How To Delete Your Account The Simple Way

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How to Delete Your Account The Simple Way

The desire to stay connected with other people has given rise to countless social media platforms, each with unique features that may appeal to specific users. You might have accounts on multiple platforms, then get too busy to maintain them, or realize that some don't offer what you're looking for in online networking. Are you letting those unused profiles sit there on the internet instead of figuring out ?

With hackers and identity thieves scouring the internet daily, it's not a good idea to ignore unused accounts. Unfortunately, deleting them is not always easy. These companies don't want you to go, so they may make it challenging to figure out how to delete an account. If you haven't logged in for a long time, you might not remember your password or username—or even have access to the email address you used to create the profile.

In that case, DoNotPay can help. We make it simple to remove the account and all that data, even if you can't remember your password.

Aside from deleting your account, we can also assist you in removing your accounts in:

How to Delete Account on Your Own

Keep in mind that there's a difference between deleting and deactivating. A deactivated account can't be found by search engines or other users, but all your info stays in the account so you can reactivate it and start again. To permanently remove your information, learn .

How to Deactivate Your Account
  1. Login to
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner
  3. Choose "Settings"
  4. Choose the "Account" tab
  5. Choose "Deactivate Account"
  6. Enter your password and click "Deactivate Account."

If you wish to reactivate your account in the future, log into again. All your questions, answers, and other data will be there waiting for you.

How to Delete Your Account
  1. Visit the Support page addressing how to cancel an account.
  2. Follow the link where it says, "To delete your account completely, click here"—you'll be prompted to log in if you haven't already.
  3. Enter your password and click "Leave ASKfm."

Your data will be stored for 30 days in case you change your mind. If so, log back in with your username and password to cancel the deletion. To proceed with permanently deleting the account, wait 30 days, and then your information will be gone. You will not be able to log in again.

If you still see your account on search engines after 30 days, you will need to contact the search engine about having it removed. Google, Bing, and other search engines have removal tools online that allow you to report outdated information that should be removed from search results.

How to Delete a Deceased Family Member's AccountThere is a different process for deleting an account for someone else. The company needs to prevent people from deleting accounts without permission, so you will need to verify that the account holder has passed away and that you are authorized to delete the profile. Only family members can request that a deceased person's account be closed. It is how to do it:
  • Use this form to contact the support team
  • Include the following information in your request: full name and username of the deceased, link to the person's profile, the email address that was used to create the account, verification that you are a family member, and the death certificate

Deleting an account is straightforward as long as you still know your username and password. If you've forgotten those and don't have access to the email address you used to set up the account, it gets a lot more complicated. DoNotPay can help you recover account passwords and cancel subscriptions and accounts of any kind.

Why You Should Delete Your Unused Account

Old accounts are prone to data breaches because they're not monitored closely. If you set up the account a long time ago, you may not even remember all the information you've shared. It could include:

  • Name
  • Birthday
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Payment information
  • Where you've lived in the past
  • Who your family members are or what they do
  • Places you frequent
  • Hobbies you enjoy
  • Your political affiliations
  • And more

If someone gets access to all that, they can use it to steal your identity, create false accounts under your name, and more.

There are other reasons to delete all your old, unused accounts:

  • You receive newsletters or spam emails from the company
  • You could get locked out of your account because you haven't used it in a long time
  • You're getting charged for a service you no longer want or use

How to Delete Account With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay is designed to make it easy to delete accounts you no longer need. Instead of struggling to remember passwords and security question answers or digging through customer support pages trying to find the information you need, DoNotPay manages the deletion process for you. We can help you recover passwords so you can manage the account on your own, or we can go ahead and cancel your subscriptions or have the account deleted on your behalf.

If you want to delete old accounts but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Why Use DoNotPay to Permanently Delete Your and Other Old Accounts?

DoNotPay saves you time and hassle. It's stressful to know your information is sitting out there on the internet when you can't do anything about it or if you're delayed when trying to do something about it. You can rest assured that we're working on your behalf to delete your account, recover your password, and more. DoNotPay services are far-reaching—we can do so much more than delete old accounts for you.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay was designed to help you navigate modern life's most confusing and frustrating challenges. We can assist with a variety of financial concerns, including:

  1. Appealing banned accounts
  2. Filing complaints against a company
  3. Requesting to return an item
  4. Getting free trials without getting charged
  5. Getting a refund for a late delivery

Explore the many DoNotPay services and how we simplify all kinds of challenges.

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