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How do I delete my Facebook account?

I don't trust Facebook's new privacy settings and have decided to delete my account, but I can't find the kill switch. Does anyone know how I can delete my Facebook account?
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Better way to search the Facebook activity log / timeline?

I'm trying to find a post I made on my timeline (aka wall) several months (or even years) ago, but can't find a way to search for it. I see there's a way to download my entire content, but that's very ...
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Why can I not create an application on my Facebook page?

I have created a Facebook "page" for a client, for the purposes of promoting their business. Forgive me but I'm not totally clear on the myriad of options and account types on Facebook, so I am not ...
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I can't retrieve my Facebook password

I haven't been to my Facebook account in a while and I can't remember my password. When I try to have it reset, it goes to a security question, but I can't remember that either. Is there anything I ...
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How to change Facebook username?

Do I have to re-register a new Facebook account to change my facebook.com/USERNAME? Or are there any ways to change it?
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How to upload an mp3 to Facebook?

I know it's possible to upload videos to Facebook. Is it possible to upload an mp3 to Facebook using their user interface?
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What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

If a Facebook user dies, what happens to their Facebook account? Is it deleted after a certain period? Should their friends or relatives inform Facebook that they are dead?
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How do I control who can see my Friends List?

I don't want the entire world to see who I am friends with on Facebook. How do I control who can see my list of friends?
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How do I recover the Facebook account password?

I have forgotten my Facebook account password and also I have no access to the number which I use to log-in to Facebook account. On this page (see the image below) they are asking for a government ...
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What is your Instagram password when signing in using Facebook?

Do this: On your phone, create an instagram account using Facebook log in. Now on your desktop web browser, log in using Facebook connect. Now go to delete your account - edit profile -> I'd like to ...
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Collage of six photos, not Facebook Lookback movie

I didn't get a Facebook look back movie. I've been on Facebook since it was “thefacebook” in 2005 and I've shared my little heart out. Anybody know if the automated video is linked to security ...
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Facebook Lookback Movie Second Chance?

I was able to successfully create and share the FB Lookback movie, but had to delete it when I saw a picture had been included that should not be shared (someone with their ex). After deleting the ...
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How to disable “Seen by” in Facebook chat

When two or more people chat together, Seen by appears when one of the participants views the last message. It is nice to know your message has been viewed, but it is also an invasion of privacy. ...
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How do you format Facebook Wall posts?

There doesn't appear to be any formatting links when I do a Facebook Wall post. Is there any way to do formatting like HTML, markup, etc?
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How to receive email notification of new Facebook messages?

I would like to receive an email when someone sends me a message on Facebook. This used to happen by default. Is it still possible to set it up somehow? Update (Dec/12): Mehper C. Palavuzlar's ...
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How can I block app and game invitations once and for all in Facebook?

I want to block app and game invitations once and for all in Facebook. How can I do it so they cannot disturb me anymore?
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How do I post animated GIFs on Facebook?

A friend posted an image that was animating directly in the messages feed on my Facebook start page. How is this possible? How can this be done? This is the URL used by Facebook: http://photos-c.ak....
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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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How do I stop someone from seeing me on Facebook Chat?

I like Facebook Chat, but I want to hide from specific people. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How do I get the phone numbers of my Facebook Friends?

There was a time that somehow Facebook synced to my phone and that was great but I did not want all of them. How can I manually select the Facebook numbers and then export it to my phone via Contacts ...
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How to make Facebook group open for joining?

I have a Facebook group meant to be open for anyone to join. In the "edit group" screen, I set privacy to "open". There is a small lock icon besides the word "open", it that matters in any way. ...
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Changing vanity URL on Facebook?

As you may know, Facebook allows users to choose a "vanity URL," allowing easy linking to one's profile. However, once set, this URL cannot be changed and this was done for security reasons, ...
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Hiding New Friends Activity on Facebook

Is there a privacy setting on Facebook that will stop the posting that is made on your friend's wall when you make a new friend? I do not want this to appear on my friend's wall when I make a new ...
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How do I export or back up my Facebook friend list?

I'm admin of several large political pages. Because of this, my profile chronically suffers report-attacks (i.e.; enough number of people falsely report my profile) and make it suspended. This happens ...
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How do I delete friends on Facebook?

How can I permanently delete friends from my Facebook account?
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Facebook opens “Ads Page” instead of regular homepage after login

My cousin who is a regular Facebook user has a problem with his Facebook account. I think he made something wrong which he does not remember and now he can't log in to his Facebook account properly. ...
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How do I hide events in Facebook?

