How to Recover a Deleted Facebook Account

Our lives are determined by our choices. At every point in life, we have a decision to make– big or small– that influences us in some way. A single decision can have the power to transform our lives. But not all decisions are worth moving forward for.

recover deleted facebook account

We all are prone to making decisions in the spur of the moment and regretting them later. We make decisions at every stage of our lives. And on looking back, we want to change some of the decisions we made in the past. But sadly, life doesn’t always care to give us a second chance, and most of the time, we don’t get to undo or change what was done by us.

Deleting your Facebook account is merely one of those impulsive decisions we take and regret later. Sometimes, we feel so overwhelmed by the infinite scrolling and irrelevant friend requests that we just want to get rid of these issues once and for all. It is only a few days later that you realize the deletion should have happened once but not for all.

Well, life doesn’t always give you second chances, but Facebook does. If you have deleted your Facebook account and now want to get it back, you have reached your destination. We will be sharing some valuable tips on account deletion and deactivation on Facebook. Let’s start.

Can You Recover Deleted Facebook Account?

Yes, and No. This answer might confuse you, but we are here to clear all your confusion. Keep reading.

Facebook provides the Delete option for an account if the user wants to remove their account forever. In contrast to the Deactivate option, which facilitates a temporary suspension of an account, the Delete option is there to delete your account permanently.

While deactivation is a reversible step, account deletion is meant to be irreversible. Once your account gets deleted, there is NO way you can retrieve your account. There is no way to undo deletion after your account gets deleted.

But, wait there! There is no way to restore your account after it gets deleted. But, did we tell you about the thirty-day waiting period?

Facebook knows its users well. It knows about the mood swings a user can suffer from and the rushed decisions anyone can make. It also knows how users accidentally delete their accounts when they are actually trying to take a short break. Due to all these possibilities, the deletion of your Facebook account starts only after 30 days of you initiating the deletion.

In other words, you can restore your account within 30 days of deletion. After thirty days, you can do nothing.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Account

If you have deleted your Facebook account within the last thirty days and want to restore it, you just need to log in back to your deleted account. Yes, it’s that simple. And guess what, we will make it even simpler for you by the following step-by-step guide.

On Desktop

Step 1: Open a browser and visit

Step 2: Log in to your Facebook account with your email address and password.

Step 3: After hitting the Log In button, you will land on a checkpoint screen where you will be shown the date of your account’s scheduled deletion. To cancel the deletion and restore your account, tap on the Cancel Deletion button.

That’s it. You will be logged in to your account right away without any more questions.

On the Mobile App

Step 1: If you use Facebook through the mobile app, you will be logged out of your account after your deletion request. You can simply tap on your Account Name, if it appears, or log in normally by entering your email address and password.

Step 2: A pop-up will show up asking you to Confirm Your Identity. Tap on GET STARTED to continue. Don’t worry. You won’t be asked to click photos or anything like that.

Step 3: After tapping on the GET STARTED button, you will land on a checkpoint page. Your account deletion date will appear at the top of the screen in red. To cancel the deletion, tap on the button that says, “Yes, Continue to Facebook.”

Also Read:

Posted by
Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.