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How To Delete Facebook Pages On Your Account

Groovy How-To, Tips, and NewsA lot of changes have been happening on Facebook.  One of the more surprising things I noticed was that the entire Info tab of my profile was turned into nothing but a giant link list to Facebook Fan Pages.  I mean, I may be interested in cheeseburgers but that doesn’t mean I want to join the Facebook fan Page.  If you’ve already been coerced into adding these Pages – like A LOT of people have been – here is the quickest way to delete them.

The Facebook Interests/Info To Page Conversion “Improvement

The last time I logged in to Facebook and visited my info tab I noticed that Facebook was prompting me to link my profile to a list of Facebook Pages.  Every single Interest, Book, Movie, Music, and even my occupational and hometown information were listed as possible Pages.

According to Facebook:

“We’ve improved the profile so that it doesn’t just list your information, but now links to Pages instead.  We matched your info to the Page(s) below.  Remember, your Pages are public.”

Pages are Public and so that means if I went ahead and linked my account to all these Pages matching my info, that it would be available for ANYONE to see.  An “improvement?” Hardly. With that said and since there wasn’t a “No” option, I opted for the Ask me later button.

all profile interests are now linked to facebook pages

Guess what happened?  If you try to avoid linking your profile to this pages, Facebook will instead just go ahead and Delete nearly EVERYTHING from your Info tab.

facebook forces you to link to facebook pages

Here they are forcing you link your profile (and all of its information) to Pages if you want to list anything about yourself.   So much for privacy…  But what exactly is a Facebook Page?

So what is a Facebook Page?

A Facebook page is just like a Facebook friend.  They have access to all of your information, photos, religious views, political views, and Email address.  And here I was worried about Facebook apps accessing my data…  Additionally, thanks to groovy reader “Polly” who recently pointed out an important segment of Facebook fine print:

“If your friend uses an application or website that you do not use, you can control certain types of information the application can access. Please note that applications will be able to access your Name, Profile Picture, Gender, as well as any information that is visible to Everyone. They will also be able to access your Connections, except the Connections noted with an asterisk below. In those cases, although the information is considered a Connection, you can control whether an application can access it.”

So unless you block your friends applications (very time consuming), they will be able to access all of your personal details and photos as well.  But wait… Applications used by Pages can access your information as well, but in their case there is no way to block them.

Ready to remove Facebook Pages?  You might lose your list of interests and other items on your Info Tab, but here is the how-to.

How To Remove Facebook Pages From Your Facebook Account

1. At the top-right of Facebook Click Account and Select Edit Friends.

access your facebook list of eveything installed and linked to your account

2. Now once the new page loads, on the LEFT side-bar under Lists, Click Pages.

how to access your list of facebook pages

3. Once the Pages window loads, you’ll see a list of all of your Pages.  While you have the ability to add pages at a whim, when it comes to deleting them you have to manually Click the X for each page an then confirm the deletion.

Where’s the bulk “delete all” Page removal feature Facebook? Manually deleting each page is going to take a while, especially if you have 100’s or like some people, thousands of Facebook pages attached to your account.  This might seem hopeless and it certainly could be, but there is one small trick to make it go faster.

press the x button in your edit friends window to delete facebook pages

4. Save Time. Once you Click the X that signals a deletion, the confirmation window will appear.  Rather than wasting your mouse away with time-consuming clicks, just Press the Enter button on your keyboard.  Luckily Facebook left Remove as the default when you press Enter, so you can quickly go through a lot of Page deletions by rapidly clicking X and spamming the Enter key.

press enter to quickly delete a facebook page durin the confirmation dialog

So again, Facebook has made it incredibly difficult to maintain your privacy and even gone as far as to force you to link your profile to public Pages.  Really?? With the current look of things, the only way to guarantee your personal information isn’t stolen, sold, and used is to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account.  Sorry Facebook, you’ve left us no choice.

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22 Responses to How To Delete Facebook Pages On Your Account

  1. Jessica May 29, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this information, new facebook changes have made it impossible for me to figure out how to do ANYTHING.

  2. facebook tool June 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    awesome article, thanks!

  3. CARMEN July 12, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    I can use my facebook as soon as i want to write something and i press confirm then it doesnt want to. and my facebook doesnt want toe deactivate can u help please

  4. julien August 27, 2010 at 1:27 am #

    I’ve entered my email on facebook and and then I entered the password without noticing that Im still on the email tab and thus it has saved on the email tab on the log in page my email and pass and I can’t figure out a way to delete all the email accounts so that no one can steel my account :S:S:S:S:
    plz anyone help me solve this issue

  5. no longer September 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Let there be peace on earthAnd let it begin with me.~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955

  6. Abigail December 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    This no longer works…there is no access to the page that lists the “likes or fan pages” under Edit Friends. I tried removing some “likes” but some of them took me to a different website, so they pretty much mislead you to liking something and then changed it to their benefit, and they have no “remove like” button. Some “remove like” buttons don’t even work! So how do we fix this problem now? Facebook is getting so damn annoying, no wonder I keep hearing my friends say they are going to get out of it.

    Anyone have any suggestions as to how to remove an “like” that has changed into a new website?

