How to Delete a POF Account Permanently from the App
Plenty of Fish, or POF as it’s often referred to, is one of the most popular dating apps out there. It has over 100 million registered users, and close to four million active daily users.
The app encourages people to talk to each other, which is why messages on the app are free and unlimited. But that can lead to a message overload that would make the app difficult to navigate.
That could be enough of a reason to choose to delete the POF account permanently. But perhaps you found the person you’re looking for, you’re not single anymore and, therefore, don’t need the app. In this article, we’ll tell you how to delete your POF account using the mobile app.
Permanently Deleting POF Account via App
While it might easier for some users to do this using their computer, others might prefer using their phones or tablets. After all, they use their mobile devices to match with other POF users, so why not use it for this task as well?
Here’s the quickest way to permanently delete your POF account using the app:
- Launch the POF app on your phone or tablet.
- Tap on the chatbox icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Select the three vertical dots in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Select “Safety and help” from the drop-down menu.
- Switch to the FAQ section.
- Scroll down until you find the question, “How do I delete my Plenty of Fish Account?”
- Tap on the link provided.
At this point, the link will redirect you to the Plenty of Fish official website through the default browser on your device. Once there, you can delete your account.
What Do You Do Next?
The POF website will prompt you to sign into your account again. It will also ask you to provide information about why you’re deleting your account.
If you choose to, you can also answer questions about how many dates you’ve had through the app and if you’d recommend POF to your friends. These questions help the company to determine their success and failure rates.
Once you fill out this information, the final step is to tap the blue button that reads, “Delete my Plenty of Fish Account.”
Remember that once you do this, there’s no going back. Your entire profile, all the preferences, and even all the pictures you’ve uploaded will be deleted permanently.
Hiding Your POF Account
If you’re thinking of permanently deleting your POF account, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it, hiding it is an option to consider.
The company realizes that some users may feel like taking a break from the app but are hesitant to completely lose the account.
Hiding your POF profile makes you nearly invisible. You won’t be available in the “Meet Me” section anymore, and you won’t receive any matches or messages. But all the previous people you’ve matched with and communicated with will still be able to see your profile.
And if someone knows your username, they’ll still be able to find you in the search. If you still choose this route, this is how you’d hide your POF app:
- Launch the POF app on your mobile device.
- At the very bottom of the home screen, you’ll see the “Profile Visibility” section.
- Next to the “Hide My Profile” option, you can use a toggle switch to hide or unhide your POF profile.
Also, keep in mind that you can do all these steps using the POF web portal if it’s more convenient to do so.
Delete or Hide POF Account – It’s Up to You
If you’ve found true love on POF and have no more need for the app, you’d probably delete it. And if your overall experience with POF wasn’t that great, and you’d rather move on, then deleting it makes sense as well.
But if you haven’t met your match and just want to take a break, you might choose to hide your account temporarily rather than delete it completely.
Using the app on your mobile device to delete your account is quite similar to using the web portal, particularly because you’re quickly redirected to the mobile version of the browser to finish the steps. It still can all done in a few minutes.
Would you consider deleting your POF account permanently? Let us know in the comments section below.