Talk about an overnight trend. Facebook is on the ropes and it looks as if this most recent problem has legs. Chris Smith explains how to manage and delete private Facebook data without deleting your Facebook account (hint: it takes time):
Ditching Facebook, whether that means deactivating your profile or deleting it altogether, is easier said than done. Like it or not, that Facebook account also lets you log into other Facebook apps that you may like, including Messenger and Instagram. You’ll also lose access to any friends and family on Facebook who have protected accounts if you completely delete your profile.
The step-by-step is arduous by design. Facebook doesn’t want you to leave or control your own information.