How to delete your Reddit account

Do you want to permanently say goodbye to the Reddit community and delete your profile? All you have to do is go to your Reddit account settings and deactivate your account. However, this is unfortunately only possible via the web version of Reddit.

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Quick guide: delete your reddit account

Via a browser

  1. Log in to Reddit via a browser.
  2. Select the arrow to the right of your profile picture.
  3. Select “User Settings”.
  4. Go to the “Account” section and then “Deactivate Account”.
  5. Confirm your info and select “Deactivate”.

What to know before deleting your Reddit account

Reddit is extremely popular, especially in the US, and can be defined as a mixture of online forum, social media platform, and news site. Reddit users, also known as “Redditors”, can create a free profile and interact with other users, exchange information, share memes, or create their own content in sub-forums. Reddit divides itself into many subreddits and encourages interaction, similar to other social media sites, with a like function. The difference is that Reddit offers not only positive reactions in the form of upvotes, but also negative ones in the form of downvotes.

If you’re no longer interested in Reddit or would rather switch to Facebook or one of the many Facebook alternatives, you can delete your own Reddit account. However, keep in mind that all your Reddit posts, shared content, and comments will remain. You must remove them individually before deleting your account, otherwise the posts will stay online even without your user profile. To delete a Reddit account, you need to use the web browser. The Reddit app doesn’t currently offer a direct delete function.

How to delete your Reddit account via a browser

Step 1: Log in to your Reddit profile from the Reddit homepage in the browser.

Step 2: Now, go to the arrow icon at the top right of your profile picture and click on the “User Settings” item.

Step 3: Stay in the “User Settings” tab and scroll all the way down here. Here, you’ll find the “Deactivate Account” button. Click on it.

Step 4: Now enter your username and password for confirmation and select “Deactivate”. Your Reddit profile will now be automatically deleted from the Reddit database. Only your posts will remain if those haven’t been deleted.