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How Long Does It Take To Delete A Discord Account?

Discord is great for communicating and engaging with different people; however, there may come a time when you no longer want your account. But how do you delete your account and how long does it take? I cover that and more down below.

How Long Does It Take To Delete A Discord Account?

It takes 14-days to delete a Discord account after you push the final delete button. This waiting period is included because Discord must go in on their end of the platform to remove anything related to your account. 

Why Does It Take So Long For Your Discord Account To Be Deleted?

It takes so long for your Discord account to be officially deleted because there’s a 14-day turn-around while the deletion is pending. This means that once you hit “Delete Account” for the last time, it may take up to 14-days before the account is actually deleted by Discord.

Is There A Way To Delete Your Discord Account Immediately?

You can delete your Discord account at any time, but the change won’t be reflected immediately. It may take up to two weeks before Discord officially removes all traces of your account. You can try contacting Discord directly for more urgent assistance, but you may still incur a waiting period. 

How To Tell If A Discord Account Has Been Deleted?

You can tell if a Discord account has been deleted by going into Discord and searching for your user name. If it does not appear it may have been deleted. Also, if you try to log in with a deleted account, you’ll receive a message telling you that the account is now scheduled for deletion.

All of your comments will still be visible to other users, but your username will be labeled as “Deleted User.”

If you want your messages deleted, you must delete them before deleting your account. After the deletion takes place, your picture will no longer be visible. In its place will be the words “Deleted User”.

Here’s a video that goes through a step-by-step process for deletion and everything to do with your account:

If you attempt to log on and are prompted with the deletion message, it’s only a matter of time, 14-days to be precise, before the account will be officially and permanently deleted.

How To Delete Your Discord Account

Here are the steps to delete your Discord account:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Click on User Settings (Look for the gear icon in the bottom left corner).
  3. Click on “My Account”.
  4. Now click “Delete Account” – A prompt will ask for your password.
  5. Enter your password.
  6. Hit Delete Account one more time.
  7. Your account will now be in the process of being deleted.

Here are some screenshots to help you:

Open Discord. Click on User Settings (Look for the gear icon in the bottom left corner).

Gear Icon

Click on “My Account”. Now click Delete Account – A prompt will ask for your password.

My Account > Delete Account

Enter your password. Hit Delete Account one more time. Your account will now be in the process of being deleted.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you own any servers on Discord you will have to delete the servers or transfer ownership of the servers to another user before you can delete your account.

You won’t be able to delete your account until you do this.

Keep in mind, while it’s within your rights to out and out delete your servers, you might not want to do so if other people are using them.

Since Discord came into being to be a chat room for gamers, the whole idea is to use it for a connection with other people. 

You have to ask who might be using your servers for games or chatting. It would be a shame to delete a popular hang-out for a group. It could be like breaking up a friendship.

Even though you could just delete a server I think it is a better idea to give the server to another user so that way they can manage it.

This way the connections and friendships that were built on the server can still continue, even if you are no longer a part of the server. It’s just something to consider.

If you don’t own any servers then you don’t have to worry about anything and can go right into deleting your account.

If you are using Discord on mobile, this is how you would go about deleting your account.

How To Delete Your Discord Account On Mobile

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Tap on User Settings (Look for the profile icon in the bottom right corner).
  3. Tap on “My Account”.
  4. Now scroll down and tap “Delete Account” – A prompt will ask for your password.
  5. Enter your password.
  6. Hit Delete Account one more time.
  7. Your account will now be in the process of being deleted.

Here are some images that provide more detail:

Open Discord. Tap on User Settings (Look for the profile icon in the bottom right corner). Tap on “My Account”.

Profile Icon > My Account

Now scroll down and tap “Delete Account” – A prompt will ask for your password. Enter your password. Hit Delete Account one more time. Your account will now be in the process of being deleted.

Delete Account

Again, just like on PC, you will need to either delete any servers that you own or transfer the ownership to another user.

Now unfortunately there are circumstances, such as death, where family or friends of a user who has passed may want to delete a Discord account. Here is how you would do that.

How To Delete A Discord Account In The Event Of A Death

  1. Open Discord
  2. Submit a request
  3. Under reason, click Help and support
  4. Fill in the user’s email address
  5. Click on account Deletion for the type of question
  6. Enter “Account Deletion” in the subject line, or leave the box blank
  7. Type “User is deceased” in the description box
  8. Hit the submit button

When you are responsible for someone else’s account due to that user’s death, you must contact Discord to help. Although if you have possession of the password and the user’s name, you can go right ahead and follow the above directions.

Some people prepare for their deaths by leaving instructions on how to dispose of their online accounts. If they have left a list of passwords, it is a matter of following the instructions for each account.

If you don’t have the password or even the user name, you will need to contact Discord and explain the situation.

You can do this most easily by submitting a request. They will be able to get other users to transfer ownership. Then they will be able to delete the account.

You only need the user’s email address for Discord to identify the account unless the company asks for a copy of the death certificate. It’s within their rights to ask for proof. Once they receive it, Discord can delete the account.

In the end deleting a Discord account will take several days and so if you do plan on deleting your account make sure you are prepared to wait.

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