How to delete a Reddit account on the app

Reddit is a popular platform for creating and commenting on forums, which are each dedicated to a particular subject.

It is a great place for finding like-minded people, and talking to them about your shared interests. Though there are many social media sites and apps like Reddit, most users love the platform.

But there are those that want to delete their Reddit account – here’s how to do that via the app.

Deleting a Reddit account on the app

Reddit is a good platform for asking queries, as the community is very responsive to questions, polls, and the like.

As a result, people can use the platform for professional means, such as for market research purposes.

Deleting, or removing, an account from the Reddit app requires few steps. This makes adding accounts a non-worrisome task, as you can easily reverse the additions if need be.

The good news is that deleting an account is easy enough, all you need to do is;

  1. Log into your Reddit account.
  2. Click on the User icon in the corner of the app and head into your User settings.
  3. At the very bottom of the page, you should find the Deactivate account option.

If you can’t find the deactivate button in your app, then it might be a good idea to sign in via the browser and delete your Reddit account there instead.

Bear in mind that if you’re a Reddit Premium member, when you deactivate your account it’s gone for good and permanently deleted, so there’s no getting it back.

How to switch between accounts

In some cases, you may not necessarily want to delete your Reddit account – it may be wise to have multiple accounts for different purposes and switch between them.

The app makes this easy to manage. It allows users to have multiple accounts on one app, and makes it easy for them to switch between accounts for ease of use.

The Reddit app conveniently allows users to browse the platform without an account, providing an option for ‘anonymous browsing’ in the settings.

These same settings also allow users to add or remove accounts from the app as they wish. These processes are simple to do.

Step 1: Open the app

Firstly, open the Reddit app and press on your profile picture in the top-left. This opens up a side tab.


Step 2: Find your accounts

Next, press the downwards-facing arrow next to your username. This opens up a list of the accounts added on the app.


Step 3: Log out of the app

Finally, press the right-facing arrow next the account you wish to delete. This brings up the option to ‘log out’ of the account. Press ‘log out’ to remove the account from the app.


How to add an account on the Reddit app

Alternatively, you may wish to either add back an account you previously removed, or add another account to the app. The process for doing so is easy to accomplish.

Step 1

Firstly, press on your profile picture in the top-left. This opens up a side tab.


Step 2

Next, press on the downwards-facing arrow next to your username. This opens up the list of accounts added on the app.


Step 3

Press the ‘add account’ option. This brings up a list of options.


If you wish to register a new account, choose one of the three sign in options. Or, if you want to add an existing account, press the ‘log in’ option at the bottom.

Step 4

Finally, log into the account you wish to add to complete the process.


How to switch between your Reddit accounts

When you have multiple accounts on one app, you may need to switch between accounts whilst using the platform. You may wish to check your messages or forums for updates, or simply desire a change of pace.

Alternatively, you could have urgent business needs that require attending to. This would mean accessing certain accounts in a swift manner.

Luckily, Reddit makes this very simple and quick to do. You can access each account with ease, making it a feature users can utilise as frequently as they wish.

Step 1

First, press your profile picture in the top-left corner. This should open up a side tab. Press the downwards-facing arrow next to your username.


Step 2

A list of the accounts you’ve added to the app should pop up. To switch accounts, simply press on the account you wish to switch to.


In conclusion, deleting an account on the Reddit app is a very easy task. Likewise, adding an account is also easy to do.

This makes adding and removing accounts on the app a worry-free task as they’re simple to accomplish, and easily reversible if you were to change your mind.

This means users can add and remove accounts as frivolously as they wish.


There are no serious consequences if you delete a Reddit account and start a new one, other than an increase in app size when accounts are added. Although, the increase is fairly minimal so it’s usually not an issue.

There are no known limits to how many accounts you can add to the Reddit app either, so there’s no need to worry about limitations to this feature.

Furthermore, switching between these accounts is also a very simple task, which makes using the app all the more convenient.

As a result, you have no need to worry about requiring swift access to another account, for business purposes or otherwise.

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