How Do I Unpublish A Facebook Page Easily?

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 29 April 2024
  • 7 mins read

Are you tired of Facebook but not ready to say goodbye forever? 

Wait to hit delete! Facebook can hide your page through "unpublishing." 

Most people think deleting is the only way to vanish on Facebook, but unpublishing lets you take a break without losing everything. 

You can bring your page back anytime you're ready to rejoin. 

Let’s discuss what you could do to unpublish a Facebook page easily.

How to Unpublish a Facebook Page

Instead of deleting your page, make it invisible to Facebook users. It could be recovered during the 14-day deletion wait period.

On Desktop Computers

You can unpublish your Facebook page using your desktop or PC by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to your Facebook page and select "Settings and Privacy" in the upper right corner of your screen.

Navigate to facebook settings and privacy

Step 2:  Select “Settings” again from the drop-down menu.

Navigate to setting option on facebook

Step 3:  To access the visibility options, choose "Page Visibility".

Step 4:   A dot will appear in the box next to "Page Published." Click "Page unpublished" to pick that option, then "Save Changes."

Step 5:   Facebook will ask why you are making your page invisible. Select your answer and then click "Next."

Step 6:   Respond to the question relevant to your first answer and click "Unpublish" to finish the procedure. You can return at any moment and "Publish" your page again.

On Android and iOS Devices

If you don't have access to a PC and need to unpublish a Facebook page, you can use the Facebook Business Suite app on your mobile device. Here's how.

Step 1: From your Facebook main page, click the three lines in the upper right corner of your screen.

Navigate to facebook profile menu section on facebook app

Step 2: Scroll down and tap "Settings and Privacy."

Navigate to facebook settings and privacy on app

Step 3: Select “Settings” again from the drop-down menu.

Navigate to facebook settings on app

Step 4: In the Account Center, tap See More.

Navigate to see more in facebook meta account

Step 5: Then tap the Personal Details.

Navigate to meta personal detail option

Step 6: Tap Account ownership and control.

Navigate to meta ownership and control option

Step 7: Select your Facebook account or page under the notification to proceed.

MEta deactivation and deletion option

Step 8: Then select Deactivation or deletion.

Start deactivating facebook page

Step 9: Then tap Continue and follow the instructions to confirm.

deativating facebook page


Unpublishing your Facebook page removes it from the public eye, but it does not mean you are entirely tracking-free. Even unpublished pages may contain data that Facebook or third-party trackers can gather. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I unpublish a Facebook page?


    Yes, Facebook lets you hide your page by "unpublishing" it. This keeps all content but makes it invisible to everyone except admins. You can bring it back anytime!

  • How long may a Facebook page be left unpublished?


    If the page has been flagged for breaching any of Facebook's standards, it may be unpublished for up to 30 days.

  • How can I tell if my Facebook page is unpublished?


    Go to Facebook and select Pages from the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page. Select the page you want to confirm. Scroll down the menu bar and click Settings. Check the Page Visibility to check that your page has been published.

  • Why is Facebook unpublishing pages?


    Facebook removes or limits Pages that do not adhere to our Community Standards. For example, Pages that publish spam may be unpublished or deactivated, and the Like button may be removed on Pages that receive misleading likes.

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Regulate Your Facebook Pages Smartly!

Unpublishing your Facebook page is an easy process that allows you to hide it from public view while maintaining the ability to restore it later. 

If you ever decide to re-publish your page, it's as simple as a few clicks. 

Unpublishing your Facebook profile allows you to manage your online presence more efficiently, whether you wish to take a break or change your content strategy.