How to Delete a Facebook Page [Step-by-Step Guide]

If you are considering deleting your Facebook page, this article will hit the spot. While removing a page from Facebook is easy, you need to know that once you do it, there is no going back.

So, how to delete a Facebook page? You can delete your Facebook page using the Facebook website, Facebook mobile app (Android and iOS), and Facebook Business Manager. Once you delete your Facebook page, it remains visible for 14 days. If you wish to make your Facebook page invisible, you must unpublish it.

Today, we will walk you through the steps to get a Facebook page taken down, what options are available besides deleting a Facebook page, how to unpublish a Facebook page, what happens if you change your mind after deleting a Facebook page, and more.

How to Delete a Facebook Page (on the Facebook website)

Step 1: From your Facebook Home page, tap on “Pages” on the left

Facebook Home page options, highlighting the "Pages" option.

Step 2: Find and select the page that you want to delete under “Pages”

Facebook "Pages" section, showing the pages that are managed.

Step 3: Scroll down the sidebar on the left and find “Settings” at the bottom

Facebook sidebar, highlighting the "Settings" option.

Step 4: Select the “General” tab, scroll down to the bottom, and choose “Remove “Page.” Then click on the blue hyperlink marked “Delete,” and click “Delete Page” in the pop-up.

After this step, another pop-up will inform you that your page has entered the deletion mode and that you can cancel it within 14 days. If you are sure that you wish to delete your Facebook page, click “OK.”

How to delete a facebook page

How to Delete a Facebook Page on the Facebook Business Manager Website

Regardless of why you want to delete a page on Facebook, it’s easy to delete a page on FB using the Facebook Business Manager. Follow the steps below on how to do it:

  1. Go to the Facebook Business Manager website and log into your account
  2. On the left, click on the “Settings” tab
  3. On the Settings Page, click on “More Business Settings”
  4. Go to your Pages and tap on “Accounts”
  5. Select the Page you wish to delete and choose “Remove” on the top right
  6. You will be informed that you have 14 days to cancel the deletion process. If you are certain that you wish to remove this page, click “Delete Page”

After 14 days, you will be asked to confirm whether you want to delete your Facebook page. If you change your mind within these 14 days, you can simply go to “Page Options,” then to “Delete Page,” and choose “Confirm to Cancel” your Facebook page from being deleted.

How to Delete a Facebook Page on the Facebook Mobile App

If you prefer to remove your Facebook page via the Facebook mobile app rather than the Facebook Business Manager website, follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone (Android or iOS)
  2. On the bottom right, click on the three-dotted menu and choose “Pages”
  3. Under “Pages You Manage,” select the page you want to delete
  4. On the top right, click on the “Settings” option
  5. At the top of the Settings page, select the “General” tab, then scroll down to “Remove Page”
  6. In the pop-up, click on the blue hyperlink “Delete” button, and then click on “Delete Page”

Alternatives to Consider Before Deleting a Facebook Page

So you have decided to learn how to take down a page on Facebook. You are lucky because this guide will show you the proper methods to do it. However, we will also show you a few alternatives if you are on the fence about canceling your Facebook page.

The alternatives are simple—you have two options: unpublish your page or merge it with another page on Facebook. If you are unsure if you want to delete your Facebook page and you just want to make it invisible for a while, unpublishing a Facebook page is the best option. Merging Facebook pages is another great option because it transfers the likes to the new page while removing the old one.

Unpublishing a Facebook Page Instead of Deleting

There are many reasons why people want to unpublish their Facebook pages. One of the main reasons is that they are unsure if they want to delete it forever. If you fall into this category, here’s how to unpublish your Facebook page, making it invisible:

  1. Go to your Facebook newsfeed and click on “Pages”
  2. Select the page you wish to unpublish and then choose “Page Settings”
  3. Go to the “General” tab and click on “Page Visibility”
  4. Choose “Page Unpublished”
  5. Click on “Save Changes”
  6. Type the reason why you are unpublishing your Facebook page and then tap on “Unpublish”

Merging Facebook Pages Instead of Deleting

  1. Open your Facebook mobile app
  2. On the right, click on the three-dotted menu
  3. Tap on “Pages”
  4. Choose the page you want to merge
  5. Go to “Settings”
  6. Choose “General”
  7. Click on “Merge Pages”

After you have merged your pages, Facebook will require you to enter your Facebook password. You will also need to choose two pages you want to merge. If you’re going to merge two Facebook pages successfully, you will need to meet the criteria below:

  • You must be the admin of both pages
  • The pages must be on the same topic
  • The pages must have similar names
  • If applicable, the pages must have the same physical location

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Can’t I Delete the Facebook Page?

If you cannot see the option to delete your Facebook page, you need to check whether or not you are an administrator for the page because only administrators of Facebook pages can delete them.

To check your Facebook role:

  1. Go to your newsfeed. On the left sidebar, tap on “Pages”
  2. On your Facebook page, tap on “Settings” at the bottom left
  3. On the left, click on “Page Roles”

From here, you will be able to see who the page administrators are with a list displaying their names and roles.

How Can I Delete a Facebook Page if I’m Not the Page Admin?

You can only delete a Facebook page if you are the page admin. Therefore, to become an admin, you must ask one of the current administrators of the page to make you a page admin.

What If I Change My Mind After I Delete My Facebook Page?

Luckily, Facebook pages are not deleted immediately. If you change your mind after deleting your Facebook page, you can retrieve it within 14 days. Here’s how to cancel the deletion process:

  1. Go to the page that’s in the process of deletion (you can only do this within 14 days of starting the process)
  2. On the bottom left, tap on “Page Settings”
  3. Then click on “Cancel Deletion”
  4. Choose “Confirm” and then click “OK”

Unfortunately, you can only cancel the deletion process within 14 days. After this period, Facebook will delete your page permanently.

The Bottom Line

Now that you have a better idea of how to delete a Facebook page, what to do if you change your mind after deleting it, and the alternatives to canceling your Facebook page, you can make an informed decision on how to manage your Facebook page.

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Tamara is the social media manager and a writer for Productivity Spot. Her main areas of expertise include writing in-depth how-to articles, developing email campaigns, and social media management in the tech industry. She is also the social media manager for Spreadsheet Point,, and VentureKite, among others.

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