Made a little blog post so I can remember this day: https://angristan.xyz/i-deleted-my-facebook-account/
@angristan You are lucky, I cannot even delete it. I registered an account a few years ago and mostly unused. I recently did a password reset, then my account was immediately locked due to suspicious activities (ofc for Facebook, to them: someone suddenly attempted to log into it after a password reset) Then it forces me to authenticate myself via a phone number, but I don't own that phone number anymore, and the FB account becomes a zombie forever.
@niconiconi @angristan A similar thing happened to me. I deleted my main account, but I had kept an alt account for contacting someone I know. I tried logging in one day and they made me verify my account in the stupidest way.
They wanted to send one of my friends a text message with a code. That friend would then have to tell me the code. Only problem is that none of my FB friends I know in real life. FB is the only way I can contact them. Stupidest verification method I've ever heard of.
@angristan You made the right choice. I put off deleting my account for a long time. I loved using FB, but I didn't support their practices. I lost most of my FB friends (I can only contact them via FB), but it was the right decision. I don't regret it one bit.