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How to delete your Reddit account

If you’re looking to limit the amount of time you spend on social media, you may want to consider deleting your Reddit account.

Reddit has been going through a couple of changes recently with some major communities going dark in protest of the company’s decision to make changes to its API’s pricing. With this has come a large exodus of users, which is why you may want to consider deleting your account for good.

It’s important to note that if you do delete your Reddit account, you will have no way of recovering it. If that sounds okay to you, make sure you read on to find out how to delete your Reddit account in just a few simple steps.

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What you’ll need: 

  • A Reddit account
  • An email you can access

The Short Version 

  • Open Reddit
  • Click on your profile picture
  • Click on User Settings
  • Scroll down and click Delete Account
  • Enter your username and password
  • Tick the box
  • Press Delete
  • Click Delete
  1. Step

    Open Reddit

    Open up Reddit on your browser. Log into Reddit

  2. Step

    Click on your profile picture

    Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click on your profile picture. Go to your Profile

  3. Step

    Click on User Settings

    From the drop-down menu presented, click on the heading called User Settings. Click on User Settings

  4. Step

    Scroll down and click Delete Account

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the red button called Delete Account. Go to Delete my Account

  5. Step

    Enter your username and password

    Enter both your username and password to continue. Enter your info

  6. Step

    Tick the box

    Make sure you tick the box confirming that deleted Reddit accounts cannot be recovered. Press Delete

  7. Step

    Press Delete

    Click the Delete button. Press Delete

  8. Step

    Click Delete

    To confirm that you want to delete your Reddit account, click on the Delete button again to finish the process. Press Delete again


Can I recover a deleted Reddit account?

No, there is no way to recover your Reddit account once it has been deleted. If you are concerned that recovery will not be an option, you may want to hold off on deleting your account for now.

Can I delete Reddit from my mobile app?

No, you can only delete your Reddit account from a browser. You can delete it from a laptop, tablet or handset, but it can only be done in the browser.

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