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Does facebook marketplace comments under a listing gets deleted after deleting account? [duplicate]

does your comments under a marketplace listing gets deleted if I deactivate fb account? Thanks
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Preventing a Facebook account from commenting

Is there the possibility to set up a Facebook account so that the owner can still read people's content and use messenger, but without the ability to post comments? My dad uses Facebook to keep in ...
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Privacy setting to hide Facebook account from Facebook search not available [duplicate]

Facebook no longer allows a user to hide their account from a Facebook search, from what I can tell. They allow a user to hide their account from outside of Facebook, but not within. I've tested the ...
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Why can I not see a mutual friend on one facebook users profile, but I can on another?

Me and my bf have about 16 mutual friends. I am aware he has his account settings to hide his friends list. Now, there are a few users that I know whom are not on my friends list, but they are on my ...
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Facebook and Instagram Integration Error

I have an integration error between my facebook and instagram. Tt is causing me to be locked out of instagram. My facebook and instagram are linked, but the 2FA between them is not correct. My ...
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How to make my profile picture in Facebook private that can't be commented and liked by my friends?

I don't want to anyone (including friends) able to liked or comment on my profile picture. Only just view it. How to do that?
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What are Facebook lists that can be "followed"?

On Facebook, under Settings -> Privacy -> Your Activity, there is an option called "Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow?" What is a list, and what does it mean to "...
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"Can't send request" Facebook Problem

When I want to add people outside my country, 9/10 times I get the Pop-Up saying: "Can't send request It looks like you may not know this person. Send requests to people who you know personally ...
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How does Facebook know which websites I've visited and what technology does it use to do so?

I've been using Facebook for quite a while and have noticed that it keeps an eye on my browsing habits. Facebook also recommends me videos and other content based on my locality. I use Facebook only ...
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Does your friend get notified when you add or remove them from any list?

There are mainly 3 lists and custom options to create a new list. Close, Restricted and Acquaintances Now, if you add a friend to say Close list, will he or she get notified or is there any ...
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Help in tracking a stalker

My wife is being harassed on Facebook and Instagram. The messages are coming from fake names and when she blocks them, they just make another account and keep sending other things. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible not to show to public your real name on Facebook?

I have to sign up with my real first, last names but do I have to show them to public on Facebook? Is there way to not let people see your real identity, may be separate public page or something? And ...
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How does Facebook know I am the same person/computer trying to make separate accounts using different browsers?

Question: The essential question here is how does Facebook know I am the same unit that is trying to create a new account, even after I have deleted all cookies/history/cache from my browser, and even ...
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Can Facebook's Custom privacy setting ever include the public?

On Facebook, I occasionally see certain friends with their privacy settings set to Custom. When I comment on their posts, I don't want my comments to show up publicly, but I can't know whether they ...
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How to delete old Facebook chats from both end?

I know Facebook doesn't allow users to delete chats from both side after 10 minutes. But is there any way or workaround to delete or vanish my sent messages from my friends' side?
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How long does it take for Facebook to verify a new account?

I made a Facebook account for mom on April 24th and on the same day it got disabled. I used the same name, surname and birthday that is in her ID. The next day (25th of April) I saw that they were ...
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Can Facebook group admins see the location of people who contact them to join their group?

I messaged a group admin requesting to join their private group and the admin was able to see my location (albeit it wasn't my actual location because I was using company server). I was using my ...
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Recover Facebook account, without access to email and

We have the following scenario: Alice is authenticated on Facebook on her phone. She forgot the password of her Facebook account Can't access the email associated with the Facebook account and does ...
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Why is Facebook recommending my friend to my other friends despite having nothing in common and having my list hidden

I'm using Facebook only as a means of easy contact (mainly messenger). I have my privacy settings set as low as it was possible, with everything visible only to me. Basically everything that could be ...
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How can I download my own video I uploaded to Facebook to my hard drive?

I have the link of the video in my storyteller. But whenever site I paste the link I'm getting error say "the video might be private and not public". But I never set it to private. Any way to ...
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Deleting Facebook Messenger messages for all users? [closed]

I am attempting to regain my privacy by deleting some social media apps. I'm starting with Facebook and Messenger, because those are the ones I use the least, but I see that deactivating or deleting ...
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Share your Facebook photo album with non-Facebook users

In the 2000s (before 2010) Facebook would allow you to get a direct URL to one's own Facebook album that could be emailed and shared with non-Facebook users. People have asked this question before ...
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How do I lock my Facebook profile?

I have found some Facebook accounts if someone is not my friend, it shows "This profile is locked". I want to do same with my Facebook account. How can I do that? I have seen in other's accounts a ...
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My Facebook was disabled by mistake, how long does it take to get it back? [closed]

On November 20th I was first told you send a photo of me for security and it was being reviewed. Now on December 24th my account was disabled when I had to wait a whole month to wait so I sent a ...
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Can "Watching now" be disabled?

I was watching a snooker game live stream on Facebook and noticed a FB friend being displayed as (also) Watching now: They also mention it in the comments next to the video (which scrolls out of view ...
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How to Discover Facebook Fake Account Info?

