How to Delete Reddit Posts and Comments

When you delete your account, Reddit disassociates your profile from the posts and comments but never deletes them. 

You must manually delete all posts and comments to remove your activity.

Sometimes you may post or comment on something you don’t want to keep online. You can delete those from the Reddit website or mobile app.

Reddit doesn’t allow you to bulk delete posts or comments, so you must delete them individually. 

Delete Posts and Comments From Reddit App

Previously, most Reddit users used third-party Reddit applications on their smartphones. 

But as of July 2023, Reddit killed all third-party applications. You can follow along if you use the official app on your smartphone. 

  1. Open the Reddit app on your smartphone; switch to the correct account if you have multiple.
  2. Tap your Avatar from the top right corner of the app.
  3. Select My profile from the menu. It takes you to the Posts tab. 
  4. Tap the … icon at the top right corner of your post.
  5. Tap Delete post from the menu and select Yes, Delete from the pop-up.
  6. Switch to the Comments tab to delete your Reddit comments.
  7. Tap the comment you want to delete; it directly takes you to the comment inside the post you commented on.
  8. Tap the … below the comment and select Delete from the menu.
  9. Tap Delete from the pop-up. 

Delete Posts and Comments From New Reddit

New Reddit is the current homepage of Reddit. Many people still prefer to use the old Reddit website. 

  1. Open your web browser and go to the Reddit website.
  2. Click your avatar from the top right corner and select Profile from the menu.
  3. To delete your posts, switch to Posts. 
  4. Click the … icon below the post you must delete, and select Delete from the menu.
  5. Click Delete post from the pop-up. Delete as many posts as you want.
  6. To delete your comments, switch to Comments.
  7. Click the … icon below the comment you must delete, and select Delete from the menu.
  8. Click Delete from the pop-up to delete a comment. Follow the same process to delete multiple comments. 

Delete Posts and Comments on Old Reddit

I am also a big fan of Old Reddit, though I use New Reddit for the fancy text editor. 

If you visit Reddit from https://old.reddit.com/, it shows the legendary layout. It has a different UI from the latest UI.

  1. Click your Reddit username from the top right corner.
  2. Click the Delete button below any post you want to delete.
  3. Click Yes from the options. 
  4. If you want to remove your comments, switch to the Comments tab.
  5. Click the Delete button below the comment.
  6. Click Yes from the options. 
  7. Follow the above processes to delete as many posts and comments as possible. 

Deleting your posts and comments doesn’t mean they are gone from the internet. 

When you remove a comment, the replies from other users will stay. Reddit will show that you deleted a comment and disassociate the comment from your profile.

When you delete a post, all comments will stay. Anyone with the thread URL can check the comment section while the post body says you removed the post. 

As well as it’s possible to view deleted Reddit posts and comments using some external tools.

These tools continuously capture the Reddit feed. So, deleting your posts and comments doesn’t ensure there’s no data on the internet. 

Many prefer to delete all the posts and comments before deleting their accounts. 

Once you delete your account, you can no longer remove your posts/comments. 

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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