How To Delete Your Reddit Account

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Deleting your reddit account is easy. Reddit offers an easy deactivation link on the user Settings page of your account. You cannot delete your account from within the mobile app. Please login to your account from a computer browser and navigate to the link. Deactivation for Reddit is the same as deletion. Your account cannot be recovered. Follow the steps below.

Delete Reddit - Website - Slides & Instructions

Step #1:

Click here to open Reddit. If you're already logged in, doing so will open your Reddit homepage.

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 1: Open Reddit

Step #2:

Click the *profile icon *on top right

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 2: Click the Profile Icon on Top Right

Step #3:

Choose user settings form the drop down menu

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 3: Choose User Settings form the Drop Down Menu

Step #4:

Scroll down and click deactivate account

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 4: Scroll Down and Click Deactivate Account

Step #5:

Verify account credentials

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 5: Verify Account Credentials

Step #6:

Check box to verify that you understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable then click deactivate

Reddit-Delete Account from Website. Step 6: Check box to Verify that you Understand that Deactivated Accounts are not recoverable and Click Deactivate

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Questions & Answers

What happens when I delete my account?

Reddits deactivation link is the same as account deletion. When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others unless you first delete the specific content.

I forgot my password but never verified my email. Can I still reset my password?

No. There is currently no way to reset your password unless you have an e-mail address registered. Nobody else can assist you either, the admins will not reset your password for you. If you have forgotten it and you haven't registered an email address, there is nothing you can do. If you're still able to login to Reddit via saved login details on an existing device, that means the device's browser remembers your password. You can try looking in your browser's settings to extract the saved password.