It took me a while this afternoon but I managed to:
- Download all my data / posts / photos / comments / friends etc which were on “my” Facebook for the past 10 years.
- Nominated administrators for the couple pages I was maintaining for clubs & associations.
- Made the request to deactivate the account.
Apparently Messenger will still work.
Next step is to kill all the interfaces which were feeding Facebook from my various blogs although as of tomorrow most of them would not work anyway as there is a new Facebook policy out on the subject.
I shall close completely the account at the end of August after I have ensured all posts and activities have been deleted. I might have to do this manually as I do not trust FB to do it.