Can’t Delete Facebook Business Manager – Troubleshooting

Do you want to delete a Facebook Business Manager, but Facebook doesn’t allow you to do it?

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Don’t worry, in this guide, we are going to explain why you can’t delete a Facebook Business Manager account and what you can do to troubleshoot these issues that prevent you from deleting a Facebook Business Manager account permanently.

Why you can’t delete Facebook Business Manager?

Here are the most common issues that will prevent you from deleting a Business Manager account:

Facebook Business Manager access

Obviously, you have to be the admin of the Business Manager account to be able to get rid of the Facebook Business Manager account. If you are not the admin, you won’t be able to delete a Facebook Business Manager account.

So, in this case, you should send instructions on deleting a Facebook Business Manager to the admin of the account. Here you can find a tutorial:

Or you can also check out this video tutorial:

Can’t delete Business Manager because of the ad account balance

If you have an outstanding ad account balance, then Facebook won’t allow you to delete the Business Manager. So make sure you pay any outstanding balance on any of your Facebook ad accounts that are connected to this Business Manager.

Keep in mind that if you delete a Facebook Business Manager, you will lose all the Facebook ad accounts as well.

Unable to delete Facebook Business Manager because of payment methods

You can’t delete a Facebook Business Manager account if you haven’t removed payment methods of the BM.

Can’t delete Facebook BM because of apps added to the Business Manager

You have to remove the apps added to the Business Manager before you would be able to delete the business manager account.

System users prevent you from removing the business manager account

If you have added system users to the Business Manager account, you won’t be able to delete the Facebook Business Manager account.

Instagram Business Account added to your Business Manager

If you have added an Instagram Professional account to the Business Manager, you won’t be able to delete the Business Manager.

You need to either switch back to a personal Instagram account or add this Insta Business Account to another Business Manager as well.

Can’t delete Facebook Business Manager because of lead ads

If you turned on customized lead access for a Facebook Page in your Business Manager, you can’t delete the Facebook Business Manager account. The Business Manager admin can restore the default lead access in the Integrations section of the Facebook Business settings.

Troubleshoot deleting Facebook Business Manager issues

As you can see there are some issues that you can’t really resolve no matter what so in those cases, there are no ways to delete the Facebook Business Manager account.

However, in most cases, you should be able to delete the Business Manager account once you resolve the issues that prevented you from removing the account.

Alternatives to deleting a Facebook Business Manager

If you bumped into an issue that you can’t really troubleshoot, then there is no other way really to delete a Facebook Business Manager account.

What you can do instead is to delete business assets from the Facebook Business Manager. Here you can find on tutorials on these:

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