How To Delete A Reddit Account Permanently? [in 2022]

If you no longer use your Reddit account, then it might be time to delete the Reddit account permanently.

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If you are wondering on How to delete a Reddit account, then read this beginner Reddit tutorial, as we are going to explain to you and show you this process step by step.

How to delete a Reddit account?

Before you learn the ways to delete your Reddit account, you have to know that deleting the account will not automatically delete all your posts and comments.

If you want to completely erase your account’s existence on Reddit, then you have to manually delete the posts and comments first before deleting the account.

The steps to delete an account are easy to follow. The steps you need to follow are:

  1. Log in to your Reddit account on your favorite browser.
  2. At the top right corner, you will see your profile picture. Click on it to continue.
  3. You will get a drop-down menu. Choose User Setting from this menu.
  4. You will be directed to a page with different options like Subscriptions, Feed Settings, Notifications, and so on. Click on the first option – Account.
  5. You will see options related to this category. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Delete Account option.
  6. You will get a box/page mentioning that Reddit is sad to see you leave. Here you can provide the reason for deleting your account. Your feedback can improve the user experience, so do consider this step.
  7. You will then see the Verify Your Identity section. Provide your username and password on the respective fields.
  8. Before the account gets deleted, Reddit will provide one last pop-up box stating that you understand the consequences of deleting your account. So, provide the needed confirmation (Click on the Delete option) to complete the process successfully.

How to delete a Reddit account in the Reddit mobile app?

The steps to delete your Reddit account via the mobile app are almost similar to the deletion process via web browser stated above. Do follow the next mentioned steps to delete your account from the mobile app (Android and iOS):

  1. Log in to your account and tap on your profile picture to access the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on Settings first after which you will get more options under it.
  3. Look for the Support option and click on it to continue the deletion process.
  4. Select Delete option from the new menu provided to end the process accurately.

What happens when you delete a Reddit account?

When you are about to delete your account, you will see that many times Reddit is warning you that your Reddit account cannot be retrieved once it gets deleted. Temporary disabling a Reddit account is not allowed by Reddit.

Once the account gets deleted you will lose access to the account along with all your comment and post history.

If you have not deleted your comments or posts before deleting the account, then the author of the posts in question will be shown as Deleted as the username will be removed forever from the site.

Can you recover a deleted Reddit account?

No, Reddit does not provide the option to recover a deleted account. Once you confirm to delete the account, you will lose it permanently. The username and password will no longer will valid.

If you are in need of some information, you can give Removeddit a try. It is a site from Reddit that allows you to view removed threads/comments. It is a very simple yet effective way to access deleted posts on Reddit as well.

First, choose the Reddit thread you are interested in. Then, in the original URL, all you have to do is add “removeddit” in place of “reddit”. The website will load a cached version as soon as you click enter after making the necessary change.

However, if you want to use Reddit again, you have to create a Reddit account from scratch.

Can’t delete the Reddit account

Often users face problems when deleting a Reddting account. Before confirming the deletion process, the user has to enter their password. To protect your data, the password is not shown and as a result, many users get it wrong and cannot delete their account properly.

So, do ensure that you are providing the correct information if you are unable to delete your account. Disable browser extensions and clear cookie cache if the problem persists.

If you are still facing issues, then it will be best to try deleting your account from “old.reddit.com”. Here you have to concern with your preferences to find the Delete option. Enter the username and password here correctly to successfully delete theReddit  account in question.

Make sure you are not logged in to your Apple or Google account when deleting the Reddit account to avoid any hiccups during it.

Summing up

Hopefully, you have the answer to your query – How to delete a Reddit account? Use the information provided above to take the necessary steps for achieving what you wanted from the Reddit account.

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