How To Delete A Facebook Business Page

How To Delete A Facebook Business Page

Facebook is widely used by businesses all over the world and many big brands use Facebook pages to gain exposure and attract potential customers to their business. There are instances where a business will be forced to delete their Facebook page and start a new one or unpublish the business page for some time. Whatever reasons a business will have, we will be addressing how to delete a Facebook business page in this guide.

If you are here to know how you can delete your Facebook business page or unpublish your Facebook business page then you are at the right place.

You will learn how to delete a Facebook page

You will also learn alternative things you can do aside from deleting a Facebook page

And finally, what happens after you delete a Facebook page.

Let’s get started

How To Delete a Facebook Business Page?

This section will guide you on how to delete a Facebook page. Follow the steps below to learn how to delete your Facebook page;

  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Visit the Facebook page you want to delete
  • Scroll down to the “Settings” tab found on the left sidebar
  • Tap the “Settings” tab
  • Tap on the “General” tab under settings
  • Under the “General” tab, scroll down to the last section where you see “Remove page”
  • Tap on “Remove page”
  • Click on “Delete (your page name)”
  • Confirm “Delete”
  • Save changes.

NB: You can only perform this activity if you are the admin of the Facebook page you want to delete.

 

Alternative Things You Can Do Aside Deleting a Facebook Page

Aside from deleting your Facebook page, there are other alternative activities you can consider if deleting your entire Facebook page isn’t what you need for now.

The following topics are the alternative to deleting your Facebook page;

You can unpublish your Facebook page

Change your Facebook page name or,

Merge two Facebook pages you manage.

You can read the details of the above alternatives by clicking on the links. We covered it in detail in a separate post.

 

Change Your Facebook Business Page Name

If you don’t want to delete your Facebook page completely and the changes you want to make affect only the page name and cover photo, then you can use this alternative.

With this method, you don’t lose your content or your followers, you have to change the name of the Facebook page then you will be done with it.

Here is how to change your Facebook page name;

  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Tap on “Pages” found at the left sidebar
  • Click on the Facebook Page you want to change its name
  • Tap on the “Settings” tab located below the left sidebar
  • Tap on “Page info”
  • Under the General page, you can change your Facebook page name, Username, and page description.
  • Enter the details you want to change
  • Review your changes
  • Tap on “Request change”

 

How To Unpublish a Facebook Business Page

The second alternative to deleting your Facebook page is to unpublish your Facebook page. When you unpublish your Facebook page, it will not be visible to those who follow your page and the general public, the only people who will see your page are the page admins.

Here’s how to unpublish a Facebook page;

  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Tap on “Pages” at the left sidebar of your newsfeed.
  • Choose the Facebook page you want to unpublish
  • Tap on “Settings”, located below the left sidebar
  • Under the “General” tab, select “Page Visibility”
  • Choose “Page unpublished”

Your Facebook page will be unpublished after you complete the steps above.

If you want to change the status of your Facebook business page back to the published status, follow the procedure above but select “Page published” this time.

 

How To Merge Two Facebook Pages

You also have the opportunity to merge two similar Facebook pages you manage as an alternative to deleting your Facebook page. Facebook allows page admins to merge two Facebook business pages they manage as far as the pages cover the same topic and have the same address.

Here’s is how to merge two Facebook pages;

  • Use this URL to start the merging process: http://facebook.com/pages/merge
  • Select the two pages you would like to merge
  • Tap on Continue
  • Click to Request merge.

NB: This cannot be undone, once you merge the pages, it is permanently merged.

 

How To Delete A Facebook Business Page: FAQ

What is next after I delete a Facebook business page?

Ans: When you request for your Facebook page to be deleted, it won’t be deleted immediately, Facebook gives you a grace period of 14 days to restore the page. After 14 days, the platform will prompt you to confirm the deletion of your page permanently.

When your page gets deleted, you lose everything on your page including followers and all published posts. So, make sure you want to delete the page before you confirm page deletion.

Can I hide my Facebook page?

Ans: Yes, you can hide your Facebook page from the public. This is what I explained above as unpublishing your Facebook page. When you unpublish a Facebook page, it hides it from the public.

Why can’t I delete my Facebook page?

Ans: Your Facebook page doesn’t get permanently deleted immediately you request for deletion; it takes 14 days for the process to be completed. So, you have to wait for 14 days after you request deletion.

Secondly, if you are not the admin of the page you want to delete, it will not be possible. So, check and make sure that you are the admin of the page before you try to delete the page.

Why can’t I change the name of my Facebook business page?

Ans: You will not be able to change the name of a Facebook page if you are not part of the page admins or have a page role.

If an admin has changed the name of a Facebook page recently, you won’t be able to change it even if you are an admin on the page.

 

Conclusion On How to Delete a Facebook Business Page

Deleting a Facebook business page shouldn’t be a problem for you again after going through this guide. Even if you are not willing to delete your Facebook page, there are other alternative methods explained in this guide to help you carry out some activities on your Facebook page.

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