In this post, we’ll teach you how to delete a Reddit account permanently using the desktop or the (Android/ iOS) mobile app. we’ll Also explain what happens when you deactivate your Reddit account.
What is Reddit?
Reddit is a social news website and forum where users vote on information that is socially vetted and promoted. The site is made up of hundreds of subreddits, or online communities. Each subreddit focuses on a particular subject, such as technology, economics, or music. Members of the Reddit community, often known as Redditors, contribute content that is subsequently voted on by other users.
Things to keep in mind before deleting your Reddit account
Reddit does not provide the option of deactivating the account. They just offer to delete the complete account. If you delete your Reddit account, all of the posts and comments are done by that account will remain on Reddit dark mode indefinitely. All of your posts and comments have now been moved to the deleted category.
To put it another way, if you delete your account without removing your stuff, you’re wasting your time. It’ll be there indefinitely. After you deactivate, you won’t be able to log in and erase them. Those comments/posts can still be found under the deleted username.
What happens if you remove your Reddit account
Your profile will be permanently deleted from the platform if you delete your Reddit account. You will not be able to restore access to your account in the future since the procedure is permanent. Reddit, unlike other social networking platforms, does not allow you to temporarily disable your account, so be certain before proceeding.
Delete Your Reddit Account Using the Desktop Website (Windows, Mac, and Linux)
Step 1 First of all visit Reddit websites and log in with your account credentials and click on your UserID at the top right corner.
Step 2 Now on the drop-down menu click on user settings.
Step 3 Now at the bottom side of the settings page click on deactivate the account.
Step 4 You must now re-enter your account credentials (username and password) to confirm that you are the one seeking the account deactivation. Also, make sure you understand that terminated accounts cannot be recovered.
Step 5 Last but not least, click the red ‘Deactivate’ button.
Step 6 On the next pop-up box, confirm your decision by clicking the ‘Deactivate’ button. Your Reddit account will be permanently erased (not disabled).
How to delete posts and comments (most necessary steps you should perform before deleting your Reddit account)
Step 1 Go to the Reddit website and login in with the Reddit account you wish to deactivate to see the posts and comments you’ve made.
Step 2 On the top right corner click on your name and select the profile option to view your profile.
Step 3 On the top right corner click on the posts option to view your Reddit posts. Also, click on comments to view your comments.
Step 4 Go to the Reddit website and login in with the Reddit account you wish to deactivate to see the posts and comments you’ve made.
Permanently Delete Your Reddit Account Using Mobile App (Android and iPhone)
Step 1 First of all visit Reddit on any web browser on your iPhone or Android device and go to the top right corner and click on settings and then account settings.
Step 2 ‘Deactivate Account’ may be found at the bottom of the following page. Again enter your account details to verify your identity. Then, on the Reddit website, verify that you “understand deactivated accounts are not recoverable” and hit ‘Deactivate.’
Step 3 Lastly, to remove your Reddit account, confirm your action by hitting on the ‘Deactivate’ button one last time.
How to Remove All Your Posts on Reddit Before Deactivation
Step 1 Open Reddit and log in with UserId and password.
Step 2 On your user profile image click on the profile option.
Step 3 Here you will be able to see all your previous photos, comments, and media.
Step 4 click on three dot icons and on the pop-up menu click on the delete option to remove the posts.
Step 4 Confirm the process by clicking on the Delete option on the pop-up window.
Delete Reddit Account on Android and iOS With Web Browser
Because Reddit does not allow you to deactivate your Reddit account using the Reddit application, you must use an internet browser to do it on Android and iOS.
To remove your Reddit account using a web browser, follow these steps:
Step 1 In Chrome or any other web browser, go to reddit.com/settings/account.
Step 2 Now go to the bottom of the page and scroll down.
step 3 You’ll see the option to “Deactivate Account” in the bottom right corner Just click on this to delete your Reddit account.
Step 4 Now it’s time to fill in the credentials which are required to delete your Reddit account. Your Reddit account will be successfully deactivated.
How to Delete Reddit account using the Reddit mobile application.
Well, this is strange but Reddit does not offer complete deletions using mobile applications. But you can perform all the necessary steps there. These are the steps to getting the answer to your query regarding how to delete a Reddit account from a mobile device.
Step 1 First of all open your Reddit application on your mobile phone.
Step 2 Click on the profile option.
Step 3 Search for the setting option and click on them.
Step 4 Now click on the Help FAQ section.
Step 5 And then click on the search bar and type How to delete Reddit account.
Step 6 It will now be forwarded to the Reddit website, with the following steps stated in the previous portion of the post.
This completed article is all about deleting your Reddit account. I hope you find it helpful. By first deleting the comments and posts, then using the deactivation link The procedure is simple, and it might take a little time to erase the posts, depending on the number of posts and comments on your Reddit account. If you find this article helpful please share it with your friends and family. Also read out other posts on android and applications.