How to Delete Reddit Account on Android

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Reddit account from an Android device.

Deleting your Reddit account will permanently remove your profile, posts, comments, saved content, and other data from Reddit.

When to Delete Your Reddit Account

Here are some common reasons you may want to delete your Reddit account:

  • You no longer use Reddit
  • You want to take a break from Reddit
  • You want to start fresh with a new account
  • You disagree with recent policy changes
  • You are concerned about privacy

How to Delete Reddit Account on Android

Follow these steps to delete your Reddit account from an Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Reddit app on your Android device.
  2. Tap your profile icon in the top left corner.
  3. Tap “Settings” at the bottom.
  4. Scroll down and tap “Deactivate Account.”
  5. Tap “Deactivate.”
  6. Enter your Reddit password and tap “Deactivate Account.”

Your Reddit account will now be scheduled for deletion. Reddit will delete your account, along with all associated data, after 30 days.

Reactivating Your Account

If you change your mind, you can reactive your Reddit account within 30 days of deactivation:

  1. Log in with your Reddit username and password.
  2. Follow the prompts to reactivate your account.

After 30 days, deactivated accounts cannot be restored.

Creating a New Reddit Account

If you want to start fresh, you can create a brand new Reddit account using a new email and username.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I retrieve my old posts and comments after deleting my account?

No, all your Reddit posts, comments, and data will be permanently erased after account deletion. There is no way to recover it.

What happens to my Reddit username after I delete my account?

Your Reddit username is released back into the pool of available names. Anyone can signup with your old username after account deletion.

Can someone else claim my old username after I delete my Reddit account?

Yes. Once your account is deleted, any other Reddit user can create an account with your former username. Reddit usernames are unique, and deleted names get recycled.

The Pros of Deleting Your Reddit Account

  • Gain more free time back in your day
  • Avoid wasted time browsing Reddit
  • Take a break from social media and online negativity
  • Improve productivity and focus
  • Enhanced privacy after removing your data

The Cons of Deleting Your Reddit Account

  • Loss of Reddit community access and membership
  • Lose posting/comment history and karma
  • Miss out on discussions and content in subreddits you enjoy
  • Can’t easily get your old username back in the future

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