How to Delete a Facebook Pixel 2022 [Comprehensive Guide]

If you are wondering how to delete a Facebook Pixel today, you are in the right place!

There are various reasons why you might want to delete a Facebook pixel. It could be that you don’t have access to the pixel installed on your website and wants more control.

Or there are multiple pixel on your website and you want to reduce the number.

Whatever the reasons might be, you have full control to delete pixel.

There are many ways to get rid of the Facebook Pixel, but I will tell you how to do it really quick without hassles.

So let’s get started.

See Also: How to Set Up Facebook Pixel Like a Pro (on Shopify, WordPress & More)

 

What is a Facebook Pixel?

The Facebook pixel is an invisible snippet of code that runs within the HTML of your website.

It allows you to track the actions people take on your site. This means you can see what pages they are engaging with, what they do on your site, what they click on, and how much time they spend on your site.

This in turn allows us to make informed decisions about how to best serve your visitors and increase conversion rates.

 

How to Delete Facebook Pixel From Business Manager?

With the recent changes in Facebook Business Manager, advertiser cannot delete a Facebook pixel completely from your business manager.

Howeve, you can remove it from an ads account your don’t want it to show up on, remove access from certain persons or even rename the Facebook pixel.

To remove a Facebook pixel from an ads account, simply follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your Facebook account and go to the business manager by visiting https://business.facebook.com/
  • Navigate to your Business Settings.
  • Click Data Sources. Then tap Pixels. You will find all of your Facebook pixels and associated ads account.
  • At the top right tab, click “Connected Assets.”
  • Next, hoover over the Facebook pixel you wish to delete and click on the trash icon.
  • Finally, click Confirm to delete the pixel.

That’s it. You have now successfully disengaged the pixel from the ads account.

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How to Delete Facebook Pixel from Business Manager

 

How to Delete a Facebook Pixel From Website

The fastest way to delete a Facebook pixel is simply by removing it from your website.

With this step, you don’t need to delete the Pixel from Facebook end as it will no longer send pixel data from your website to Facebook.

You need to know the exact pixel code on your website header that represents the actual pixel you want to delete especially when you have morethan one pixel.

The easiest way to know the right pixel to delete is to check the Facebook pixel ID.

There are four ways on how to install the Facebook Pixel on your website:

  • Manual Installation by a Web Developer.
  • Manual pixel installation using third-party plugins like Insert Header and Footer.
  • Partner Integration is you uses any of the Facebook CMS partners such as WooCommerce, Joomla, Shopify, WordPress, Magento etc.
  • Manual Intallation using Google Tag Manager.

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Deleting Facebook Pixel Installed Mannually

For manually installed Facebook pixel, you have to remove the base code from the header of your website or remove it from the third-party plugin.

You can search for the pixel base code to confirm that it has been installed on your website by visiting your website and using the view page source feature to check your source code (Press CTRL+U for windows, Command + U for Mac).

Then search with the text, Meta pixel. If it’s installed, you will see something that looks like the below:

Facebook Pixel Base Code
  • Save

 

You can also use the Facebook pixel helper to get the Pixel ID of the FB pixel that you want to delete.

Alternatively, you can seek the assistance of a Web Developer to hep you get ride of the pixel.

 

Delete Facebook Pixel Code From Google Tag Manager

If you installed the Facebook pixel using the Google Tag Manager, you have to remove it from the container that triggers the Facebook event on your website.

You don’t need to be the one that set it up to be able to remove the the tags for the Facebook pixel.

If the person that installed it has followed the naming convention best practices, you should be able to locate it and stop it from firing.

To do so, simply tap on the tags and confirm if they are same with the Facebook Pixel base codes.

You can find the tag by logging in to your Google Tag Manager and clicking on Tags under your workspace at the left menu.

Then select the Tag that represents the Facebook pixel.  Next, tap the Facebook Pixel Tag that you want to delete.

By tapping on it, it will open and you can edit it. You can pause or delete the tag by clicking on the three dot in the top left corner of your screen.

Once you select with delete or pause, then save changes stop the tag from firing. As best practice, pause the tag first to confirm if it has stop firing before you delete it.

This will ensure that you don’t delete the wrong Facebook pixel tag.

See Also: How To Delete Facebook Ad Account Permanently

 

Delete Facebook Pixel With Partner Integration Set Up

If you have set up your Facebook pixel using the partner integration method, you can easily delete the pixel.

For Instance, if you have used Shopify, simply go to your Shopify backend to remove the FB pixel ID.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Shopify admin dashboard.
  • Tap on the Online Store .
  • Next, click Preferences and scroll down to where you find Facebook pixel.
  • Remove the pixel ID.
  • Finally, save changes.

