Deleting a Reddit account does not require a lot of steps, but there are a few things that you should know before you delete your account. Reddit does not permit you to disable your account temporarily. If you delete your account, you can never get any aspect of your account back.
Also, if you delete your account without deleting your comments, they will still be visible to everyone, but your username will be changed to say Deleted. In the future, if you decide that you want a Reddit account again, you will not be able to use the same username that you did before, and no one else will be able to either.
There is a way, however, to get your Reddit data back. If you want your data back, you will have to contact Reddit to request your data, which they will enable you to download. If you are still interested in deleting your Reddit account, you can follow your directions below.
1. Launch a web browser on your device.
2. When you open your web browser, you will need to navigate to the Reddit website. You click here to open the Reddit website. You will be on the Reddit main page, but you might not be logged in.
3. Click the figure of a person that is in the right corner of the screen. This will reveal a drop-down menu.
4. At the bottom of the menu that appears, click Log In/ Sign Up. You will be taken to a new screen and you will need to log in with your username and password.
5. When you log in, you will be taken to the front page of your account. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear beneath your profile picture.
6. Look under the header that says, “My Stuff.” Here you will see two options: My Profile and User Settings. Click on User Settings.
7. At the top of the screen, you will see multiple tabs. The tab that you need to make sure that you are on is Account.
8. You will see a number of options underneath the Account tab. Scroll to the bottom of these options until you see a header that says, Deactivate Account.
9. Under Deactivate Account, you will see red font that says Deactivate Account. Click that.
10. A white box will appear on the screen. You will be prompted to provide feedback and answer in a text box why you are deleting your Reddit Account.
11. You will next have to provide your username and password. If you forgot either one of those, you will not be able to delete your account. You will need to recover them and come back to this screen again.
12. After you finish typing in your username and password, you will have to check the box beneath where you typed your username and password.
13. When you are done, click the red Deactivate button at the bottom right corner of the box.
You will now have deleted your Reddit account.