How to log out of Reddit

Many people prefer scrolling Reddit anonymously without an account. You can log out of your account if you don’t want Reddit to show a personalized timeline.

The Reddit mobile app allows users to add or switch accounts without logging out of their current account, but if you use Reddit on a desktop, you must know how to log out. 

Log out of Reddit Mobile App

The majority of Reddit’s traffic is from mobile. The mobile app makes it easier to use it smoothly. It also has some features that aren’t available on the web version. 

Log out of Reddit on Mobile
  1. Launch the Reddit app on your Android or iPhone. 
  2. Tap your Reddit avatar from the top right corner of the app. 
  3. A menu appears on your screen; tap your current username to open the Accounts menu. 
  4. Tap the log-out icon beside the account you want to remove. 
  5. Tap Logout from the pop-up.

Log out of Reddit on Desktop

If you use the Reddit website on a web browser, you can follow multiple approaches to log out of Reddit. 

You can use the website to log out or clear data for Reddit, which automatically logs you out. 

  1. Open the web browser you use to access Reddit and go to the Reddit website.
  2. Click on your username from the right corner of the top menu. A menu appears on your screen. Click on your Reddit username
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and click Log out. Log out of Reddit
  4. Reddit will sign you out from the website. 

Reddit wants their users to use an account; that’s why the Log out button is at the bottom; if you don’t scroll to the bottom, you won’t even notice the Log out button. 

Logging out from Reddit won’t clear your browsing history; you must delete your Reddit history manually.

Clear Reddit Data on Desktop

You don’t need to clear your browsing data to log out from Reddit. You can delete especially Reddit data. 

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Reddit website
  2. Click on the lock icon at the top left corner of the address bar; it shows the site information. Click on lock icon
  3. Select Cookies and site data from the menu. Click on Cookies and site data
  4. Select Manage cookies and site data from the pop-up. Click Manage cookies and site data
  5. Click the delete icon beside reddit.com and www.reddit.com. Delete Reddit Cookies
  6. Click Done
  7. Click Reload button to reload the website. Click Reload

When you delete cookies for any website, it will automatically log you out from all websites. 

Here you delete cookies specifically for Reddit. Hence it only logs you out from the Reddit website. 

There are a few drawbacks to using the Reddit website without an account.

Reddit websites all NSFW content and search results until you use an account that allows showing NSFW content

You can’t also engage in anything except viewing the posts and comments. You can’t vote at polls

Logging out won’t delete your account; you must delete your Reddit account manually.

Unfortunately, if you have a throwaway account, you can’t delete it without verifying the email. So, you just have to log out and forget about it. 

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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