How to delete a Reddit account

Reddit is the front page of the internet. You can discuss any topic on Reddit, which you mot on any other platform. 

You may have created a throwaway account for a one-time discussion, or if you are fed up with the Reddit culture, you may finally decide to delete your account. 

On July 2023, Reddit discontinued free API access, which forced third-party apps like Apollo to shut down forever.

While scrolling Twitter, I saw many Reddit users deleting their accounts to protest against the decision of Reddit.

If you are one of them, you will learn what happens when you delete your Reddit account and how to delete it in this article. 

What happens when you delete your Reddit account

Your profile: Your profile has a custom link, reddit.com/user/username. When you delete your profile, no one can visit your profile to check your past activity. 

Your posts and comments: Your submissions and comments will stay on Reddit unless you manually delete each of them. However, they will be disconnected from your user profile. The username placeholder will show [deleted] instead of a link to your user profile. 

Your Reddit username: Your username dies with your Reddit account. Even if you decide to return to Reddit, you can’t get back the username of your deleted account. 

How to delete your Reddit account

Open a web browser on your computer or use the Desktop mode on your mobile browser. You can’t delete your Reddit account from the native app. 

Visit Reddit website and log in

Visit www.reddit.com from the web browser and log in to your Reddit account. If you are already logged in, you must know your username and password to delete the account.

Go to Reddit User Settings

Click on your Reddit avatar at the top right corner of the navigation bar and go to User Settings

Click on Delete Account

Scroll to the bottom of the Account tab and click Delete Account. A pop-up will appear on your screen. 

You can enter why you are deleting your account, though it’s optional. Now enter your Reddit username and password. 

Delete a Reddit account

Check I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable to agree with the term and click the Delete button. 

From now on, you can’t log in with the login credentials as the account is removed. However, you can create a new account using the same email but never get the same username. 

Delete Reddit Account From The Mobile App

Reddit attracts billions of page views from the mobile app. Previously, it was not possible to delete your account from the app. But, now you can.

Delete Reddit account from the app
  1. Open the Reddit app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap your avatar from the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and tap Delete account.
  5. Select Yes, Delete from the pop-up.

You can’t delete a Reddit account if you used Apple / Google account and didn’t create a password.

You must set a password and verify your email address to delete your account.

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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