How to Retrieve a Deleted Facebook Account

By Alex Zang

Facebook is a social networking site that helps you connect with both new friends and old friends. However, it can become quite addictive, to the point where you won't go more than an hour without checking to see if you have any new messages or friend requests. When this happens, you may decide to delete your Facebook account once and for all. But after it's gone, what happens if you decide you want it back? If you've deleted the account (rather than deactivated it), you only have a limited period of time before you can recover your Facebook page.

Step 1

Go to

Step 2

Enter in the email address and password of the deleted account.

Step 3

Click "Login." If your Facebook account hasn't been completely deleted, then it will be restored. If it has been completely deleted, you will not be able to recover your account.

Tips & Warnings

  • The time it takes to delete an account is approximately seven days.