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How to permanently delete your Facebook Account

How to permanently delete your Facebook Account

If you’re concerned about your privacy and data being shared without your consent, or you’re just simply ready to move on from Facebook, there is now a way to permanently delete your Facebook account. Previously, you could only deactivate your account, but now, Facebook has a way to permanently delete your account. To permanently delete your Facebook account, follow these steps below: 1. Click on the downward pointing triangle. It will be located in the upper right hand corner. 2. Click on ‘Settings & Privacy’ 3. Click on ‘Settings’ 4. Click on ‘Your Facebook Information’ 5. Click on ‘View’ next to ‘Deactivation and Deletion’ 6. Select ‘Permanently Delete Account’ and click ‘Continue to Account Deletion’. For more information on the ‘Deactivate Account’ option, read the next section. 7. Click ‘Delete Account’ 8. Enter your password. For security reasons, Facebook will prompt you to enter your login credentials. Before proceeding, make sure this is what you’d like to do. Once you permanently delete your Facebook Account, it’s gone. You may want to make sure that you’ve backed up your photos, contacts, or anything else you may want access to in the future.  If you’d like a more temporary solution, you can Deactivate your Facebook account instead (see below) 9. You’re done! How to Deactivate your Facebook Account If permanently deleting your Facebook account sounds like something you’re not sure about, you can always Deactivate your Facebook account instead. By deactivating your facebook account, you can always decide to reactivate it again in the future! Follow the steps below to deactivate your Facebook account. 1. Click on the downward pointing triangle. It will be located in the upper right hand corner. 2. Click on ‘Settings & Privacy’ 3. Click on ‘Settings’ 4. Click on ‘Your Facebook Information’ 5. Click on ‘View’ next to ‘Deactivation and Deletion’ 6. Select ‘Deactivate Account’ and click ‘Continue to Account Deactivation’ 7. Enter your password. For security reasons, Facebook will prompt you to enter your password. Remember, you will always have the opportunity to Reactivate your Facebook account in the future. 8. You’re done!  
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How to make your Facebook Account Private

How to make your Facebook Account Private

If you enjoy using Facebook to communicate with your friends, family, and colleagues, but you don’t want strangers to see any of your Facebook information, you can make your Facebook account private! Switching your Facebook account to private prevents unwanted strangers from viewing your profile. Here’s how to make your Facebook account private: 1. Click on the downward pointing triangle. It will be located in the upper right hand corner. 2. Click on ‘Settings & Privacy’ 3. Click on ‘Settings’ 4. Click ‘Privacy’. It will be located in the menu on the left hand side of the screen. 5. Click ‘Edit’ across from ‘Your Activity’. This is the section that will allow you to make adjustments to who sees all of your activity. 7. Select who sees your activity. You will be presented with a dropdown that allows you to customize who sees your Facebook activity. Select the most appropriate customization based on your personal preferences. 8. Select which people can find and contact you. You’ll be presented with 5 different scenarios where you can decide whether you’d like to allow access to the public, friends, selected friends, or only yourself. See the five scenarios below, and if you’d like to make any changes simply click ‘Edit’ next to any scenario you’d like to make changes to: 9. You’re done! Once you’ve edited all of your preferred privacy settings, they will immediately be implemented by Facebook!
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How to Reset Your Facebook Password

How to Reset Your Facebook Password

Facebook is a much-loved social media platform. However, the organization has been notorious for its lack of seriousness when dealing with personal information. However, having a strong password can help prevent some nuisance in your online life.  Although, given our hectic lives in the digital era, it is only natural to forget your most used PINs and password. In case you too have forgotten your Facebook password, here’s how to reset it. Steps to reset your Facebook Password Head over to the Facebook sign up page and tap ‘forget password’ link. Source: HowToGeek Source: HowToGeek Enter your registered email with Facebook and click on search.  Follow the prompts for Facebook to send you a recovery email.  Source: HowToGeek Open the link attached to the recovery email and follow the prompts to reset your password. Source: HowToGeek In case you no longer have your registered email you’d need to answer some security questions to reset your password.
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How to cancel a pending friend request on Facebook

How to cancel a pending friend request on Facebook

If you want to cancel someone’s unwanted friend request on Facebook, you can do so easily. The process of canceling is slightly different when done on a browser or the official Facebook app. Here’s how you can do it: Click on the friend request icon at the top of the page Click on find friends and then select “view sent requests” button Hover your mouse on the “friend request sent” link and click on the cancel request button  Steps to cancel pending facebook request on the Facebook app Tap on the More icon Click on the apps section and tap on the “find friends” link Tap on the “requests” button Tap the down arrow next to view sent request Tap on undo next to the request you want to cancel
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How to Print Facebook Messages

