How to Delete Facebook Account of a Deceased Person


How to Delete Facebook Account of a Deceased Person: Have you lost a friend or family member who had a Facebook account before their demise? Options to delete a Facebook deceased person account is now available. You can let Facebook know about the deceased Facebook account by filling out a form.

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If you have lost your loved one, you can either memorize their account or contact Facebook so they can delete that account. This post explains how to delete a Facebook account of a deceased person permanently from Facebook.

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How to permanently delete a deceased person’s account

  1. Click on the question mark (‘?’) in the right-hand corner of the page,
  2. Click on ‘Help Center’, you will be taken to Facebook Help Centre,
  3. On the search box, type ‘deceased user delete’
  4. Then choose ‘memorialize’ or ‘delete’ account.


To request the removal of your loved ones account from Facebook, follow this link:

Facebook requires you to fill out an online form and upload documentation.

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What happens when you remove or delete a deceased Facebook account

  • Facebook delays deletion a few days after your request for deceased Facebook account deletion.
  • You can’t regain access once it’s deleted.
  • It may take up to 90 days to delete data stored in backup systems. Deceased info isn’t accessible on Facebook during this time.
  • Copies of some material (for example log records) may remain in the Facebook database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
  • Some things aren’t stored in a deceased account. For example, a deceased friend may still have messages from the deceased after account deletion.


If you see an account on Facebook that belongs to someone who’s passed away, you can report it to Facebook through the link in this article for memorialization. If you’re an immediate family member of that person, you can request the account be removed entirely from Facebook.


Please let others know it is possible to memorize and to delete a deceased person’s Facebook account by sharing this article. Thank you!!!

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