If you want remove a bill from Reddit forever, this guide will be extremely useful because we are going to explain how the process to delete an account is like in Windows, as well as in Mac and Linux. We will also explain how we should do it in case you want to do all this from your mobile device, whether it has iOS or Android.
What happens when we delete a Reddit account?
There is not much science behind this, when we delete an account from Reddit forever, we delete it from the platform, it cannot be accessed anymore and the process is irreversible. Which means that we will never be able to regain access. A significant difference with the rest of similar platforms is that Reddit does not offer any option to disable the account temporarily.
On Reddit, the process is called “Deactivation” but it doesn’t work as such. In other social networks like Facebook, there is a clear difference between “Deactivation” and “Deletion”. If we deactivate it it is temporary, if we eliminate it it is forever. On Reddit, we simply have the option to permanently delete the account.
How to delete a Reddit account from the web on Windows, Mac, and Linux
Regardless of the operating system we are using, we are going to go to website from the social network and we will have to log in with the account that we want to permanently delete. Once we log in, we will have to click on our avatar in the upper right corner of the screen. A new menu is displayed and we will have to choose “User Configuration”.
On this new page, we are going to scroll to the bottom and click on “Deactivate account” which is in red. So it is quite easy to locate.
Next, we are going to have to re-enter the login information, this is for security reasons. Another thing we must do is mark the option that is just below the password which says “Understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable”. Once everything is done, we are going to click on “Deactivate”.
An alert will appear asking us to confirm the action by clicking the “Deactivate” button. Now the account will be deleted forever and cannot be recovered in any way.
Permanently delete account from mobile devices
From the same Reddit application we will not be able to delete an account. But we can do it from the website using a browser that we have installed on the device. The process will be the same on both iOS and Android.
We open any web browser that we have installed on our device, enter the Reddit site and log in. After this we will have to click on the icon with the three horizontal lines that are in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, we will have to click on “Account Settings” found in the “Settings” section.
On this new page, we scroll down and click on “Deactivate account.” We will have to enter the account credentials again and check the box that says “Understand that deactivated accounts are not recoverable”. To finish, we will give a touch to “Deactivate”. A pop-up window will appear to confirm, so we will click “Deactivate” again and that’s it.