When you upload a photo on Facebook, you have the option to delete it immediately. But how long does it take Facebook to actually delete an image?
To test that, I created a sample image and uploaded it to Facebook. The sample image and uploaded it to Facebook at 11:35 AM MST, January 2nd, 2014.
I then deleted the image from Facebook 2 minutes later. They asked me to confirm the deletion, which I did, and I received a confirmation that the image was deleted.
But before doing so, I copied the actual URLs to the images – the ones that get sent to your browser for display. You can find them here:
Full size image - http://goo.gl/B6yDZe
Thumbnail - http://goo.gl/fUqOEx
If you can still see the images via the links above, Facebook hasn’t actually deleted them yet… which makes you wonder – what else haven’t they deleted?
Comment below if you can still see the image.
update: (I made one error on the image, I said “PM” in the text instead of “AM”. This has no bearing on the actual test – oops. )