How to Delete a Reddit Account

Remove yourself from the front page of the internet

As a prime location for comments, photos, memes, and more, Reddit is known as the front page of the internet for a reason. But sometimes, it's good to move on. Here's how to delete your Reddit account.

How to Delete a Reddit Account

Reddit allows you to shut down your account. However, the process does not remove your old comments and shared posts. If you want to delete any comments or posts, delete each one before closing your Reddit account.

  1. On a desktop browser, go to reddit.com and log into the account you wish to delete.

    If you have multiple Reddit accounts and only wish to close a specific one, double-check that you're logged in to the account you want to deactivate. Once this process is complete, you cannot recover the account. 

  2. In the upper-right corner of the main page, you'll see the username associated with the account. Select the down arrow to the right of the username.

    Reddit homepage with the username and associated down arrow highlighted.
  3. Select User Settings.

    Reddit homepage with the user profile dropdown menu open.
  4. On the User settings page, under the Account tab, scroll down to the lower-right corner of the page and select Deactivate Account.

    Reddit's User settings page with the Deactivate account option highlighted.
  5. A pop-up box appears with information about deactivating your account.

    Reddit account deactivation popup box.
  6. Enter your Reddit username and password in the corresponding fields. Select I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable, and click Deactivate.

    Reddit account deactivation popup box with the username and password fields filled and highlighted. A checkbox is also highlighted.
  7. In the final pop-up box, select Deactivate.

    The final popup in the Reddit account deactivation process. The Deactivate button is highlighted.