How to Delete Your Reddit Account by@joseh
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How to Delete Your Reddit Account

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The first step is obvious: go to Reddit and make sure that you’re logged into the account you want to be deleted. Once you’re logged in, click on your account name on the top left. This will open a drop-down menu, and the next thing you should click on is user settings. This will take you to a page with multiple tabs. Make sure you’re in the Account settings tab and go all the way to the bottom. You will see a red button that says, “DELETE ACCOUNT”.

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Let me guess, you’ve spent countless hours on Reddit. You’ve laughed at all of the Game of Thrones season 8 memes, looked at a million cute dogs, and been stunned by some of the things people willingly post online.

However, you realized that you were addicted and decided the best thing to do was delete your Reddit account. Or you just got bored of the website. Either way, you need to get rid of your account. Which brings up the question: how do you delete a Reddit account?

How to Delete a Reddit Account

The first step is obvious: go to Reddit and make sure that you’re logged into the account you want deleted. Once you’re logged in, click on your account name on the top right.

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This will open a drop-down menu, and the next thing you should click on is user settings. It will take you to a page with multiple tabs. Make sure you’re in the Account settings tab and go all the way to the bottom. You will see a red button that says, “DELETE ACCOUNT”.

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Click it, and a window will pop up asking you if you’re sure and to put in your username and password if you want to proceed with deleting your account. The window lets you know that once an account is deleted, it’s not recoverable.

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Another important point that it tells you is that your posts, comments, and messages aren’t automatically deleted just because your account is. They’ll live on, but people won’t necessarily know that it was your account that made those posts and comments. They’ll show up like this:

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If you’re okay with this, put in your username and password, checkmark the box, and hit the delete button.

Another window will pop up that asks you if you’re certain you want this account deleted. Click on delete again, and that’s all she wrote. Reddit account successfully deleted.

But what if you’re in a hurry to delete your Reddit account and can’t reach your computer?

Can you delete your account through the Reddit app?

Yes.

How to Delete Reddit Account on App

So, just for clarification, we’re talking about the official Reddit app. Not Apollo for Reddit or narwhal for Reddit. As far as we’re aware, you can’t delete your account through these third-party apps.

Open the app, and press your profile icon that’s on the top right side of the screen. This will open a menu; press the Settings button that’s on the bottom.

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Then go all the way down to Support, and you will see a Delete Account button. Press it, and a window will pop up asking if you’re sure. Press “Yes, Delete”, and it will ask you to put in your username and password.

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After this, another window will pop up asking you why you decided to delete your account. This is optional; you can skip it and keep on going. Then it will ask you if you’re sure you want to delete your account. Press yes, and you will finally receive confirmation that your account has been permanently deleted.

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And voila, account deleted.

Sometimes deleting social media accounts can be tricky, but Reddit makes it pretty straightforward. You shouldn’t have any problems.

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