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How to permanently delete account on Reddit

No longer want to use Reddit? This is how you properly delete all your comments and close the account.

Delete Reddit account forever

Reddit is perhaps one the most popular websites in the internet with a large collection of forums, where people can share experience, news, and comment on things that people share.

Although it’s a great resource, if for any reason, you no longer want to be part of the site, it’s possible to completely delete your Reddit account and all your comments and posts.

In this guide, you’ll learn the proper steps to deactivate (delete) your account on Reddit.

How to delete Reddit account forever

When you no longer are interesting on using a particular account on Reddit, there are two set of steps that you must follow. You need to delete every post, comment, and share you made, and then, you need to deactivate your account.

Deleting all Reddit comments

To delete all your posts and comments on Reddit, use these steps:

  1. Open Reddit.

  2. Click the user menu.

  3. Select the My Profile option.

    Reddit, My Profile option
    Reddit, My Profile option
  4. Click the more (three-dotted) button within the post and select the Delete button.

    Reddit, delete comment permanently
    Reddit, delete comment permanently
  5. Click the Delete button to confirm.

Once you complete the steps, you may need to repeat the steps to delete every other post you created on the site.

Deleting your posts isn’t a requirement, but it’s necessary if you’re leaving Reddit, and you don’t want your posts to live forever in the site, because deleting your account doesn’t delete your content.

Deleting Reddit account

To permanently delete your Reddit account, use these steps:

  1. Open Reddit.

  2. Click the menu button in the top-right corner and select the User Settings option.

    Reddit, User Settings
    Reddit, User Settings
  3. Click the Account tab.

  4. Click the Deactivate account button.

    Reddit, deactivate account option
    Reddit, deactivate account option
  5. Confirm your Reddit account password.

  6. Check the I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable option.

  7. Click the Deactivate button.

    Reddit, confirm account deletion
    Reddit, confirm account deletion

After you complete the steps, the Reddit account will no longer be available on the web, mobile device, iPad, or anywhere else. If you wish to return to site, you’ll need to create a new account.