How to delete Social Media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Gmail

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This is a very broad topic as there are thousands of social media platforms you may be using, some of them you may never heard of. In this article “How to delete Social Media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Gmail.” we are going to give straight forward tricks to delete your online presence on a platform. We are going to cover Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and I will keep updating this article if you need help with some other platform. So let’s get started.

Delete Gmail Account

gmail getting into trashcan

First thing first, you can delete your Gmail account if you don’t need one. You may have made 10’s of gmail accounts for fun stuff and now you want to delete those accounts, here is the step by step procedure to do it.

1.) Sign in with the account you want to get deleted.

2.) click on Google Account Settings.

procedure to delete gmail account
how to delete social media accounts

3.) under account preference you will find “Delete your account or services.” tap on it.

procedure to delete gmail account
how to delete gmail account

4.) Tap on “delete products”.

4.) Select the account you want to delete

5.) Type in the password.

6.) Click next.

7.) Click on the dustbin icon next to the Gmail icon.

8.) You may be prompted to enter an alternate email that you use for the verification purpose.

9.) After entering the e-mail tap on “send verification email”

10.) you will receive an email from google, a link will be provided to delete the account

11.) again sign-in with email account you want to delete.

12.) Tap/click on the option “Yes i want to delete the Gmail account”.

13.) Tap on “Delete Gmail”, and then click done.

Delete Facebook Account Permanently

If you have thought of deleting your Facebook account you may be concerned about privacy or may be getting tired of the constant updates from your old school friends, or may be just you want to go anonymous. here i would like to take some time to talk about deactivating your account and permanently deleting your account.

Deactivating your account means you can reactivate your account if you want to, people on Facebook will not be able to find you, some information about you may still be available around like your messages, comments etc. Facebook keeps track of all the friends you have in case you decide to reactivate.

Deleting your account is a serious thing, if you delete your account you will not be able to recover it. Facebook still gives some grace time in case you change your mind, if you miss that time your account is gone is forever. While it will still take Facebook around 90 days to delete your data from their database.

In this article i will talk about permanently deleting your account, if you want to know how to deactivate your account comment below and i will update the article. So let’s get started with how to delete your Facebook account.

1.) Before deleting Facebook recommends you to download your data. so we will talk about it first.

2.) Click on the options icon once you login to the account you want to delete.

3.) Tap on “Settings” and them on “Your facebook information”.

4.) Tap “Download your information” and tap on “Create file” to confirm your download. It will be in the pending section of your downloads.

procedure to download your data from Facebook
procedure to download your data from Facebook

5.) You are done with downloading your data from the Facebook.

6.) To delete your account click on options icon present on the top right corner of the screen.

7.) Tap on “Settings” and then on “Your account information” and then finally on “Delete your account and information”

procedure to delete your account permanently
delete your Facebook account permanently

8.) finally enter you password and click on “Submit”

Delete Instagram account

Just like Facebook you have option to temporarily disable your account or permanently delete your account. here we will talk about how to temporarily disable your account and also how to permanently delete your Instagram account. So let’s dive in.

Temporarily disable your account.

1.) Login into your Instagram account using your username and password.

2.) Tap on the person icon on the top right corner of the screen and click on “Edit Profile”.

3.) Then click on “Temporarily disable my account”, present in the bottom right corner of the screen.

4.) Finally it may ask you why are you disabling your account, enter anything you want and then click on “Temporarily disable Account”.

Permanently delete your Instagram Account

This is a serious thing here, you may not be able to recover it if it gets deleted. you will not be able to login in with the same username or password. Think Twice before doing this. If you have already decided here are the steps to move forward.

1.) Login in to your Instagram account on the web, you cannot perform this on the app.

2.) go to “Delete your account” page.

3.) Select why are you deleting your account and then you will be prompted to enter your password.

procedure to delete your Instagram account permanently
delete your Instagram permanently

4.) then tap on “Permanently delete your account”. Congrats you are done with deleting your Instagram account.

Delete Snapchat account

So finally on the Snapchat account, below are the steps to permanently delete your account. Note that you cannot delete your account from the app.

procedure to delete your Snapchat account permanently
delete Snapchat account permanently

1.) Go to Snapchat website login with your username or password.

2.) Go to accounts and then on “Delete Account”.

3.) Select “Delete my account” present in the bottom of the page.

4.) Snapchat will give you 30 days time to change your mind, if you change your decision in that period you can get your account back, or else say bye forever.

So here we have discussed only some of the Social Media accounts that you may want to get deleted. If you have any other account you want to get rid do let me know i will update this article and get you rid out of it.

I hope you liked this article “How to delete Social Media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Gmail.” Do let me know what you think about it.

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