That’s it. The Facebook pixel will stop firing on your website.

 

How to Delete Facebook Pixel From WordPress

Depending on how you have installed the Facebook pixel on your WordPress, the steps to remove it may differ.

To delete Facebook Pixel Installed using the WordPress Partner Integration, simply follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  • Navigate to plugins.
  • Find the Facebook Pixel Plugin that is installed.
  • Deactivate the plugin

That’s it. The Facebook Pixel will stop firing on your website.

To delete Facebook Pixel Installed on WordPress using Google Tag Manager, follow the steps below

  • Log in to your Google Tag Manager.
  • Navigate to your workspace and click on Tags at the left menu.
  • Next, select the pixel tag that you want to delete.
  • Once it opens, you’ll see an option to either or delete the Facebook Pixel Tags.
  • You can pause it first to confirm that you are on the FB Pixel that you wish to delete. Afterward, tap on delete.
  • Confirm it and save changes.

 

How to Delete Facebook Pixel From Shopify

If you have added a pixel on your shopify and no longer want to use it, simply follow the steps below to delete it.

  • Log in to your Shopify Admin panel.
  • Tap on Online Stores.
  • Proceed to click on Preferences.
  • In the Facebook pixel section, tap Change.
  • Next, delete the Facebook pixel.
  • Finally, click Save.

See Also: How to Add an Admin to Your Facebook Page

 

How to Delete Facebook Pixel From Squarespace

It is very easy to delete Facebook Pixel from Squarespace. To do so, simply follow the steps below.

  • Login to your Squarepace admin dashboard.
  • Navigate to Marketing.
  • Next, click on Facebook Pixels & Ads.
  • Click remove your Facebook pixel ID.
  • Finally, tap Save.

 

How to Delete Facebook Pixel From Wix

If you’re using wix, simply follow the steps below to delete Facebook Pixel:

  • Log in to your Wix Dashboard.
  • Navigate to Marketing Integrations.
  • Tap on View below Facebook Pixel & CAPI.
  • Next, tap the More Actions icon in the upper right corner.
  • Select Delete.
  • On the pop-up that appears, Tap Delete.

 

How to Check if the Facebook Pixel Has Been Deleted

If you’ve used any of the methods above to remove the Facebook pixel, it is important to check if it has been deleted.

The most effective way to check if the Facebook pixel has been deleted and no longer sending pixel data from your website to Facebook is through the Facebook Pixel Helper Chrome Extension.

Once you have installed the Facebook Pixel chrome extension, visit your website and click on the Pixel Helper  to see all the Facebook Pixels that are firing on your Website.

Also make sure to review the IDs of the active Facebook pixel to be sure that you have deleted the right FB pixel.

 

Why Can’t I Delete Facebook Pixel?

With the recent update to the Facebook business manager, you cannot delete the Pixel completely but can remove it from your Ads Account.

To delete the Facebook pixel, you must know how it was installed on your website and have access to the pixel base code.

See Also: How to Know Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile

 

How to Delete a Facebook Pixel FAQs

 

How to delete inactive Facebook Pixel

You cannot delete an inactive Facebook pixel. However, you can remove it from your ads manager, rename it, delete the base code from your website.

To remove an inactive Facebook pixel from your Ads manager manager, simply follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your Facebook account and navigate to the business manager by visiting www.https://business.facebook.com/
  • Go to to your Business Settings.
  • Tap Data Sources. Then click Pixels. You will find all of your Facebook pixels and associated ads account.
  • At the top right tab, tap “Connected Assets.”
  • Next, hoover over the Facebook pixel you wish to delete and click on the trash icon.
  • Finally, click Confirm to delete the pixel.

 

How to delete a Facebook Pixel event

To delete a Facebook pixel event, simply launch the Facebook event tool. Enter your website URL or the landing page URL you have an event to delete.

Once the website loads it will pop up the event set up tool that shows all the evertn on the page.

Simply click on the trash icon besides the Facebook event you want to delete.

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Can I delete a Facebook Pixel?

In time past, you can delete Facebook pixel, but after the update to the Facebook Business Manager, your can no longer be able to delete FB pixel.

The only option available to advertisers is to remove the Facebook pixel from ads account ot delete the Facebook Pixel base code from their website.

 

How to remove Facebook pixel data source

To remove the Facebook event data source, simply go to the header of your website and delte the Facebook pixel base code.

Make sure that you know the exact Facebook data source code before you remove it.

 

 

Conclusion

Having inactive Facebook pixels can really be overwhelming on your dashboard, hence the need to do proper clean up by deactivating them.

Follow this guide, you should be able to delete inactive Facebook pixel from your ads manager, business manager and website.

 

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