How To Deactivate Messenger?

How can I deactivate my Messenger account? How to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account?

Are you overusing the Facebook messenger app, and do you want to know how to deactivate messenger? You might have various reasons to remove your account from messenger; maybe you are too busy and unable to respond to people’s messages.

So let’s find out how to deactivate Facebook first to learn how to deactivate Messenger.

How To Deactivate Facebook Account Temporarily?

Deactivate Facebook account temporarily

There’s a difference between deactivating and deleting your account. If you are deactivating your account, your profile will delete your account for some time. Also, you can reactivate your account whenever you want to. However, if you choose to delete your FB account, then you will lose all the data on your account. Also, you will be unable to restore your data. Therefore follow these steps to deactivate your Facebook account temporarily:

1. Open your Facebook app and click on the “hamburger icon.”

2. Go to “Settings & privacy.”

3. Then tap on “Settings.”

4. Under “Account,” select “Personal and account information.”

Delete Facebook account temporarily

5. Tap “Account ownership & Control.”

6. Select “Deactivation and deletion.”

7. Choose “Deactivate account.”

8. Finally, tap “Continue to account deactivation.”

9. Enter your password and tap on “Continue.”

10. Select a reason to deactivate your account and tap “Continue.”

11. You can choose the period when you want your account to be reactivated again and select “Continue.”

12. Finally, Tap “Deactivate your account.”Deactivate Facebook account

Steps To Deactivate Messenger

Deactivating your FB account does not deactivate messenger. You can still send messages and receive messages. But since you want to deactivate messenger, you had to deactivate your Facebook account following the steps mentioned above. If you do not deactivate your Facebook account the deactivate option will be unavailable on Messenger. Now follow these steps to deactivate your FB messenger account:

1. Open your messenger app on your phone and tap on your profile icon in the top left corner.

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2. Scroll down to “legal and policies”

3. Tap “deactivate messenger.”

Deactivate FB messenger legal and policies

4. Enter your password and tap “deactivate.”

Deactivate facebook messenger

You have successfully deactivated your Facebook Messenger account. However, if there are certain important or personal audio messages that you don’t want to lose out on by deactivating messenger, then you can use this secret tip to download audio messages from Facebook messenger even though the option is unavailable on the app for free.

Now that you know how to deactivate messenger, you can do so! But you can simply choose to uninstall the app instead of deactivating it. Because deactivating your messenger account requires you to delete your FB account temporarily. Once you have disabled your Facebook account temporarily, you need to follow the same steps to deactivate your messenger account using the app.

Hence, uninstalling the app is a better option than deactivating it. If you do not want to receive messages from a particular person, you can block the person too.