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How to delete a Houseparty account on Android or iPhone

Houseparty suddenly has a lot of competition. As well as Zoom, there’s now Messenger Rooms, a free version of Google Meet, and a super-secure and improved WhatsApp voice calling feature to compete with. If there’s no room in your life for it anymore, here’s how to delete your Houseparty account on iPhone and Android.

How to delete your Houseparty account on iPhone

If you’re an iPhone user, you can delete your Houseparty account easily.

Simply tap the smiley face icon in the top-left corner of the main screen, then hit the Settings button, Privacy, and Delete Account.

You’ll have to enter your password and confirm that you do want to proceed with account deletion − but that’s it.

How to delete your Houseparty account on Android

Android users can now use the exact same method as above.

Simply tap the smiley face icon in the top-left corner of the main screen, then hit the Settings button, Privacy, and Delete Account.

Bizarrely, that wasn’t an option until really recently. Previously, to delete a Houseparty account on Android, you’d have to email Houseparty − at hello@houseparty.com − with your request.

Related: Zoom vs Google Meet

It seems that the brouhaha that erupted around Houseparty earlier this year may have seriously dented the service’s reputation.

At the end of March, some Houseparty users claimed that creating an account for the service had coincided with their accounts on other platforms, such as Spotify and Netflix, falling prey to hackers.

Houseparty immediately denied any connection, but the tone of its response felt quite crude, rather than reassuring.

“All Houseparty accounts are safe − the service is secure, has never been compromised, and doesn’t collect passwords for other sites,” the company said when the allegations came to light.

It also started offering a significant amount of money to anyone who could prove that the whole affair was “a paid commercial smear campaign”.

And currently, when you try to delete your Houseparty account, the following message appears on-screen:

“We want you to know that your Houseparty data is safe, has never been compromised, and that we don’t collect passwords for other sites.”

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