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ChatGPT: How to delete your account

Last Updated on August 11, 2023
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If you’re looking to delete your ChatGPT account, we’ve got you covered right here.

ChatGPT, OpenAi’s artificial intelligence chatbot is taking the world by storm, but if you’ve found yourself not using it as much, or you’re using one of the many ChatGPT alternatives instead, you may want to delete your account completely.

The good news is that the process is very straightforward. Read on for our step-by-step guide.

How to Delete Your ChatGPT Account



Log In to Your Account

To delete your ChatGPT account, you need to log in to your account first. Go to the ChatGPT website and enter your username and password to access your account.



Go to your account settings

After logging in, click your profile picture in your screen’s top right corner. It will take you to your account settings.



Select “Delete Account”

In your account settings, you’ll see a section called “Delete Account.” Click on this section to proceed.



Confirm Deletion

After clicking “Delete Account,” you’ll have to confirm it, and you can do so by clicking “Yes” and proceeding.



Provide Feedback (Optional Step)

At this point, you can provide feedback on why you’re deleting your account. This is optional, but it can help ChatGPT improve its services in the future.



Delete the Account

After confirming your account deletion, it will be permanently deleted. You will no longer be able to access any of your data on ChatGPT, and all your information will be removed from their servers.


Can I Reactivate My ChatGPT Account After Deletion?

No, you can’t reactivate it after deletion. Your data and information will be permanently deleted from their servers, and you will need to create another account if you want to use ChatGPT in the future.

Will Deleting My Account Remove All of My Data From ChatGPT’s Servers?

Yes, deleting your account will remove all your data and information from ChatGPT’s servers. However, remember that ChatGPT may retain some of your data for a certain period, as outlined in their privacy policy.

How Long Does Account Deletion Take?

After confirming the account deletion will be permanent and immediate. Nevertheless, OpenAI might take time to remove your data from ChatGPT’s servers. In some cases, it may take up to 30 days.


Deleting your ChatGPT account is a straightforward process that only takes a few steps. By following these steps, you can ensure that your data is no longer there on ChatGPT’s servers and that your account is inactive. Remember that you cannot recover your data or information once you delete your account.

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