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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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Someone memorialized my Facebook profile but I'm still alive!

Apparently, it’s pretty easy to memorialize someone's Facebook profile. I am greeted with the following message after entering my valid and correct username and password: Account Inaccessible This ...
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Facebook detects if you are logged in Gmail

Today I was playing with some web security, and there was a surprise when I decided to test the Forget the Password link on Facebook. I chose to send the password reset code to my Gmail address, and ...
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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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Facebook accepts more than one password

With Facebook login, my password had a form of uppercase letters, lowercase letter and numbers. Not strong, but it did the job. For example hunTer2 Recently, I was told by an acquaintance that I ...
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Any risk in replying to a message on Facebook?

I got a message from someone I've never met before, or even heard of, from Nigeria. He wants to learn to write Java code and is asking me if I can recommend any websites or e-books to help him. He ...
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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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Determine who unfriended me on Facebook

Is there a way to find out who "unfriended" me on Facebook?
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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 can I download all messages from Facebook?

How can I download all my private messages from Facebook? I don't really want to have to scroll through the actual messages, wait for older ones to load, and copy and paste since I have 7k+ messages ...
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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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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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How, exactly, does a Facebook worm work?

I initially had assumed that a FB friend of mine was spreading a malicious link because she had innocently accepted an app and given it privileges, but she says that's not the case. See the exchange: ...
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How do I ensure that what I post on Facebook stays private?

On Facebook, how should I adjust my privacy settings so that my posts stay private?
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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 can you get the URL of a wall post in Facebook?

When you use the notification system to go to a post ("X friend commented on your post"), you are taken to a page with just that post, not your entire wall. You can also get there if you receive an ...
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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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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 to hide my likes from my friends on Facebook?

My friends say that they are notified when I like a post on Facebook. I don't want this. What is the privacy option that can help me?
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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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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 does the Facebook friend finder operate?

Facebook friend finder is really creepy. It has suggested to me: The father of a friend of mine—whose existence in Facebook was unknown to the said friend of mine himself. The twin brother of a ...
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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 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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Is there a way to hide status updates from a friend on Facebook? (Boss Mode)

I have friends on Facebook that I like to see their status updates, but I don't necessarily want them to see my status updates. People like my boss, or my mum. Is there any way I can still be ...
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How does Facebook guess results when you search for someone?

When you start searching for someone in Facebook's search bar, it will automatically start bringing back finds. What is the algorithm here? Is order arbitrary, and if not what determines it? Edit: My ...
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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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Are there any Facebook apps that could allow me to reply by email? [closed]

I know it is possible to receive your Facebook messages via email. I would like to reply by email, but Facebook doesn't allow me to do this and instead returns a delivery failure.
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How do I see all of my Facebook “Likes” and, if necessary, remove them?

With the imminent release of Graph Search, I am a little concerned about what Graph Search results in which I may be found. Where can I go to see all of the pages/links/etc. I have "Liked"? How can I ...
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How long does Facebook keep data of a deleted account?

I deleted my Facebook account and it is past the 14 days period. I want to know if my data is completely erased from Facebook's servers or if it will be kept for time immemorial in their servers.
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Is there a way to see a list of pending friend requests on Facebook?

Is there a way to see a list of my pending friend requests on Facebook - that is, a list of people to whom I have sent a friend request, but who have not responded. I know that status is indicated ...
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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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How do I remove Timeline from Facebook?

I visited my friend's profile on Facebook recently. Impressed with his Timeline feature I added to my profile as well. Bored with it, I want to get rid of the Timeline now. How can I remove it? I was ...
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How can I reset all public posts to be friends-only?

I recently found that despite my default posting privacy level being "friends" all of my recent posts are "public". Is there some way I can quickly move these posts back to "friends" or otherwise ...
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What's the difference between All, Most, and Only Important updates on Facebook?

When you are friends with someone on Facebook you have the option of showing all, most, or only important updates from them. What's the difference between the three?
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Who is looking at my Facebook profile or pictures?

Can a Facebook application or anyone track that information? Some applications advertise this feature. I'm not sure whether I can trust them.
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How can I fully and immediately unsubscribe from Facebook?

I know that there's a way to suspend the Facebook account and it should be removed after 2 weeks. However I would like to immediately and definitively remove my account, so that in their servers ...
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How do I make Facebook block a friend’s Mafia Wars updates?

I like Facebook to connect with friends, but I don't like the way their favorite games spam me. They just keep giving me Mafia Wars updates! Is there any way to block a friend's Mafia Wars update? ...
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Will having a Facebook account soon become a necessity for use of unrelated web apps?

I'm noticing an increasing trend of sites that offer Facebook authentication. However, I don't really want an account myself. Would my disdain of the service proper ever be overruled by use of it's ...
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Why can't I see some mutual Facebook friends?

I share mutual friends with a lot of people on Facebook, yet on some they don’t show up. It shows that we have 12 mutual friends, but I only see 4. How does that happen? For example, one friend has ...
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How Can I Really Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications?

Recently Facebook has begun notifying me of random things. It started when it would tell me about everybody's check-ins. That wasn't so bad, because it doesn't happen very often and I can appreciate ...
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Stop receiving friend's status updates as notifications

I'm having problems with Facebook since the latest update (subscriptions, I think.) On the web application, I now receive status updates from certain friends as notifications. I don't need to see ...
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Facebook last login

I think somebody logged into my Facebook account. Is there any way for me to find the last login IP address or the location from where this occurred?
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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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How do “like” Facebook pages “as a Facebook page” rather than as my personal account?

I created a Facebook page for a company, and my personal account is the "admin" of that page. What I want to do is "like" some other pages, but I want to "like" them as this company's page, not as my ...
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How to disable comments for my post in Facebook?

I don't want any comments to my post from my friends or anyone. Is this feature available in Facebook?
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Disable Facebook chat availability (Active now, active just now, active x minutes ago)

How do I disable Facebook chat availability? My chat is offline and I am using Windows 7 with Firefox. When I login with my other account through my mobile Facebook and open a chat conversation I see ...
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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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How can I tell when Facebook applications are spamming my friends?

There's nothing I hate more than receiving spammy notifications from other people's applications on facebook. However, Sometimes I come across a useful application that I authorize to interact with ...
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How to delete all Facebook posts/comments older than 1 year?

I love Facebook, but I don't want all my contacts to be able to sift through all my old posts. So I'd like to delete all my posts and comments from Facebook after a defined time, like, say one year. ...