Sometimes, we feel the need to delete an account on a site. This can be for many reasons... we don't like the site, we don't use the site anymore, or for any other reason. But often, it can be a pain finding out how to delete the account, because the site owners do not always make it easy to find the link for account deletion.
In this article, three sites are being shared which provide information and links for deleting accounts from various popular sites, like Facebook, Hotmail, Twitter, Google, etc, so that we do not have to hunt around for them anymore.
This site has a huge list of sites, listed all on the homepage as one big list.
You can search for a site quickly from the search box.
Alphabetical list can be seen by clicking on A-Z link.
The sites are marked in four categories and also color coded as, Easy, marked in green, in which the process for account deletion is simple. Medium, marked in yellow, in which some extra steps are involved. Hard, marked in red, in which deletion requires contacting customer services of the site. And finally, Impossible, marked in black, in which as the name suggests, deletion of the account is not possible.
List of sites in these individual categories can be seen by clicking on the Difficulty link.
The site also provides a Chrome extension, which when installed, will add a small dot to the omnibar, clicking on which will take you to the relevant delete page.
This site also contains information from a huge number of sites.
Search box is provided for quick search of a site.
Alphabetical list of sites is also provided, which can be accessed by clicking on "ALL SITES".
The sites are marked in three categories, namely, whitelisted, blacklisted, and greylisted sites, colorcoded in their respective colors.
The whitelisted sites are the ones which allow you to delete your account from their site, without much trouble.
The blacklisted sites are the ones which do not allow you to delete your account. Means, once you open an account there, you can't delete it.
The greylisted sites are the ones, in which some amount of effort is required to delete the account, like sending requests in mails.
You can also suggest a site to them, to include in their list.
The site also provides a bookmarklet to check a site.
Although it does not have a list as huge as the first site, but still, it provides useful information about account deletion on popular sites.
Sites can be searched from the search box provided, or, can also be searched from the links provided alphabetically, letter-wise. The whole list can be simply seen by clicking on link marked "(all)".
Wherever possible, they also provide information on how to retrieve your account back after deletion, in case you change your mind.
I hope you find this information useful, and will help in finding information about deleting an account from a site quickly and easily, and will also help in preserving your privacy and content on various sites, from where you want your account to be deleted.
If you know of such similar sites, please share, and they will be included here.
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