Reddit can be fun to use at times, but what happens when you’ve had enough of it? Maybe you’ve decided you’d like to try another app instead, or perhaps you just don’t need to use the platform anymore.
Whatever your reason, you’re reading this article because you want to know how to delete your Reddit account. The process is sometimes a bit tricky, but we’ll show you how.
Don’t Delete Your Reddit Account Until You’ve Read This
While you can delete Reddit, you can only do so from certain platforms.
Before you remove your Reddit account, it’s important to delete posts and comments if you don’t want to leave a trace. Deactivating your account without deleting these means that your posts and comments will remain on the site, though without a username.
Even if you delete Reddit, sent messages will still appear in user inboxes—unless they delete them from their end. Again, though, the user will just see “[deleted]” when they try to find out who it’s from.
You should also keep in mind that if you’re a Reddit Premium member, the website won’t automatically cancel your subscription if you deactivate your account. If you purchased your subscription with your Apple ID, you’ll have to cancel the subscription on your iPhone or iPad.
If you purchased it on Android, you’ll also have to unsubscribe using the Play Store. If you used PayPal or a credit/debit card, visit the Subscriptions section of your User Settings to cancel.
One more thing to keep in mind is that you cannot temporarily deactivate your Reddit account. When it’s gone, it’s gone.
How to Delete Your Posts and Comments on Reddit
Before we talk about how to delete a Reddit account, let’s begin with showing you how to remove posts and comments.
The process is simple; all you need to do is follow the instructions below.
- Go to Reddit.com on your browser.
- Enter your username and password, then hit Log In.
- Navigate to your profile.
- When you see the post you want to delete, select the three dots and scroll down to Delete.
To delete a comment, the steps are almost identical. All you need to do is select Comments > More > Delete.
How to Delete Your Reddit Account
So, now you know how to delete posts and comments on Reddit. You’re also aware of what you need to understand before removing your account and where to find help with canceling a Reddit Premium subscription.
Let’s move on and discuss how to delete your Reddit account.
How to Delete Your Reddit Account on iOS
Deleting your Reddit account from an iOS device is pretty simple. Just follow the steps below.
- Open the Reddit app on your device.
- Click on the profile picture in the top right-hand corner.
- Select Settings, then scroll down to Delete account.
How to Delete Your Reddit Account on the Web
Deleting your Reddit account from the web is just as easy as doing so on iOS. Simply follow the steps below.
- Go to Reddit.com on your computer and sign in.
- Click on the area where your username and avatar is.
- On the dropdown menu that you’ll then see, select User Settings.
- Scroll down and click on Delete Account.
You’ll be asked to provide your username and password with an optional feedback. Tick the “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable” box and click Deactivate to continue.
Currently, there is no option to delete your account on Android. So you will need to use the website.
Can I Go Back to Reddit After Deleting an Account?
If you’re sure that you no longer want Reddit, feel free to delete your account. But keep in mind that after you delete it, there is no way of getting it back.
That said, Reddit won’t ban you from rejoining just because you previously deleted an account. If you change your mind, and feel like your life is better with Reddit than without, you can register as a new user.
Deleting Your Reddit Account Is Easy
Reddit is a useful place for finding people with similar interests and having your questions answered. Having said that, though, the platform isn’t for everyone and wanting to delete your profile is perfectly normal.
In this article, we gave you all the information you need for how to delete a Reddit account. If you’re looking to expand your social media horizons, plenty of platforms exist out there for you to try.