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Permanently deleting your Messenger account is straightforward, though it requires careful consideration as it's irreversible. Here are steps on how you can permanently delete your Messenger account and create a new one using the regular process. 

  • Log into your Facebook account but browse it on the internet.
  • Afterwards, go to Account Ownership and Control to follow up on personal details.
  • Choose Deactivation and Deletion; you may be asked for a password, enter it and continue.
  • Tap on the Deleted account, and a message box will prompt you to read it, and then click more.
  • Your account will be permanently deleted from Messenger.

How can I deactivate my Messenger account?

There could be many reasons, but here's how to deactivate Messenger immediately.

  • Open the App, move to the settings, and then find Account Center.
  • Tap on the Personal details, then next choose Account Ownership and Control.
  • Find and use Deactivation and Deletion. 

How do I close Messenger on my iPhone?

Here are the simplest and quickest steps to close Messenger on your iPhone.

  • Tap the Messenger icon.
  • Go to profiles and then Settings & Privacy.
  • Next, look to move on to the Account Center.
  • There, you can find the option to sign out from all devices. 

Is there a way to permanently delete Messenger messages?

Yes, Messenger has a way to delete messages permanently. If you choose to delete all your conversations at once, follow the steps below to delete your Messenger messages. 

  • Open your message app and enter the chat area.
  • Select the conversation you wish to delete by tapping and holding.
  • From the drop-down options, choose to delete the conversation.
  • Once deleted, it will be permanently erased.

What happens when you delete Messenger?

When any person requests Messenger to delete their account, certain things happen with your account, and without going into the technicalities, some of them are given below.

  • Once the account deletion process starts, you won't be able to reactivate it, and retrieval of any of the content you have posted on Facebook can not be processed.
  • You will no longer be able to access all the messages and chats you have done on Messenger. All data you have sent or received will be permanently vanished by the servers. 
  • You will have an option to back up your messages and files before deleting your Messenger.

How do I know if Facebook Messenger is deactivated?

Suppose one of your friends has deactivated their Facebook messenger, but you want to confirm whether their account has been deactivated completely or not. Then here are a few indicators that indicate a deactivated profile. 

  • You will no longer show their active status.
  • The name and their profile photo will not show to you and will be changed by default. 
  • When you search for the person, they will show you as a "Facebook User."


This article has helped you better understand how to easily deactivate or delete a Messenger account. Hopefully, you have learned the ways, and if you need any more information, you can easily find it by visiting the Facebook help center and using the search box.

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