Reddit is the best community for keeping up with trends, finding the info you never thought you needed, and sharing your opinions on a broad spectrum of topics. On the downside, it’s also the best place to get into flame wars over meaningless things and encounter many know-it-alls that can be quite annoying to interact with. Maybe you’ve been one of those people yourself or have said some things ages ago that you aren’t too proud of. Now you regret making those comments.
Whatever the case may be, there is a solution. The bad news, however, is that the solution might not be as simple as you think. Reddit doesn’t allow you to mass delete comments, so you’ll have to put in some work if you want to wipe the slate clean. You’ll find in the following some of the most common ways to delete your entire comment history on Reddit. Let’s start with the simplest one.
Using Nuke Reddit History
Nuke Reddit History is a Chrome extension that does exactly what the name suggests. In a few steps, everything you’ve ever said on Reddit can be removed forever.
Unlike many other Chrome extensions, this one doesn’t do much on its own. Before you install it, you have to install the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES). Unlike Nuke Reddit History, RES isn’t Chrome-specific, so you can install it on just about any commercial browser.
If you’re worried about having to mess with RES and get good at using it to remove your comments, don’t. All you have to do is install it, as it only serves to support the Nuke Reddit History extension. Simply download and install the extension and you’re good to go.
Once you’ve done this, go to the Chrome Web Store and search for Nuke Reddit History.
If you’ve installed RES correctly, all you have to do is install this extension. When you’re done, opt out of Redesign so that the extension can work properly.
To access your comments, navigate to https://www.reddit.com/user/me/comments. Below your Karma, you’ll now have a new ‘Delete all my comments’ button. Click on it to start the deletion process.
What’s going to happen here is that Nuke Reddit History will turn all your comments into scrambled strings of random characters and then delete them one by one. This multi-stage process requires the tab to be open until it’s complete, so make sure not to close it at any point during the removal process. You can still use Chrome without interruptions.
Depending on how many comments you have, as well as your computer and network speed, it can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours to delete your comment history.
If you’re thinking about deleting your account, you’ll have to delete the comments before you close the account. This is the only way to remove all traces of yourself on Reddit.
Use a Script
If you’re tech-savvy and love playing with scripts, there’s a great option for you. The first thing you need to do is install a user script manager, such as Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey, depending on the browser you’re using.
Once you’ve installed a user script manager, you can browse different scripts and install them on your browser. Websites such as the Greasy Fork have a wide variety of scripts, including ones that help you delete all your Reddit Comments.
After locating the proper script, all you have to do is install it and go to Reddit. The script should automatically delete your entire history.
Keep in mind that the history won’t be deleted from Reddit’s database, as there’s no way for you to do it yourself. Still, it will be removed from the platform such that the users won’t be able to see them anymore.
The Final Word
We’ve all said and wrote some things that we regret, and platforms like Reddit have a way of bringing to light this side of us. If this is the case with you, now you know what to do about it. The above options aren’t the be all and end all either.
There are more of them out there, but many of the advanced options rely quite heavily on coding, which may be more troublesome than it’s worth. All in all, it’s much easier to use extensions and scripts to wipe all the proof of your existence on Reddit. If you decide to give them a try, feel free to share your experiences in the comments section.