What you should know
- Reddit accounts can only be deleted on PC and native iOS app. This means that the Reddit android app doesn’t provide the functionality. However, there is a workaround for that.
- To delete your Reddit account on the iPhone app: Go to your profile > settings > delete account > delete.
- To delete your Reddit account on Android (Workaround): Open the browser and go to reddit.com > settings > account settings > delete account > delete.
- To delete your Reddit account on PC: Go to reddit.com > profile > user settings > delete account > delete.
Keep reading below for a detailed guide on deleting your Reddit account.
Reddit is a social media platform that allows users to submit content and vote on them. But when you use or access Reddit, remember that it’s basically a public forum. Though the rules and regulations are quite strict on subreddits compared to other social media platforms, you don’t really control how other people use them.
This might sometimes push you to delete your Reddit account altogether.
Or you just want to take a break from the platform.
Either way, the end goal is to delete the Reddit account.
In this article, I will be showing you how to delete your Reddit accounts on the App as well as on the PC.
How to delete the Reddit account?
At present, a Reddit account can only be deleted on the iOS app and PC and cannot be deleted on the Android app. However, there is a workaround that will let you do the same on your Android device.
How to delete your Reddit account on your iPhone or iOS App?
- Open the Reddit App on your iPhone and tap your profile in the top corner.
- Then tap “⚙ Settings” on the following slide menu.
- On the settings page, scroll all the way down and tap “Delete account”.
- Tap “Yes, Delete” on the following popup to confirm deleting your account.
How to delete your Reddit account on your Android device?
As I said earlier, you cannot delete your Reddit account on the native Android app. However, you can delete it using a web browser. Let’s see how to do it. Open your favorite browser on your Android device and follow the below-mentioned steps. Let’s take Chrome as an example.
- Go to reddit.com. If you’re first visiting the site using the browser, you will be prompted to continue using the site on the browser or open the app.
Tap “Continue” to stay on the site.
- Then tap the three horizontal lines on the top right corner and go to settings and tap Account settings (Note: You should first tap login and enter the credentials to log in to your account if you haven’t already).
- Scroll all the way down and tap “Delete account”. On the following popup, enter your username and password and tick the checkbox, and finally, tap “Delete”.
- Now, you will be asked to confirm the deletion. Tap “Delete” again to confirm it.
Related: How to Delete Reddit Messages.
How to delete your Reddit account on your PC?
- Go to Reddit.com and click your profile name.
- Under My Stuff, click User Settings.
- Scroll all the way down and click Delete Account.
- Once clicked, you will be asked to enter your credentials. Enter your username and password and tick the check box, and finally click “Delete”.
- Click “Delete” again to confirm the deletion on the following popup.
Frequently Asked Questions about deleting the Reddit account
Will deleting Reddit account delete posts?
No, deleting a Reddit account will not delete posts. Instead, the posts will appear with the profile shown as “deleted”.
Why can’t I delete my Reddit account?
There are various reasons that could prevent you from deleting your Reddit account.
1. If you’re signed with Apple or Google, disconnect it first and then try to delete your account.
2. Make sure that you have entered the correct credentials while processing the deletion.
3. Try the old method to delete your account.
Can I reactivate deleted Reddit account?
No, a Reddit account once deleted can’t be reactivated or reinstated.
Can I delete my Reddit account on the app?
Reddit accounts can be deleted on the iPhone app but the Android app doesn’t provide the feature. However, browsers can be used on Android to process the deletion.