How to Deactivate and Delete a Reddit Account
Reddit is an extremely popular , ranking in the top 10 in the U.S. and the top 20 worldwide. It is an extensive collection of forums where users can share news and content, and rank other people's contributions. If you realize that you only browse Reddit and do not contribute any content, no longer use Reddit at all, or want to delete your account for any other reason, we can help you through the process.
What To Know Before You Delete Your Reddit Account
- When you delete your account, your profile and username are deactivated. You cannot recover them.
- Your username will be disassociated from your posts and comments. Users cannot see who made them.
- If you , it does not delete any posts or comments. You will need to remove your data first.
- Reddit Premium membership is not canceled when you deactivate your account. You must cancel it first.
- You must confirm the deactivation of your account by entering your Reddit password.
How to Delete Your Reddit Account on Your Own
If you only use the Reddit app, you may have become frustrated by trying to find a way to delete your account. Well, you won't find a way to delete the account on the app, because it is not possible! So how do you permanently delete your Reddit account?
Can I Delete With — A Summary
Not only can you not use the app to delete your account, but Reddit administrators also cannot delete your account on your behalf. You must delete your Reddit account manually through the Reddit website. The Reddit website specifically says you can only delete your account by using a web browser, and that the process for deleting your account depends on which version of Reddit you use.
1. Delete Your Account Using Reddit.com
- Go to the Reddit website using your web browser
- Login to your account
- Go to Account Settings
- Scroll down to Deactivate Account
- Click Deactivate Account
- If you created your Reddit account with Google or Apple ID, there are a few additional steps:
- Scroll down to Connected Accounts section
- Click disconnect next to the Google Account or Apple ID that you used to sign up
- According to Reddit, if you do not have a password yet, you will be asked to create one.
2. Delete Your Account Using old.reddit.com
- Go to old.reddit.com using your web browser.
- Login to your account
- Go to Preferences
- Go to the Deactivate tab
- Enter your username and password
- Confirm your deactivation before clicking "deactivate account"
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