Reddit has had its fair share of controversies and security issues over the years. For example, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman abused his power to access and edit any part of the site and inserted code that would alter user posts.
Additionally, various Reddit issues have come to light over the years, including at least one celebrity nude photo hack, numerous cases of rogue content moderators, and the removal of an employee who claimed they had been asked. to provide data to a government authority. of Reddit users.
In 2019, Reddit “quietly” re-enabled tracking for its users, and the data it collected was shared with third parties. Few Reddit users are aware of or interested in these kinds of details, but between taking a principled stance against questionable corporate practices and simply deleting an account that you are not using and do not need, there are many reasons why you may want to disable your Reddit account.
Things to consider before deleting your Reddit account
Reddit does not allow the temporary closure of its users’ accounts. Once a user deletes their Reddit account, it is gone forever. However, users should bear in mind that this does not automatically erase any trace of the existence of said account from the web. All comments from a deleted account are still visible, and the author of the comments is shown as [deleted] unless the account owner removes the comments first.
No user can create an account with the same name as another user, whether we are talking about a current user or an account whose account has already been deleted.
Disadvantageously, there is currently no automated feature to easily download all of a user’s Reddit data.
How to delete your Reddit account
- Log into your Reddit account.
- Click on the user icon and choose “User Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Deactivate Account” option.
- Please enter your login details once more. You will also be given the option to give your opinion on why you are deleting your Reddit account.
- Please check the box to accept that you understand that deactivated accounts cannot be reset.
- Select “Disable”.
- Your Reddit account is now deleted.
I hope it will work.
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