The social news site Reddit has millions of users and a sprawling, ever-evolving content ecosystem. From niche communities to threads about breaking news, there’s always something interesting on Reddit. But that also makes it challenging for users and administrators alike.
Just like any other social media site, you have to keep up with the constantly changing rules, community guidelines, and responses from various moderators.
It can feel overwhelming as an outsider trying to figure out which posts are worth your time and attention, let alone how best to participate if you’re a frequent user.
Fortunately you don’t need to know everything there is about Reddit if you don’t want to. All you really need to know is where to look if you want to know more or if you want help with something specific. Keep reading for more details on what deleting your Reddit account entails and whether or not it’s right for you.
You can delete your Reddit account by logging into your account settings and clicking “Delete my account”. Your username will become unavailable, your posts and comments won’t show up anymore, and you’re no longer able to log into your account. Before deleting your account, make sure you know what you’re doing.
What Happens When You Delete Your Reddit Account?
When you delete your Reddit account, all of your posts, comments, messages, and more will be deleted, as well. This means that you’ll be permanently removed from Reddit and your account will no longer exist.
If you decide to delete your account, we encourage you to take advantage of the account deletion feature, which removes all of the content and data associated with your account.
Once this happens, you will no longer be able to log in to your account or access it in any way. If you created a post or comment that isn’t something you want to live on the internet forever, you can delete it at any time.
The same goes for your comments on posts created by other users. Just click the triple dot icon and select “delete” to take it down.
Note that users who have received a message from you will not have it deleted when you delete your account.
How to Permanently Delete Your Reddit Account
If you’re absolutely sure that you want to delete your Reddit account, you can do so through the “log out” or “delete account” option on the top right of any page.
From there, click “delete account” to proceed. You’ll then be greeted with an account deletion confirmation page where you can double-check that you indeed want to delete your account.
If you’re sure, click “delete account” to finish the process. Note that you can’t log back in to your account after deleting it.
You’ll also need to provide a valid phone number to confirm that you want to permanently delete your account. This rule applies to all accounts, not just those that are deleted. Reddit will send you a verification code via SMS to complete this action.
Deleting your account doesn’t delete any posts or comments you’ve made. If you’d like to delete your posts or comments before you delete your account, check out the FAQs about removing your Reddit data.
Follow the Steps
- Click On Your Profile And GoTo User Setting
2. Scroll down to the Delete Account section and click Delete Account.
3. Click on Delete Account. Reddit displays a pop-up asking you the reason for deleting your account; answering this question is optional. Enter your Username and Password. Check the box for ‘I understand I can no longer access my account.’ The Delete button will become active; click on it to continue.
Delete Your Reddit Account On Mobile Device
- Log in to your Reddit account
- Click on the icon in the top left of your screen to view your profile.
3. Tap on Settings. Scroll down and click on Help FAQ.
4. You will see the Reddit Help screen with a search box. Type in “Deactivate or Delete ” and you will see the article “How do I deactivate or Delete my account?” at the top of the search results.
5. Follow the given article and delete your account or Visit the delete tab of your preferences
Enter the reason for deactivation and fill username and password as part of the security protocol. Check the checkbox to accept that deleted accounts are not recoverable. tap on the “Deactivate Account” button to proceed.
3 Reasons You Should Probably Delete Your Reddit Account
- – Privacy – You should really delete your Reddit account if you have privacy concerns. Reddit collects a lot of data, including your login IP address, pages visited, posts and comments you’ve created, usernames used on the site, and more. If you’re worried about your data being misused, there’s no better way to protect yourself than deleting your account.
- – Inability to Manage Expectations – If you keep coming back to Reddit but find yourself unable to manage your expectations, you may want to delete your account. Every social media platform has a different community, and Reddit is no exception. If you can’t find a place that you belong, it might be easier to just get rid of your account and start fresh with a new one.
- – You’re Not Really Using the Site – If you’re logging into Reddit and just idly browsing without contributing, you probably aren’t getting much out of it. If you know you aren’t going to be using the site, deleting your account is a good way to stop wasting time on Reddit and get back to doing something more productive with your time.
3 Reasons to Hold Off for Now
- – You’re Not Sure You Want to Quit – If you’re not sure you want to delete your account, you could just deactivate it instead. This will shut down your account but leave the option to open it again if you ever want to return to Reddit in the future
- – You’re a Moderator – If you’re a moderator for a Reddit community, you should probably hold off on deleting your account. Deleting your account will leave your community members without a leader, and Reddit administrators won’t be able to transfer your moderation privileges to someone else.
- – Your Account Has Value – Reddit is a popular place that attracts millions of users every month. If you have an account that’s been around for awhile, it likely has some value. You can use Reddit’s account transfer feature to transfer your account to someone else. This means that your account will be deactivated but another user will be able to log in with your old username.
There are plenty of reasons to delete your Reddit account, but chances are it’s not the best decision. If you aren’t sure you want to delete your account, you should instead consider deactivating it, especially if you are a moderator for a Reddit community. If you’re absolutely sure you want to delete your account, you can do so through the “log out” or “delete account” option on the top right of any page.