Maybe you want to deactivate your Reddit profile for a few days or months or recover your deleted Reddit profile. But unfortunately, there is no temporary deactivate feature available on Reddit. We will show you how to delete your Reddit account Permanently on an android mobile, android app and windows, Mac Pc, chrome step by step.
Difference between Deleting vs. Deactivating Reddit account?
You can’t disable your Reddit profile temporarily for a few days cause Reddit doesn’t have a deactivating feature. You can permanently delete your account but can’t deactivate your profile for the time being like other social media Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Your comments on Reddit can still be visible if you don’t delete them before deleting the account. After you delete your profile, there will be no username with your comment. Although your Reddit username will be displayed as [deleted].
Recover deleted Reddit account
As we mentioned before, you can’t recover your deleted Reddit profile. Once removed, you can’t signup or login with the same username you used previously. Reddit has no backup data feature, so you can’t have your old Reddit karma back. It will be wise to think twice before permanently delete your Reddit account.
How to delete Reddit account on android mobile?
Step 1: Go to Reddit app
Step 2: sign in to your profile
Step 3: Click on your profile icon ( top left corner ), it will open a menu
Step 4: Click “Settings” on the bottom of the menu
Step 5: Scroll all the way down until you get “Help FAQ” Click on that
Step 6: A search bar will open up for you. Type “Deactivate” and click search.
Step 7: A post will show up with the title “How do I deactivate my account”. Click on that, and it will show you a post.
Step 8: in the post, you will find “Click this link”
Step 9: now you have to re-login into your account with your account details
Step 10: Now, you can explain why you want to delete your Reddit profile or leave the box empty.
Step 11: Give your Reddit login details again
Step 12: Check “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable”.
Step 13: Click “Deactivate account”
Now you will be logged out of your profile, and your Reddit account will be deleted permanently.
How to delete Reddit account on Windows or Mac Pc
If you made your mind to delete your Reddit profile then follow below step by step guide :
Step 1: Go to Reddit
Step 2: Login into your Reddit account
Step 3: Click on your Upper right profile icon, it will open a menu
Step 4: Click “User Settings” from the drop-down menu
Step 5: at the end of the page, you will see a small box “Deactivate Account.”
Step 6: Click “Deactivate Account”.
Step 7: A popup warning will show you that Reddit will not delete your post and comments if you delete your account. You have to remove them individually. Also, if you have any problem with your account, Reddit suggests contacting them before deleting the account. You can give a reason why you want to deactivate your account. But it’s optional so you can leave it empty.
Step 8: enter your login details and click “Deactivate.”
Step 9: Another popup will show a warning about deactivated account can’t recover later, are you sure about deactivation?
Step 10: Your job is done. Your Reddit account is permanently deleted.