How to Print Facebook Messages

The need to print Facebook messages might arise for a variety of reasons, including legal situations, sentimental purposes, or just to have a backup. In any case, there are a number of ways to download and print them. Depending on what platform you use to access your messages— typically Facebook.com or the Messenger app— the processes you go through can look vastly different.  Here, we’ll walk you through a few methods to show you how to print Facebook messages. How to Print from Facebook.com From the Facebook.com website, you’ll have the option of downloading your messages directly from the site. This method requires navigating through a few areas of Facebook you might be unfamiliar with in the following steps: Open Facebook.com, log into your account and click on the small triangle in the upper right corner of the page.  In the drop-down menu that opens, click on “Settings and Privacy,” and in the submenu, click on “Settings.”  On the menu on the left side of the page, navigate to “Your Facebook Information,” where you will then see an option to “Download Your Information.” Click on this link. On this page, you have the option to select the type of Facebook activity you’d like to request a copy of. If you’d like to limit this to just messages, hit “deselect all” and select only “Messages.”  Click on the blue “Create File” button. You should receive an email from Facebook that your file is being generated. This process can take a while depending on the size of the file. Facebook will then send both an email and a notification that your file is ready for download. Click this link, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can download your file (in either HTML or JSON format).  Note: Because HTML files require internet access to be opened, you will have to save any webpages as in PDF format in order to access them offline.  Although you can limit the messages you want to be included in your file download by specifying a date range, there’s no ideal mechanism for downloading a conversation with one particular person. The only options are as follows: Click on a conversation, click on their profile picture in the messenger chatbox, click to open it in messenger, then take screenshots and print those images. Copy a conversation, paste it into a word document, and print. How to Print Using an Android The Facebook Messenger app for Android doesn’t provide an option for exporting messages. This means you’ll have to go through a third-party app. One of the options is Message Backup for Facebook. After downloading you’ll need to take the following steps:  After launching the Message Backup for Facebook app, you should have access to all of the conversations on your Facebook account. Select a conversation you want to export from the list. Source: https://apkpure.com/message-backup-for-facebook/com.chamika.fbmsgbackup After tapping on the chosen conversation, you’ll be prompted to select certain options, the first of which is the length of your conversation. Choose a specific number of messages, or decide to export the entire conversation by leaving the bar as is. Then tap “Next.” Source: https://apkpure.com/message-backup-for-facebook/com.chamika.fbmsgbackup Source: https://apkpure.com/message-backup-for-facebook/com.chamika.fbmsgbackup Name the file (in CSV format) and select a location on the device where you want your file to be saved.  Note: Multiple files will be saved for conversations that exceed 5,000 messages. Verify the information on the Download screen. If everything looks correct, tap “Start” to begin exporting the messages.  Source: https://apkpure.com/message-backup-for-facebook/com.chamika.fbmsgbackup To print you’ll need to download two additional apps.Google Sheets app to open CSV filesCloud Print to connect your Android to a printer Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.cloudprint&hl=en_US Open Google Sheets and tap on the exported file. Then tap “Print.”Select a printer and confirm the details such as layout, paper size, number of copies etc.Print the document. Print Using a Tool If downloading directly from the Facebook site or app seems cumbersome, there are tools that could help streamline the process. Some tools that are commonly used include: Messages Saver for Facebook™ A Google chrome extension that will cost you $3.99. It advertises broader options than you’d have if you download directly from the site or app, such as specifying a particular chat you want saved, a date range, and options to download in various file formats (plain text, HTML, CSV, zip-file).  Unfortunately, the app does not have the best reviews as these features don’t seem to work consistently for users, so some troubleshooting may be necessary in order to get your needs met. Decipher Messenger Export An app that can be downloaded to your hard drive. This one is pricier, at $19.99. This app will let you export all messages from a particular contact to a local, private PDF file that retains the “chat bubble” look of your original messages.  A free trial version does exist, but its capabilities are limited (it only allows you to save the first page of messages), so the paid version is necessary for exporting anything additional. How to Print Using 6ya While there are multiple routes to go down to print your Facebook messages, each comes with its own set of complications- whether it’s because of endless error codes or it just doesn’t have the options you’re looking for. Even if you’re using a tool made to do the job, it can be more complex and lengthy than one might expect. Instead of putting yourself through unneeded inconvenience, make your life easier and call 6ya. You’ll immediately be connected to an expert who’s gone through this process many times and can give you guidance on the spot. With a wide variety of experienced professionals available 24/7, 6ya is the solution to all of your tech, home, and auto dilemmas. No wait times, and no transfers. Get the job done when you need it.
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