I have always wondered who on my facebook friend list has deactivated their facebook account and how do I remove these deactivated accounts that are taking up space. Have you ever wondered about that? Well I'm a facebook nut and I'm always trying to figure out ways to enhance my facebook experience.
Here's what I've discovered
Bring up your Facebook Friends > Find the search bar > Type in the letter "a" > scroll through the results > if you find an account without a photo either the person hasn't placed a photo on their account and it's still active OR the account has been deactivated > click on their name and follow the prompts > repeat your search going through the alphabet "b" "c" "d" until you get through the alphabet. You can also do a search using "aa" "bb" "cc" to bring up the results quickly.
Another way to check for deactivated facebook accounts is to just scroll through your entire friend list. If you find an account with no pictures and are unable to hover over their name then that means their account has been deactivated. Click their name and follow the prompts. You may have to go through and re-scroll your friend list because it will revert back to the beginning each time you remove an inactive account.
I am finding a lot on my Facebook page and it feels good to be cleaning everything up. It also might be why there are "blank" spaces when you are looking to see what mutual friends you have in common with someone.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you have a tip you'd like to share send it to me and I will be happy to post it! If you're a blogger listed in the directory I can give you props for sharing the tip by linking to your blog. Happy Facebooking!
Updated Facebook Tip
In the process of removing inactive accounts from my facebook friends list I got to thinking about ways to make things easier so that you don't have to keep starting over on your search. Keep two windows open and as you find an inactive account pop on over to the second window and remove over there when you search out the name. But don't refresh your screen when you go back to the first window or you'll have to start your scroll all over again. Hope this is making sense to you.
If you have 800+ friends on facebook these shortcuts can be helpful and may save you some time. Unless of course you're like my husband and could care less who is active or inactive on facebook. I'm one of those geeks that likes to know how things work I guess.