How to Create a Throwaway Reddit Account

A throwaway Reddit account means you will abandon or delete the account after one or few use. 

Many people scroll Reddit without an account, but sometimes you can’t but post something or reply to a post.

Reddit also makes it easy to create a throwaway account as it doesn’t require a verified email address. 

You can use the Reddit website or mobile app to create a Reddit account for one-time use. 

Create a throwaway account on the Reddit website

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Reddit website. You can use the incognito mode if you already have an account but want to use a throwaway account. 
  2. Click Log In from the top right corner of the menu bar. Reddit homepage
  3. A pop-up with Google Account, Apple Account, and an email field appears on the screen. 
  4. Enter a random email in the email field as it’s a throwaway account, and click Continue. You won’t have to verify the email. Enter an email address
  5. Reddit picks a random available username for you, and you can keep it or modify it to a custom available username.
  6. Enter a password for your account, verify that you aren’t a robot, and click ContinueCreate a throwaway reddit account
  7.  Your throwaway Reddit account is ready; follow the setup process so Reddit can show relevant posts. 

You can pick some interests, join a few subreddits and change your avatar after creating your account. 

Setup Reddit account

Use the Reddit app to create a throwaway account

  1. Open Reddit official app on your smartphone. 
  2. Tap Continue with email if you don’t have an account.
    1. If you have an active account, tap your Reddit avatar from the top right corner of the app. 
    2. Tap on your Username from the menu and select Add account.
    3. Tap Continue with email. 
  3. Enter a random email that you don’t own and choose a password. Your password must be at least 8 characters. Tap Continue.
  4. Reddit suggests 3 random names. Pick a name or type your custom name. 
  5. Tap Continue. Create a Reddit account from the app
  6. Select your preferences or tap Skip at the top right corner, pick at least one interest, and tap Continue.  Setup Reddit account

Some information about a throwaway account

  1. As you won’t verify the email, you won’t be able to reset the password if you want to access the account but forgot it after abandoning it. 
  2. You must remember the account password if you want to delete the account. Even if you are logged in to the account, Reddit asks for the username and password. 
  3. If you create the throwaway account for specifically replying to a post, ensure the subreddit allows new accounts to engage. 
  4. Don’t use your real name in the username or real profile picture, as the throwaway account is supposed to be anonymous
  5. Lastly, follow the subreddit rules, or your post/comment won’t last very long.

Don’t use Google / Apple Account to create a throwaway account

When you use a random email to create a throwaway account, you can abandon the account at any time.

But let’s assume you use your Google / Apple account to create an account. It’s a password-less process, so you can’t delete your account without resetting it.

Your email is also verified now, so you must delete that account if you want to create a real Google / Apple Account in the future. 

So, it’s not worth the hassle. Use a random email and move on. 

You don’t need to delete the throwaway account; just abandon it, and you are good to go. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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