How to deactivate or delete your Reddit account?

22 Jul, 2021

Reddit is one of the top social media platforms that is used to exchange news and information. The site is made up of more than 10,000 communities that are based on a specific topic. These communities or groups are known as subreddits.

Lately, Reddit has not been maintaining the best reputation. One can face several issues on Reddit, and can easily be deemed as one of the most unwholesome websites on the internet.

Sometimes, the negatives of Reddit outweigh its positives. If the negativity is taking a toll on your mental health, it might be wise of you to delete or deactivate your Reddit account.

Deleting your Reddit account is pretty simple. You can do this on your computer web browser.

This article will guide you on how to delete/deactivate your Reddit account for your peace of mind.

How to deactivate your Reddit account?

You can deactivate your account on Reddit using your computer's web browser. Open Reddit on the browser.

Once your Reddit account has been deactivated, you cannot use it ever again. You will also lose access to your previous comments and post history.

Here are the steps:

  1. Visit and open the "User Settings" by clicking on the downward arrow at the top right corner.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 1): Open the "User Settings"

  2. If you have created your Reddit account with Apple ID or your Google account, then you will have to first disconnect the account.

    To disconnect the account, scroll to the "Connected Accounts" in the "Account" section.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 2): Scroll to the "Connected Accounts" under "Account"

  3. Click the "Disconnect" to disconnect the account.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 3): Click on "Disconnect"

  4. Next, you'll be asked to confirm your "Password" to move forward to the next step. If you don't have a password, you will be asked to create one to complete the process of disconnecting.

  5. The site will ask you to confirm disconnecting.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 5): Confirm disconnecting

  6. After this, scroll down to "Deactivate Account" and click on it.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 6): Scroll down to "Deactivate Account"

  7. Further, you will be asked for optional feedback and account credentials to confirm the deactivation. Once done, click on "Deactivate". Your account is now deactivated.

    Deactivate Reddit Account (Step 7): Confirm with your email and password

Can't deactivate your Reddit account? Try this instead.

Are you facing difficulty deactivating your Reddit account? Does your Reddit account say "Something went wrong? Try again?".

In that case, we suggest you try to wipe out or clear your cache and cookies. You might also need to clear your browser history. Follow these steps if you are not sure.

How to delete your Reddit account?

In this segment, we will show you a guide on how to delete your Reddit account.

  1. First, you'll need to go to the Reddit "User Settings" page. This option can be found on the top right corner of your screen on the Reddit website by clicking the downward arrow.

    Delete Reddit Account (Step 1): Go to the "User Settings"

  2. You will see the "Deactivate Account" icon at the bottom of the Reddit page. Click on that button.

    Delete Reddit Account (Step 2): Find the "Deactivate Account" section

  3. Reddit is likely to ask you for feedback about why you are deleting your account (this step is optional).

  4. You will be reminded one last time that the account is unrecoverable. You have to click "I understand" and delete your Reddit account.

    Delete Reddit Account (Step 4): Confirm your account deletion

And just like that, your Reddit account will be discontinued.

How to delete your Reddit account from Mobile?

Are you confused about how to delete your Reddit account using the mobile app? Well, it is simpler than you think. Just follow this step-by-step guide, and your account will be deleted in no time via the mobile app.

  1. Open the Reddit app on your phone and tap on the "Profile icon" (top left corner).

    Delete Reddit Account via the Reddit App (Step 1): Tap on the profile icon

  2. After clicking on the profile icon, tap on "Settings", a dropdown menu will appear.

    Delete Reddit Account via the Reddit App (Step 2): Tap on "Settings"

  3. You have to scroll through the menu. Find the "Help and FAQs" icon on the app, and click on it.

    Delete Reddit Account via the Reddit App (Step 3): Find "Help and FAQs"

  4. This will open up a new webpage. Search for "deactivate account" in the search bar (at the top).

  5. Now from the query results, click on "How do I deactivate my account?"

    Delete Reddit Account via the Reddit App (Step 5): Click on "How do I deactivate my account?"

  6. Tap on the link displayed in this Reddit query. Login into your account using your ID and password.

    Delete Reddit Account via the Reddit App (Step 6): Confirm the action with your login details

  7. Fill in your username, password, and give feedback (optional).

  8. After checking all of the information, press on "Deactivate".

Your account is now deleted and inaccessible using the Reddit app.


With over 300 million users globally, Reddit stands as one of the most widely recognized information exchange websites. But not everyone views Reddit as a valuable or amusing platform.

The information in this article will serve as a solid guide for you if you ever want to delete or deactivate your Reddit account.