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How to delete a Reddit account

Is it possible to delete a Reddit account and how it can affect your posts, comments, etc.?

Is it possible to remove Reddit account and all personal info

Reddit is a place where anything and everything is discussed. Every second a new meme or something that becomes mega-popular, etc. can be born on this platform. In the end, Reddit is the front page of the Internet, and a lot of people try to hang out there, at least for a while.

However, not everyone is always comfortable with the traffic and the size of the information that is updated every minute. The feed may even be too active for some people and it may make them decide to delete their account. However, is it possible? How will this affect the content or comments a person has posted?

How to get rid of Reddit account easily on Android

It’s easy enough to delete a Reddit account through the desktop version, but if you don’t have access to the latter, you can do it through your mobile device:

  • Open your Reddit app and tap on your profile avatar in the top left corner.
  • Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  • Scroll down and tap on “HELP Center” to open the Frequently Asked Questions section.
  • Tap on the search button at the top of your screen.
  • 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.
  • At this point, you should see a short paragraph outlining what you need to do to deactivate your account. You should see a “deactivate” instruction highlighted in red in the middle of that paragraph. Tap on this link.
  • Re-enter your credentials to sign in to your account.
  • Enter your reasons for deactivating your account in the box provided, but you can also skip this step.
  • Check the box next to “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable.”
  • Tap on “Deactivate Account” to confirm your decision.

How to get rid of Reddit account easily on iOS

Exactly the same method works on Apple devices:

  • Open your Reddit app.
  • Tap on your profile avatar in the top left corner and select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  • Scroll down and select “HELP Center.”
  • Type “Deactivate” in the search button at the top of your screen, and then tap the magnifying glass on the top right-hand side.
  • Tap on “How Do I Deactivate My Account.
  • Open the link on the page that opens to initiate the deactivation of your account.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in afresh.
  • 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.
  • Check the box next to “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable.”
  • Tap on “Deactivate Account” to confirm your decision.

In case you only have browser version, specifically via Safari it’s going to be like this:

  • Open your browser and navigate to Reddit’s official website.
  • Enter your username and password to sign in.
  • Tap on your profile avatar to open your account management menu.
  • Select “User Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  • Scroll down and tap on the “Deactivate Account” button at the bottom of the page.
  • 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.
  • Check the box next to “I understand that the account is not recoverable” and then hit the “Deactivate Account” button.

How to get rid of Reddit account easily on PC/Laptop

And yet, deleting Reddit account via the desktop version is the fastest and easiest way:

  • Open your browser and visit Reddit’s official website.
  • Enter your credentials to log in to your account.
  • Click on your avatar to open your account management menu.
  • Select “User Settings” from the dropdown menu. A new page should open.
  • Scroll down and select the “Deactivate Account” button at the bottom of the page.
  • 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.
  • Enter your account credentials at the bottom of the deactivation form.
  • Check the box next to “I understand that the account is not recoverable.”
  • Hit the “Deactivate Account” button.
  • Click on “Deactivate” to confirm your decision.

Note that when you delete a Reddit account, your posts, comments, etc. will be saved – that is, users can see them as before, but your name, as the author of the post will be labeled /Deleted/. Not really a good option, especially if you don’t want your posts to be saved. In that case, you will have to delete them manually.

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