Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web How to Delete a Reddit Account Remove yourself from the front page of the internet by Thomas James Wilton Writer Tom Wilton has been a freelance filmmaker and writer since 2012. His work has appeared in Video&Filmmaker, The Big Issue, and others. He's also been a consultant for CBS. our editorial process LinkedIn Thomas James Wilton Updated on September 11, 2020 Around the Web Browsers Cloud Services Error Messages Family Tech Home Networking 5G Antivirus VPN Web Development Around the Web View More Tweet Share Email 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. 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. 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. Select User Settings. On the User settings page, under the Account tab, scroll down to the lower-right corner of the page and select Deactivate Account. A pop-up box appears with information about deactivating your account. Enter your Reddit username and password in the corresponding fields. Select I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable, and click Deactivate. In the final pop-up box, select Deactivate.