There are times in life when we all need to walk away from something and take a deep breath. As great as Facebook is for keeping in touch with friends and family, it can become a distraction that gets in the way of other, more important things. How many times have you been out and about and seen a server or someone who is supposed to be working take a moment to update their Facebook account while you wait to be served? If you haven’t witnessed something like that, perhaps it’s because you were far too busy updating your own status, or making sure to check in at wherever you are visiting.
There is absolutely no denying that Facebook can get in the way of productivity, especially when you have online farms that need tending, to just have to play that 7-letter word in a puzzle game against a friend. There are of course plenty of people who can use Facebook responsibly, but it is often they who find themselves bothered by the friends that can’t. Is there really anything worse than logging on to check your timeline, only to find it filled to brimming with a hundred different pictures that have your name tagged in them, even when you barely know the person?
It is those situations, and a few others beside, that cause some people to want to step away from Facebook, if only for a little while. One way to do that, which doesn’t involve deleting your account completely, is to opt for deactivation of your account. It’s the smart way to go, since all of the information you have posted over the years stays exactly where you left it until you decide to join the Facebook crowd again. Deleting your account will mean that all of that stuff is lost forever, unless of course you went through the arduous process of downloading it all and saving it on your computer.
Deactivation is actually incredibly easy, but not anywhere near as easy as getting your site reactivated. There is no need to perform a “how do I reactivate my Facebook account” search on Google when all you have to do is go and log in using your old Facebook credentials. Yes, it really is just that simple. If it has been a while since you deactivated and you are having problems remembering your password, simply reset it and try again.
There are a few little hoops to jump through in order to deactivate your account at Facebook, which basically just adds up to going into the security section of your account settings and clicking a deactivation link. Facebook tries to guilt you into staying by flashing pictures of the friends you will lose by going, but you have to assume that they know you are going to come back, which is why they have made reactivating your Facebook account so easy, a child could do it, assuming of course they have you login information.