If you have made up your mind to get rid of your Discord account for whatever reason and now wish to get done with it. In this guide, you’ll know how to delete your Discord account (Temporarily or Permanently) through your PC or Phone.
Delete Discord account through PC
Before we begin, it is important to note that you can also uninstall discord from your PC or mobile if you do not wish to be bombarded with notifications every day or need to take a break from the application. Uninstalling discord will not affect the status of your account and you can always re-install whenever you wish to.
However, if you have made up your mind that you are done with discord, you can delete your account temporarily or permanently. Disabling your account (temporary deletion) allows you to log in anytime and get your account back in the future and saves all of your messages while you are away.
Now, if you want to permanently delete your discord account then first you have to transfer the ownership of any server you are the administrator of. Below are the steps to transfer ownership:
Step1. Open the server whose ownership is to be transferred. Right-click on it and select Server Settings.
Step2. Go to Members in the left-hand list of options that will come after you open the server settings. You will now see a list of all the members in your server, hover over to the member that you wish to transfer the ownership to, click on the 3 dots,s, and select the transfer ownership option.
You have now successfully transferred the ownership of the server and are clear to proceed with the deletion of your account.
Steps to delete your Discord account:
Step 1. Open discord and go to user settings.
Step 2. Click on My Account from the left-hand list of options.
Step 3. Scroll down to the Account Removal section and click on delete account.
This will permanently delete your account but if you are having second thoughts then you can always temporarily disable it by selecting Disable Account and log in anytime later in the future and retrieve the account in the same condition as you left it in.
Before deleting your account discord will check if you need to transfer the ownership of any server and in case you have not yet done that you will have to transfer the ownership. Then proceed to delete your account permanently or temporarily.
There is another way to delete your account by submitting a request to the discord team.
How to delete discord account on your phone
The to delete discord account on phone is similar to that on the PC the steps are
Step 1. Open Discord and go to the User Settings.
Step 2. Click on the My Account option.
Step 3. Scroll down and find the Account Removal section and Click one of the two options that you wish to go forward with, i.e temporarily or permanently deleting your discord account.
Like on a PC you will again be asked to transfer the ownership of any server that you are currently administrating. After you have done that you can proceed with the deletion.
How to transfer ownership of discord server on the phone:
Step 1. Go to the server whose ownership you wish to transfer and open its settings.
Step 2. Scroll down and click on the Members option.
Step 3. Find the member to whom you wish to transfer the ownership and tap on their name.
Step 4. Scroll down and select the Transfer Ownership option.
These were the steps to delete your Discord account. It is very important to note that removing the discord application from your device does not alter the status of your account, if you wish to delete your account you have to go to the settings and then delete your account. Transfer of server ownership is also important, the only way to delete your account without having to transfer the ownership is to delete the server and then delete your account.
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How to permanently delete discord account?
In order to permanently delete your discord account, make sure that you are not the moderator of any server, and if in case you are a mod, you have to transfer the ownership of the server to any other member in the server. After you have done that, you can proceed to permanently delete your account from the user settings.
What happens if you delete Discord account?
After you delete your account, Discord changes your name to “deleted user” wherever you were earlier present. The messages you’ve sent remain, preserving the flow of both group conversations and direct private messages.
How long does it take to delete a Discord account 2021?
Deleting an account takes anywhere between 14-30 days to fully complete.
How do you tell if a Discord account is deleted?
When an account is deleted, the name of the account changes to something along the lines of “DeletedUser#####.
Do Discord accounts expire?
No, Discord does not delete inactive accounts, nor does it mark them in any way. There is a prune option in a server which lets you remove users from your server if they have not logged into discord in x days and do not have a role.