Discord addiction can pose challenges when you decide to take a break from social media or perhaps quit gaming altogether. In such situations, deleting your Discord account may be a sensible choice.
Make sure this action you take on the Discord account is a permanent action that also erases all associated account data. If you ever want to return to Discord, you’ll need to create a new account.
Instead of deleting your account, consider disabling it if you plan to return to the platform after a break.
How to Delete Your Discord Account on Desktop:
If you use Discord on your desktop, follow these steps to delete your account.
- Open the Discord app on your PC.
- Click the Settings icon at the bottom left.
- Open Discord Account Settings.
- Click the My Account tab on the left sidebar settings and scroll down to the Account Removal section.
- Click the Delete Account button.
- Enter your password when prompted.
- Select Delete account.
How to Delete Your Discord Account on iPhone or Android Deleting your Discord account on iPhone or Android follows similar steps to the desktop app.
- Open the Discord app.
- Go to User Settings or tap the Settings icon.
- Choose the account option.
- Scroll down and select Delete Account.
- When a pop-up menu asks if you are sure you want to delete the account, tap Delete.
How to Disable a Discord Account and What It Means If you don’t want to permanently delete your Discord account, you can temporarily disable it. This allows you to reactivate your account whenever you want without losing any associated data.
When you temporarily deactivate your Discord account, you won’t receive notifications, but none of your account data, including chats and conversations, will be removed.
It’s important to note that Discord retains disabled accounts for two years. After that, it may delete the account due to inactivity. If you plan to take a break that could last for over two years, log in once to ensure your account is not deleted.
Before disabling your account, delete the Discord servers you own or transfer their ownership to someone else.
To disable your Discord account:
- Log in to your Discord account and choose User Settings (cog icon).
- Go to the My Account tab.
- Click on Disable Account under Account Removal and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
The steps are the same for Discord’s iPhone and Android apps.
To restore your account, simply log back into the service using your credentials and follow the on-screen instructions.
Choosing between deleting and disabling your Discord account:
Discord is an excellent platform to connect with like-minded users who share your passion for gaming or other topics. However, if you feel that Discord is becoming a bit overwhelming, consider disabling or deleting your account.
We recommend disabling your Discord account, as you can easily reactivate it later. Deleting it is a permanent decision, and you cannot recover the account. If you’re done with Discord for other reasons, explore some alternative platforms worth considering.
Q: How long does it take for a Discord account to be deleted?
It may take up to 14 days for a Discord account to be deleted, and you’ll receive an email confirmation.
Q: What happens when you delete a Discord account?
When you delete a Discord account, all your data is lost, including chats and messages. If you’ve joined any servers, you’ll be removed from them. Your username will also change and appear as “Deleted User.”