    • Nick December 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

      yes, look for the post on your wall that says: MR.X no likes this page…. and you will see an X when hovering over it (to remove that post form your wall) when you click it it will give you the option to remove the post. or remove and unlike

  7. Nick December 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Facebook Delete page instructions Dec. 2010

    To delete your Page:
    Click “Edit Page” underneath the profile picture when viewing your Page.
    Select “Manage Permissions” from the left sidebar.
    Click “Permanently delete this Page.” Please keep in mind that once you delete your Page, there’s no way to reinstate it.

    hope this helps…

  8. denise January 27, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    OK so I’m logged in to facebook and looking at my “wall” then I navigate around to see other friends pictures and status updates then go back to my profile page and my picture has changed and my status update reverted back to the one from the night before and now all my friends pages say “add as friend” (they already are friends). So then I delete cookie, cache log back in and it says “account already confirmed” what’s up with all that??? Maybe you can help because the good people at facebook never seem to address anything you write to them on their help page.

  9. Eran March 29, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    DAM FACEBOOK REMOVED THE OPTION TO SEE ALL MY FACEBOOK PAGES :((((

    I CANNOT FIND IT ANYWHERE!!

  10. christina arrington July 18, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Delete my Facebook.

  11. Louanne October 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    How about my new facebook ?

  12. sue November 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    does anyone have any suggestions on how to delete PAGES that i’ve liked, without having to do it 1 by 1, i’ve seen a couple things when i did a search on it, but neither of those things helped me at all

  13. Tom November 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi,

    How do you delete a fan page from liking your fan page. Recently a marketing fan page ‘liked’ my music fan page, and I can’t find them in the friends list to delete them, and I can’t block/delete them because I haven’t liked their page…

    Thanks

  14. Ruth Woodhouse January 5, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    I am DESPERATE to get rid of a huge number of these interest groups and have tried to get a comprehensive list – to no avail. I tried to find the place to do it according to your directions but it’s no longer there. Where can I find a total list? I’ve tried at the top left of my profile page, where I can get a list of my interest groups – but even when I click to get more it still is just a fraction of what I have joined over the years since I started on Facebook. Then I tried via the top right of my home page where you edit your profile and click on ‘activities and interests’. Again it only brought up a fraction of them. Can you please tell me how I can get a comprehensive list. This is driving me crazy!

  15. Kay February 22, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Ok, I figured out how to do this (I’m not using the new timeline so I don’t know if it’s the same).

    1. CLICK on your name either in the right corner or your name next to your profile picture.
    2. ON THE TOP RIGHT corner, CLICK on –> Edit Profle.
    3. In the left column, CLICK on –> Activities and Interest.
    4. You can delete all your activities. However you do have to do them one by one.
    5. SCROLL down to the very bottom of page.
    6. CLICK on –> Other Pages you Like (this is below the SAVE CHANGES button in little blue letter.
    7. It will bring up all the pages that you LIKED and want to UNLIKE. Again, must be done one at a time.

    Good luck

  16. Ruth Woodhouse February 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Thanks for your response. I had already done this though and it still hadn’t brought up all my lists – even when I clicked on ‘other pages you like’. However, for some odd reason I’ve been able to add lots of new groups recently without deleting any more. I had deleted as many as I could find that I didn’t care about – but even so, I am sure I must be past the quota they had set – so I don’t know whether they have increased that quota recently or whether they have cleaned out a lot of old groups, which has automatically decreased the number on my file. I just can’t seem to find a way of accessing ALL my groups. This is annoying but I can’t be bothered wasting any more time on the issue unless I again reach the point where they won’t let me add any new groups. It’s really no wonder problems like this occur when they keep making such massive changes to Facebook – there’s sure to be some features that ‘fall through the cracks’ so to speak.

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  18. mountGreen May 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Finally figured this out, if you like me are annoyed by those AD spamers behind those FB pages, here’s how to remove it (shame on FB deliberately made it hard to find the right place to remove them)

    1: Logon your FB account
    2: Scroll all the way down till you see “About . Advertising . Create a Pages ….”, they are grayed out and small, so look carefully.
    3: Click on ” Create a Page”
    4: look at upper right, click on”Pages I Like”
    5: There you will see all the pages, to right there are “liked” buttons, just hover you mouse button over the “liked” button, a small popup will shows up, you can then click on”unlike” to remove any page you want to get rid of.

    * it may take a while for the popup to comes out, or try to click on the “liked” bottom.

    • Susan Padilla August 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      Thank you so much!!

    • casartain August 30, 2013 at 12:41 am #

      Thank You!

  19. pj October 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    FB changes all the time. This is an old thread. There is no account in the top right-hand corner anymore. It does not say Home, Profile, Account. I’m trying to remove the interest page which I never added in the first place: Home, Profile, Account, and then Select Edit Friends, Pages. I have none of those because I can’t even locate the account anymore. When I go to Settings, half the stuff you can’t change at all. For instance: Can’t turn off the app requests and activity. When I click on Edit, it Says ON and there is no toggle link to shut it off.

    So does anyone know how to use the new FB to remove the “interest pages” and turn off the “app requests and activity, which I also never added.

    I’m finding FB more frustrating than it’s worth.

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