How to Delete Your Reddit Account

Reddit is a website that has grown in popularity over the last few years. It’s a place where people can share links, post images, and discuss just about any topic imaginable. There are many different communities to join, which makes for an endless supply of content.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account

However, as with most social media platforms, there’s always the option to delete your account if you want to stop using Reddit.

This article will show you how to go about it.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account on a PC

Deleting your Reddit account on a PC is relatively straightforward:

  1. Open your browser and visit Reddit’s official website.
  2. Enter your credentials to log in to your account.
  3. Click on your avatar to open your account management menu.
  4. Select “User Settings” from the dropdown menu. A new page should open.
  5. Scroll down and select the “Deactivate Account” button at the bottom of the page.
  6. At this point, Reddit will display an account deactivation form with an area where you can provide some feedback if you’ve got something to share with the Reddit support team.
  7. Enter your account credentials at the bottom of the deactivation form.
  8. Check the box next to “I understand that the account is not recoverable.”
  9. Hit the “Deactivate Account” button.
  10. Click on “Deactivate” to confirm your decision.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account on an Android Device

If you’re a Redditor but want to leave Reddit permanently, a computer presents the easiest way to deactivate your account. But if you prefer the Reddit Android app, here’s how to go about it:

  1. Open your Reddit app and tap on your profile avatar in the top left corner.
  2. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “HELP FAQ” to open the Frequently Asked Questions section.
  4. Tap on the search button at the top of your screen.
  5. Type “Deactivate” and hit “Go.” This should open a link with the heading “How Do I Deactivate My Account.” Tap the link to open it.
  6. At this point, you should see a short paragraph outlining what you need to do to deactivate your account. You should see a “click this link” instruction highlighted in blue in the middle of that paragraph. Tap on this link.
  7. Re-enter your credentials to sign in to your account.
  8. Enter your reasons for deactivating your account in the box provided, but you can also skip this step.
  9. Check the box next to “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable.”
  10. Tap on “Deactivate Account” to confirm your decision.

After taking these steps, your account will be deleted permanently.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account on an iPhone

Like the Reddit Android app, the iPhone app allows you to deactivate your account. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Reddit app.
  2. Tap on your profile avatar in the top left corner and select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Scroll down and select “HELP FAQ.”
  4. Type “Deactivate” in the search button at the top of your screen, and then tap the magnifying glass on the top right-hand side.
  5. Tap on “How Do I Deactivate My Account.”
  6. Open the link in the page that opens to initiate the deactivation of your account.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in afresh.
  8. Enter your reasons for deactivating your account in the box provided. If you don’t want to specify your reasons for leaving, simply skip this step.
  9. Check the box next to “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable.”
  10. Tap on “Deactivate Account” to confirm your decision.

If you prefer accessing Reddit via Safari, you can delete your account as follows:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Reddit’s official website.
  2. Enter your username and password to sign in.
  3. Tap on your profile avatar to open your account management menu.
  4. Select “User Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  5. Scroll down and tap on the “Deactivate Account” button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Enter some feedback in the box provided (or skip this step) and then confirm your identity as the account owner by entering your credentials once again.
  7. Check the box next to “I understand that the account is not recoverable” and then hit the “Deactivate Account” button.

Additional FAQs

What Happens When I Deactivate My Reddit Account?

A few things happen once you deactivate your account:

• Your profile is removed on Reddit. Even if someone tries to open a link to your profile, they’ll be informed the account has been deleted.

• Your username is removed from Reddit and is retired permanently, meaning that it’s no longer available for use on the platform.

• Users will still see your messages and chats, but they won’t see the sender.

Can I Temporarily Deactivate My Reddit Account?

Reddit does not have an option to disable your account temporarily. Once an account has been deactivated, it can’t be retrieved. Not even Reddit administrators can help.

In Reddit “language,” deactivating your account is the technical word used for permanently deleting your account.

What Happens to My Posts and Comments After Deactivating Reddit?

Once you deactivate your account, your posts and comments will still be visible to other users, but your username will no longer be visible. Instead, the word [Deleted] will appear in place of your username.

You’re Always in Control

Reddit comes with many benefits, but it also has an ugly side. If you don’t want to continue participating in chats, threads, and subreddits, you can easily delete your account. You can do this either via a browser or the Reddit app.

Keep in mind that a deleted account can’t be reactivated, and retired usernames can’t ever be reused on the platform.

Are you a Redditor? What are some of the reasons you’ve contemplated deleting your account?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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