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How To Delete a Discord Account

Posted by Joseph on August 18, 2019

There’s no shortage of ways to message your friends online, but if you ever play games, Discord is far and away the best option for you. Though the chat app has become one of the most important messaging apps both in and out of gaming, it actually began as a failed online multiplayer game designed for iOS. Fates Forever was a MOBA designed specifically for mobile devices, and while the game received positive reviews from critics, it left no impact on the mobile market at large. However, the failure of the game—and the need to properly communicate while playing Fates—left developer Jason Citron and his team with an idea: a VoIP application designed specifically for gamers.

Thus, Discord was born, an application focused on allowing your PC or mobile device to focus most of its resources towards your actual games, rather than the chat application you have running in the background. Unlike Fates Forever, Discord has been a massive success. The app boasts more than 250 million registered users as of July 2019, an absolutely astonishing number considering the app is only a few years old, and it seems to show no sign of slowing.

Of course, Discord isn’t perfect. The app occasionally goes down, there are issues with abuse in chat, and the app has played home to white supremacists and even Neo-Nazis in the past. Whether you just want to move to a different chat app, or you want to delete your account to make a point, it’s worth taking a look into how to delete your Discord account, and the difference between disabling and deleting your account.

How to Disable Your Discord Account

Discord allows you to both delete and disable your account, similar to social networks like Facebook. While deleting does everything you’d assume it would, disabling

If you’d rather not remove your account entirely and prefer to just step away on a long hiatus with the potential to return, disabling your Discord account is the better choice. This option will save you a bit of time later once you return and you won’t have to jump through hoops to get it back. 

So to begin:

  1. You’ll want to have the Discord app pulled up on your screen.
  2. Once you’ve logged in, head over to your User Settings (The Cog icon) and while there, click on the “My Account” tab.

  3. From here, choose to edit your account.
  4. At the bottom of the window, you’ll see the option to Disable Account, coincidentally located to the right of Delete Account. Click it to disable your account.

Disabling Your Account on Mobile

Disabling your account for both iOS and Android is not as easy as it is on a desktop. Currently, there is no way to disable or delete your account from a mobile device. When you attempt to select one of the options, which you can get to by:

  1. Opening up the Discord app on your phone or mobile device.
  2. Once logged in, open your servers list by tapping on the triple white lines in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. From here, tap on the Cog icon next to your account name which will open up User Settings.
  4. Tap on Account and from this screen, tap on the triple white dots in the top-right corner.
  5. You will have the option to Disable Account or Delete Account. However, once you select either, you will be taken to a support page describing ways to go about making that happen, similar to what you’re already reading here.

In order to disable or delete an account from mobile, you’ll need to put in a request with support. This is currently the only way for mobile users to get it done. You can also do this via Twitter as was posted by Discords Official Twitter account:

How to Permanently Delete Your Discord Account

Decided to take the full plunge and cut ties with Discord completely? Not a problem. It’s pretty much the same procedure as disabling your account with a different ending. As said previously, for those on mobile, you’ll need to contact support to have your account deleted. If you’re doing this from a desktop application, keep reading.

I’ll go over it again:

  1. You’ll want to have the Discord app pulled up on your screen.
  2. Once you’ve logged in, head over to your User Settings (The Cog icon) and while there, click on the “My Account” tab.
  3. From here, choose to edit your account. At the bottom of the window, you’ll see the option to Delete Account. Click it to make your account disappear for good.

You’ll likely be prompted to enter your password, and if you set it up, your 2FA code as well before completing the process. Oh, and by the way, for the deletion to work, you will actually have to do a few things prior. If you happen to be the owner of a server (or multiple) you’ll need to either transfer ownership off to a trusted source or delete the server.

In order to transfer ownership:

  1. While in the Discord app, click on the server name and open up the Server Settings.
  2. On the left side menu, underneath “User Management” find and click on the Members.

  3. Here you’ll make the big decision on who gets the keys to the kingdom. Once you’ve decided who to put in charge, hover over the user’s name and click on the three vertical white dots.
  4. From the dialog menu, click on Transfer Ownership.

Once the transfer is complete, you will then become just a regular member of the server depending on the role provided. Your access retained within the server is limited to the permissions tied to that role.

If your server has no one trustworthy to hand it off to or you don’t really care one way or the other, you might as well just delete it. To delete a server:

  1. Head to your Server Settings.
  2. Again, on the left side menu, scroll down only this time go passed “User Management” and instead directly to Delete Server.

Just click on Delete Server and confirm the deletion by entering your account password in order to completely erase the server from existence. If you happened to enable two-factor authorization on your account, just like for an account deletion, you will be required to enter in the code provided prior to server deletion. You’ll then be prompted to press the Delete Server button one last time before it’s all said and done.

If you’ve managed to complete all prerequisites and have gone through the steps for deleting your account, congratulations, your Discord account has now been scheduled for deletion.

One thought on “How To Delete a Discord Account”

vIrUsnIper says:
i was chilling in my own discord and my account got disabled without anu reason i hope you unban my account to contact my friends as soon as possible
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