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How to Deactivate Messenger in 2023

Take a break from Messenger without deleting your account

How to Deactivate Messenger in 2023
How to Deactivate Messenger in 2023

Messenger is a popular messaging app that allows users to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. However, it can also be a time-consuming and overwhelming experience. If you’re looking for a break from Messenger, you can deactivate your account without deleting it.

What is deactivation?

Deactivation is a temporary process that hides your profile from public view. Your account will still exist, but your friends and other users will not be able to see it. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back in.

Why is deactivation important?

Deactivation can be a good option if you’re taking a break from Messenger for a short period of time. It allows you to disconnect from the app without losing your account or data.

How to deactivate Messenger

To deactivate your Messenger account, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messenger app.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings & Privacy.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap See more in Account Center.
  6. Tap Personal details.
  7. Tap Account ownership and control.
  8. Tap Deactivation or deletion.
  9. Tap Deactivate account.
  10. Enter your password and tap Continue.
  11. Review the deactivation message and tap Deactivate.


Deactivating your Messenger account is a simple process that can give you a break from the app without losing your account or data. If you’re considering taking a break from Messenger, deactivation is a good option.


If you’re looking for ways to stay connected with friends and family while your Messenger account is deactivated, you can try using other messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, or Signal. You can also try using email or phone calls.

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