Remove Flipboard: How to Permanently Delete It

Get rid of the app or your account once and for all.

What to Know

  • In the mobile app, go to your profile and select Settings > Edit Profile More Settings > Delete Account.
  • On a desktop, go to your profile, then Settings > Delete Account.
  • You'll need to provide your username and password to complete the deletion.

For a variety of reasons, you may want to get rid of the popular news platform. This article covers how to delete your Flipboard account from the mobile app and the desktop version as well as how to remove the app from your device.

How to Delete a Flipboard Account from the Mobile App

If you're using Flipboard on a mobile device, whether it's Android or iOS, you can delete your Flipboard profile from the Edit Profile option, but you will need your username and password to do it. Here's how.

Deleting your Flipboard account is a permanent action. Once the account is deleted, there is no way to recover it.

  1. Open the Flipboard app on your device and tap the Profile icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.

  2. On your Profile page, tap the Settings gear icon in the upper-right corner.

  3. On the Settings page, tap the Edit Profile option.

    Screenshots showing where to find the Edit Profile option on the Flipboard Mobile app.
  4. In your Flipboard Account, select More Settings.

  5. Then select Delete Account.

    If you're deleting your Flipboard account because you've changed your email address, you can always select Change Email instead, and add your new email address to your existing account.

  6. Enter your Username and Password, then tap Submit.

    Screenshots showing how to delete a Flipboard account from the More Settings option.
  7. You account will be deleted.

How to Delete the Flipboard App From Your Device

Some mobile devices come with Flipboard as a pre-installed app. If you want to remove the app from your mobile device completely, the method may vary slightly. For both iOS and Android, you'll need to find the app on your device, then:

  • On Android: Tap and hold the app until the app menu appears, then select Uninstall. You may be prompted to confirm that you really want to uninstall the app. On some devices, you may need to tap and hold the app and then drag it to the Uninstall link at the top.
  • On iOS: Tap and hold the app until the app icon starts to shake. Then tap the X in the corner of the icon to delete the app from your device.
  • On iPadOS: Tap and hold the app until the app menu appears, and then tap Delete App. You'll be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the app.

How to Delete Your Flipboard Account on the Desktop Version of Flipboard

If you're using the desktop version of Flipboard through a web browser, the steps to delete it are only slightly different than on a mobile device. You'll still need to have your username and password to delete the account, however.

  1. Open Flipboard and click your Profile picture in the upper right corner of the page.

    The profile picture on Flipboard on the web.
  2. In the menu that appears, select Settings.

    The Settings option on Flipboard for the web.
  3. On your Profile page, select Delete account near the bottom of the page.

    The Delete account option on Flipboard for the web.
  4. You'll be prompted to enter your Username and Password. Enter them and then click Submit.

    The submit option when deleting a profile on Flipboard.
  5. Your profile will be deleted.

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