Reddit, like any other social media website, is a very addictive piece of service. If you are getting too hooked up to Reddit lately and want to live a meme-free life. You can either delete the app from your phone but to take it one step further, you can delete your account permanently. Here, we will tell you a few ways to permanently delete your Reddit account.
How to Delete a Reddit Account Permanently
You can delete and erase your Reddit account through the platform’s website on your phone and PC. Read on to check all the methods in detail.
Delete Your Reddit Account on Android or iPhone
The Reddit app does not have any option to delete your account but you can do that from the Reddit mobile website in a browser. Here is a step-by-step guide to permanently delete your Reddit account from your smartphone.
1. Open the Reddit website on your smartphone.
2. Log in to the account that you want to delete.
3. Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner of the webpage.
4. Tap the downward-facing arrow next to Settings and select the Account settings option.
5. Scroll to the very bottom of this page to find the Delete Account button.
6. Tap the Delete account button and you will see a pop-up.
7. Type in your username and password, check the consent checkbox and tap the Delete button.
8. That’s it. Your Reddit account will be deleted.
Delete Your Reddit Account on Mac or Windows PC
If you surf Reddit from your desktop or laptop, which a lot of people do, then you need to follow these simple steps to delete your Reddit account.
1. Open the Reddit website on any browser and click on the profile picture in the top right corner.
2. Click on User settings to go to the account settings page.
3. Scroll to the very bottom of this page and click the Delete Account button.
4. You will see a popup to verify the username and password.
5. Finally, click the Delete button to erase your Reddit account.
Delete All Your Reddit Posts and Comments Instead of Account
It would be best if you were cautious while deleting a Reddit account because deleting an account does not reserve your username. This means you won’t be able to choose the same username in a new account. So if you like your username and just want to reset your account then delete posts and comments from the account.
1. Open the Reddit website on the browser and click on the profile picture in the top right corner.
2. Select Profile from the menu.
3. Overview tab lists everything you posted on Reddit, whether your posts or comments.
4. To delete, click on the three dots menu icon on the comment or post and click the Delete button.
5. You will see a confirmation box, click the Delete button on it and the post or comment will be deleted permanently.
6. You need to repeat the process to delete all the posts and comments from the Reddit account.
Bonus: Delete Your Private Messages from a Chat
If you want to delete your messages in private chat, you can do that easily from your smartphone or PC.
1. Open the Reddit app and tap the Messages tab.
2. Open the chat to delete the desired message.
3. Tap and hold the message that you want to delete.
4. Click on Delete message and the message will be deleted instantly from that chat.
On PC or Web
1. Open the Reddit website on any browser and click Chat to open the chat window.
2. Select the chat where you want to delete the message.
3. Hover your cursor over the message that you want to delete.
4. A delete icon will appear, click that delete icon.
5. Next page will ask for confirmation about deleting the message. Click Yes, Delete.
6. The message will be deleted from the receiver’s end too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What happens when you delete your Reddit account?
Once you delete your Reddit account, your account will be removed from the Reddit servers forever. Once deleted, even administrators won’t be able to restore your account so be very cautious when deleting your Reddit account.
Q. Can you make another account after deleting the current Reddit account?
Yes, you can make a new account after deleting your current Reddit account but make sure that you won’t be able to choose the same username as before.
Q. Why can’t I delete my Reddit Account?
If you signed up for Reddit using your Google account then you need to create a password before deleting the account.
Q. Is all your personal information removed after deleting your Reddit account?
Yes, all your personal information including your email and other details will be removed from Reddit after deleting the account.
Q. Are Deactivation and Deletion the Same?
Yes, deletion and deactivation are the same thing in Reddit. You cannot temporarily deactivate your Reddit account.
Q. Can You Reactivate Your Account Later?
No, if you delete your Reddit account, it will be deleted permanently. You cannot reactivate your Reddit account. And you won’t be able to create a new account using your previous username.
This is how you can delete your Reddit account permanently from any device you have with you right now. You can easily create a new account whenever you feel the urge to create new memes and collect useless internet points.
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