How to Delete Reddit Account

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Tanja Social Media / Reddit

4 min read

Reddit - the Internet’s major conspiracy theories platform, is counting 430 million users, and the numbers are going up.

The reason behind this is, for whatever weird and oddly specific question you might have at a point in life, you’re going to find the answer on Reddit.

On the other hand, posting and commenting on Reddit is irreversible. What we mean by this is, once you’ve posted something, the post stays there, forever.

Reddit is connected to plenty of other sites, so the information that once goes out on Reddit, gets intertwined with plenty of other websites on the Internet.

However, we crafted a guide to help you delete your Reddit account, so none of your employers, family, or friends find your dark side out on the internet.

The process of deleting Reddit information

As we mentioned, posts and comments on Reddit are constantly being shared on other sites besides Reddit, and even if you delete everything you’ve ever posted on the platform, it is possible that it might be found somewhere.

Deleting your account from Reddit will not remove your comments and posts, unfortunately.

Comments from deleted accounts are only labeled as [Deleted], meaning the account that posted the comment no longer exists - but that’s about it.

In order to keep yourself as anonymous as possible on Reddit, make sure to not use your real name, avoid sharing any personal information, and do not mention real names of companies/employers, family, friends, acquaintances.

Removing comments and posts from Reddit

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You can easily access everything you’ve ever posted or commented on Reddit, since there are sections which show you your entire activity on the platform - same as with Facebook for example.

You can locate your posts on Reddit if you follow these guidelines:

  1. Log into your Reddit account, and click on your username in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select ‘Profile’, and on the top of the page, click on ‘Posts’.
  3. Next to any post you’ve shared, you will see three dots - click on them, and click on ‘Delete’.

To delete your comments, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Reddit account, and click on your username in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select ‘Profile’, and on the top of the page, click on ‘Comments’.
  3. Next to any comment you shared, you will see three dots - click on them, and click on ‘Delete’.

Additional info:

  • For those users who have been actively commenting and posting on Reddit, and have too many posts and comments to delete manually, you can install an add-on, to help you remove all your posts at once.

The one we found that is the most helpful one, is Power Delete Suite.

Bonus: How to Delete Comments on Reddit

How to deactivate your Reddit account

Before we start the process of deleting a Reddit account, you need to bear in mind that Reddit has named the deleting section - deactivation.

Rest assured, however, once you’ve deactivated your account it will no longer exist as an active account, and you won’t be able to access it, it does not have the same meaning as with platforms such as Instagram or Facebook.

To deactivate your Reddit account, follow these steps:

  1. Log into the Reddit website using your credentials.
  2. Open the ‘Account Settings’, and scroll down until you find ‘Deactivate Account’ at the bottom, labeled in red.
  3. You will be asked to fill in a survey regarding why you decided to leave the platform, but you do not have to answer this.
  4. In the following section, you will need to re enter your username and password to confirm your identity, and also that you’re certain and aware about deleting the account permanently.
  5. Click again on ‘Delete’, and your account will no longer be available or existing.

Check out also how to delete a Subreddit.