Scroll down and tap “Settings” by opening the Settings and Privacy.

    Delete Facebook page from mobile app
    Delete Facebook Page from mobile app
  7. In the new menu, scroll down to “Page Settings.”
  8. A new menu will appear. Find and click on the “Access and Control” tab here.
  9. Tap on “Deactivation and deletion.”
  10. Select “Delete Page” from the two options on the screen and click “Continue.”
    Delete Facebook page from mobile app
    Delete Facebook Page from mobile app
  11. Now select any possible reason for Page deletion and click Continue.
  12. You will be asked to provide feedback to Facebook about this deletion. Just click “Continue” one more time.
  13. You’ll see options for downloading or transferring your information here. If you have done that already, click on “Continue.”
  14. Enter your password to confirm the deletion. Once you click “Continue,” you will be notified that your Page deletion process has started, and you can reverse this within 14 days.
    Delete Facebook page from mobile app
    Delete Facebook Page from mobile app

Having Trouble Deleting A Facebook Page?

Only individuals with administrative rights can delete a Facebook Page. Access to most Page settings, including the deletion option, will be unavailable without such rights.

Your permissions can be checked in the “Page roles” section, where you can see the list of Facebook users currently holding administrative rights. If you do not hold such a position, you could contact one of these admins and request they grant you administrative rights or ask them to delete the Facebook page.

Final Thoughts

Deleting or un-publishing a Facebook Page is a straightforward process, provided you have admin rights to the Page. It’s recommended to download a copy of your Page data before permanently deleting it, as this data can’t be recovered afterward.

Remember, you have a 14-day window to change your mind and cancel the Deletion. If you’re unsure about deleting, you can temporarily un-publish the Page. This hides the Page from the public but allows you to republish it later.

Always consider your options carefully before making a decision that could permanently affect your online presence. If you’re interested in also deactivating a Messenger account alongside, check out our guide on how to do so.


Khalid Ali

Khalid is a versatile analyst honing his expertise for the past 5 years. With certifications from Google and IBM to back him up, his knowledge extends far beyond the routine coverage of the latest trends and in the industry.