Sometimes I will be invited to an event that I don't care about. In these cases, I would like to hide the event from my event list. In some older version of the site, I could do this. I just can't ...
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How do I set the privacy for a single pic/photo in Facebook?

I want to restrict viewing of one of my single uploaded pic on Facebook. How do I do that?
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How can I import Facebook events into my Google calendar?

I get a lot of invitations via Facebook, but I keep track of my schedule with Google calendar. Is there any way to automatically import or sync my Facebook events to my Google calendar?
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How to synchronize comments between WordPress and Facebook?

I import my WordPress posts into my Facebook account as Notes. I end up having two separate sets of comments for the same blog post this way. Is there any way to do a two-way synchronize of these ...
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How do I search a text keyword in a Facebook Page

I once liked one text post from one FB Page without clicking its like button (because basically I like every text post from this page). Now, I have to refer that text post in my writing, but the ...
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Find out who likes my website using the Facebook like button

Where can I find the details on who has liked and commented on my pages via the Facebook Like button that I've put on my website? I recently put the Facebook Like plugin on my site and now see that ...
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No Add Friend Button but many mutual friends?

An old friend and I have 18 mutual Facebook friends. Until a month ago, I could have sent him a friend request, as the button to add friend was there. Then all of a sudden, the "add friend" button ...
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How can I automatically forward Facebook messages to my email or phone?

I can create email addresses that forward to other email addresses. Likewise, can I automatically forward Facebook messages to either my email or phone?
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How do you share a Facebook photo album with people that don't want to register for Facebook?

I recall seeing this option when I created my album, but I don't know how to get back to it. If you email the photo album to a friend, it makes them sign up before they can view it.
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How do I disable notifications in my personal profile for activity on pages I am an admin of?

I'm an admin of several pages on Facebook (for technical stuff like RSS imports, etc.), but neither do I contribute content nor do I care about their content. Still, as an admin, I get notifications (...
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Knowing who I sent a friend request to on Facebook

Today I received a notification that XYZ has accepted my friend request. I do not know the person and do not remember sending any request to him. Is there any way to check if I sent the request to ...
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Export Contacts from Facebook — The Painless Methods

Question Is there an relatively painless way to export contacts from Facebook? Background I'm helping my wife get contact info for her network. I've read the answer to this related question on ...
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Is there any way to tag more than 50 people in Facebook photo?

My dear friend is stuck with a problem. He's tagged his wedding invitation to his friends but he has a lot of friends and those not tagged are upset. Please tell me is there any way to tag more than ...
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Facebook Profile name with Fancy and Stylish Font

I have found some people are writing their profile name in fancy and stylish font. How do I write a name or add some stylish font to the profile?
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Script or App to remove own Facebook status updates

I am totally aware of this question, however this isn't a very elegant solution that seems very buggy or even outdated, judging from the comments. I heard that there was a Greasemonkey/UserScript ...
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Facebook chat only page

I don't remember exactly how I got to it, but I opened a page (external possibly) that only showed the chat interface of Facebook. It was quite similar to the gabtastik screenshot What I wanted was ...
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How can I view Facebook chat history?

I wonder if Facebook stores its chat history anywhere or if there is a way to enable chat history. Do you know a way to get the chat history? I have tried with: javascript:buddyList.itemOnClick(_ID);...
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How can I make my Facebook profile completely private?

How can I make my Facebook profile completely private? I don't want people to be able to see me.
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How to tag more than 20 people in Facebook

In this question, someone is asking how to tag more than 50 people in a picture. He even has a link to someone who has done it. I can only tag up to 20 people. How are some people able to tag more ...
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How can I delete multiple Facebook Posts on my timeline?

I'm trying to clean my Facebook profile's Timeline, but I don't like the idea of going through them all posts and delete one by one. Is there any tool, option or something that I'm missing, that ...
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How do I undo “Hide all from <page/non-friend-person>” in Facebook?

Facebook frequently shows me things that my friends Like (not share), so I use this "hide all from" functionality quite frequently (eg. there are a million different Minions pages I have hidden ...
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Does Facebook provide an SSL/TLS interface?

Does Facebook only support HTTP or does it have HTTPS also?
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My account on Facebook has been hacked - how do I recover it?

Someone is sending spam messages from my account in Facebook. How do I get back control of it?
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Does “previewing” a Facebook message mark it as Seen?

Say I get a New Message notification (the red box over the Messages icon). I then click on the Messages icon, so I am viewing the "preview" of all of my recent conversations. The red notification icon ...