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Deactivated personal facebook account and it automatically came back a week later

Posted by on Friday, January 17, 2020
For the new year, I wanted to focus on the now and less on posting about my life on my personal facebook page so I 'deactivated' it. The initial thought was this ghosts my profile and no one can search for me or see my posts but I can come back whenever. Well, that is not exactly how it works because about a week later, it came back to life on its own! I knew this because I got a notification that so and so is having a birthday and the only way it would do this is if my profile is active again.

Well, I wasn't too sure what happened the first time so I deactivated it again! I thought maybe there was a glitch or something in the system and didn't see anywhere where it said that the deactivated button is only for a certain timeframe. Well, a week after the second time that I deactivated my profile, it came back AGAIN!

So, without doing too much digging, I guess facebook sets the parameters that if you're deactivating your profile, it only temporarily deactivates it for a week and then it comes back to life without even having to log-on. I don't think you can set it for longer than a week. That is not an option for the user. The alternative solution is to delete the profile and everything will just permanently disappear, which I don't want to do because there are some photos that I'd like to come back to that's stored there.

I deactivated the first time in December 2019 and then again in January 2020. Well, it's back live again and I don't feel like logging in and pressing the 'deactivate' button again. I'll just leave it be. Facebook is pretty smart. I think the chances of me having to log back in is higher when the deactivation only works for a short timeframe. Let's see how long I can go without logging in. Any guesses on how strong my will power is?

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