Reddit is a great source of information about all topics and news but if you’re not interested in using Reddit, you can delete your account. However, you need to go through some steps to delete Reddit posts and comments. Let us give you a step-by-step procedure on how to delete a Reddit account.
Things You Need to Know Before Deleting Your Reddit Account
Reddit has the option of “deactivate” to deactivate your account permanently. If you deactivate your account, your profile and username will be permanently deleted from Reddit. However, your previous comments and posts will remain on the Reddit website. Reddit puts them as unattributed and no one will able to know who posted the posts or comments, the messages that belong to your profile will also be unattributed.
Warning: If you deactivate your account permanently, no one can get it back for you, so make sure you want to deactivate your Reddit account.
Do you need to delete posts and comments or not?
It depends on how you have used Reddit.
Let’s say, your username on Reddit was “john999” and you posted a comment “I am John” and when you deactivate your Reddit account, the comment “I am john” will still visible on Reddit-but it doesn’t have any username on it. People can easily know that the account that posted this comment is no longer available on Reddit, but won’t know you or your account username.
But for example, you posted a comment with your personal details, “My name is john. I work at [company] and live in [city]” As the comment will be visible after deactivating your account, your personal information is still visible on Reddit after deactivating the account. That’s probably not a good idea to deactivate a Reddit account.
So, if your posts and comment contain your personal information, you should delete all posts and comments before deactivating your Reddit account and we will show you how you can delete Reddit account safe & sound.
How to delete posts and comments
First of all, you need to see the posts and comments you have created on Reddit. To see posts and comments created by you go to the Reddit website and Sign in with the account you want to delete.
Click on the icon of your name at the top right corner and select profile to view your profile.
At the top of your profile page, you will see the posts and comments tab. To view, your Reddit posts click on “posts” and to view comments click on the “comments” tab.
Go through your all posts and comments and check which comments and posts you need to delete. To remove your post or comment click on “…” as seen in the below image and select the delete option.
when you are done with deleting your posts and comment, you can move forward to delete your account.
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How to delete a Reddit account
To start deleting your Reddit account, click on the icon in the top right corner and the drop-down will appear, open user settings from the drop-down. See the below image.
At the bottom of the user setting’s page, you will find the red button “Deactivate Account”. Click on it.
Reddit will ask you the optional feedback that why you’re deactivating your account. You need to provide your username and password to make sure that you’re the authorized owner of your account, then click the checkbox “I understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable” and click ” Deactivate” to continue.
Reddit will ask you for the last time to confirm that you want to deactivate your account.
After clicking on deactivate button you have successfully deleted the account from Reddit.