Delete Reddit Account

I know that deleting a Reddit account might seem confusing at first, because when you login to your account and start looking for that option, you won’t be able to find it anywhere. You will probably eventually find it, but it will take quite a while. Actually the account deletion option seems a bit hidden, well, not hidden because it’s right there for everyone to see, but it isn’t as easy to find as you would expect it to be.

For example, I consider myself a very tech savvy guy, I usually decipher and figure out how websites work very quickly. However, figuring out how to deactivate my Reddit account took me a while, it wasn’t a lot of time though, but for a guy like me it felt like a lifetime.

Anyway, if you’re trying to close your Reddit account, but you haven’t been able to because you can’t find the account deactivation page or something like that, or you haven’t found the right information online to help you figure out how to do it, well look no further, because here you will find accurate information, detailed through an easy to follow step by step guide that will allow you to get the job done in a couple of minutes.

To cancel your Reddit account simply follow these steps:

How to Delete Reddit Account

  1. The first thing that you have to do is go to and log in to your account.
  2. Click on the “Preferences” link on the upper right side of the page, you’ll find the preferences link located right next to your username.
  3. Once you are on the Preferences page click on the “deactivate” tab at the top center of your screen.
  4. If you want, you can explain why you want to deactivate your account by entering that information in the “why are you deactivating this account?” box. However, this step is optional so you can leave it blank.
  5. Now enter your username in the “Username” field.
  6. Enter your password in the “Password” field.
  7. Check the confirmation box to acknowledge that you understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable.
  8. Click on “Deactivate Account”.
  9. Done!

That’s it. As you have probably already noticed deleting a Reddit account is an easy and also super fast process that anyone can follow.

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