Someone created a fake Facebook account using my name and my picture; is there a way to discover the phone number or email that was used to create the fake account? How I can discover who did that, ...
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If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it?

If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it? What can I do if I don't want them to be notified?
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Why is Facebook telling me "Only add people who you know"?

This is the message I am receiving: Only add people who you know Please only send friend requests to people who you know personally. If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us ...
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Delete all data on Facebook without having an account

From the latest updates to security and data-protection there is now a way to delete all private data a company such as Facebook has collected together with the ability to get the collected data. I ...
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Automated Facebook friend requests

My father has a Facebook account he barely uses, which I can't even find on google or Facebook. He changed his privacy settings a few days ago. Before everyone could send a friend request, now only ...
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When I comment on a post it does not display on my timeline or newsfeed

I have privacy settings set to Only Me (until I figure this out) for 'Who can see my future posts' and 'Who can see posts I'm tagged in', and when I post on an article it does not appear anywhere on ...
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Does turning off facial recognition remove (or prevent the creation of) facial templates

As I understand, facebook's facial recognition creates a facial template for each user based on their photos. Does disabling facial recognition suggestions either delete existing templates or prevent ...
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How do I ensure everything on my Facebook timeline is hidden to strangers?

When a stranger (i.e. person who is not my Facebook friend) opens my personal Facebook URL (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/myusername/), several posts on my timeline are displayed. How can I ensure ...
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Will I get a Facebook Login notifications about a device that has logged into my account a few times?

I've recently turned on the setting to be notified when an unrecognised device logs into my Facebook account. However, I think that someone has used my account on another device BEFORE I turned this ...
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Will 'going to' on public event in closed group show in news feed?

I'm in a 'closed group' which has a 'public event'. I want to press 'going' on this event. I don't want it to appear on news feed/timeline (or whatever it's called) of my Facebook friends. Will my ...
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How to block Facebook friends suggestions?

I need to block Facebook friends suggestions. I keep seeing friends suggestions on the main page and on profiles of friends, and I don't want to be shown people I don't know. Any way to block these ...
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FriendA and FriendB are also friends with each other. Can FriendB see if FriendA likes/comments a post meant for FriendA only?

I tried to find existing answer but could not find the exact situation. I would like to know how Facebook will behave in the following case: A, a friend of mine B, a friend of mine C, a friend of A, ...
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How to appear offline on Facebook, to all but one person?

Sometimes Facebook is the best or only method of communication between her and a priority contact. So as not to seem rude to her other friends, customers, or whatever while she's busy; how can she ...
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How do you stop your friends from being notified of what you post on others' walls?

With Facebook, if you go to for example a company's page and post something on their wall, or even another friend's page, how do you stop it from notifying all your friends of what you posted? I don'...
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Prevent Instagram from suggesting me to my Facebook friends (accounts not linked)

In my Instagram app I don't log in with Facebook (my accounts are not linked and have never been) but somehow Instagram is showing me contacts from Facebook and presumably showing my contacts my ...
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How can I block all the members of a Facebook group to which I do not belong?

I would like to block the entire member list of a Facebook group, which I do not belong to, all at once. Is that even possible?
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Cannot log in to Facebook Account - No way to contact support

So I can't log in to Facebook and have no way of contacting Facebook support for help - I'm developing a Facebook app using calls to their API for a job/interview test. So, I created the app on my ...
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I think Facebook blacklisted my son

Approximately two months ago, my son's Facebook account was disabled for using a fake name. He made a fake account and was trolling various people/political sites and their comments sections. I was ...
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How do I stop Facebook from suggesting my friends join my closed Facebook groups?

How to make my closed Facebook groups not show in "proposed"? My friend can see closed groups where I am a member.
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Deleting other people's comments on Facebook

On Facebook it appears other people can delete your comments. When can this happen, in the context of writing on someone's timeline (so not including scenarios where a group admin deletes a comment)? ...
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"Unrecognized browser or device" email received from Facebook

Email I received from Facebook said: your account was recently logged into from an unrecognized browser or device. Was this you? May 16, 2017 @ 9:25 p.m. Near Ranchito, Belize IE on Windows. ...
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Hide public posts on Facebook profile

I have certain posts that I want to be public, i.e. visible to everyone who has a link to it, shareable and re-postable, but I still would like to hide the post from the list of posts visible on my ...
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How to update Facebook Profile without announcing it to everyone?

How do I update my profile Basic Info, such as location, education, job, etc. without triggering a notification on Friends' Notification (upper left) or their Wall/Timeline/Recent Friend Activity page....
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Identity theft. Accessing my Facebook page

I experienced identity theft. My credit card was used numerous times. Reported to CC company and police. My Facebook page lists another city than where I live on the weather log. I change it daily. It'...
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Stop specific people (or everyone) from getting notifications when I post a comment on or like a page's post on facebook

Is this possible? If I'm posting a comment reply to someone on a news story, I don't necessarily want it to be going out to my friends; they're not interested in my ramblings or opinions on current ...
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