How to Delete Your Tumblr Account Permanently

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Tumblr is a blogging and social networking that hosts over 475 million blogs and boasts 400 million monthly visitors. Users of Tumblr can post text, images, and other content to their blogs. Users can also ‘reblog’ content they enjoy, follow other users’ blogs, and make their blogs private. But if you have enough of it, it’s probably best to delete Tumblr.

Learn how to delete Tumblr for when you no longer want your account and its content online.

How to Delete a Secondary Tumblr Blog

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There are two types of blogs you can create on a Tumblr account: Primary and Secondary blogs.

The primary blog is where you post content and follow other blogs. A secondary blog is a connected blog that you can use to create a private membership group that restricts the people you share your content with.

You can delete your secondary blog, even if you want your primary blog to maintain online. Here’s how to go about it.

Using the Smartphone App

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon which is the person-shaped icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Choose the blog(s) you want to delete.
  • For the Android app, click on ‘settings’ (the gear icon), then select ‘Delete this Tumblr’.
  • Then for the iOS app, all you have to do is swipe left on the blog and choose ‘Delete’.

Using the Web Version

  • Log in to your Tumblr account on the online website and click on ‘Settings’.
  • Choose the blog you want to delete.
  • Click on ‘Delete Blog’ which will appear at the bottom of the screen.

If you’re not satisfied with this and you want to be off Tumblr permanently, then this next section is for you.

How to Delete Your Primary Tumblr Account

Deleting your primary account deletes all the blogs you own and releases the URLs so they can be used by others. This action also removes you from the groups you have joined and clears any accumulated Tumblr credit. Moreover, your email address will be removed from Tumblr’s log so it can be used to start a new account.

The Android or iOS app cannot be used to delete your Tumblr account. You can only do it on the web browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • If you have signed up for the two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter the code sent to your mobile device.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon and choose ‘Settings’.
  • At the bottom of the page, you’ll see ‘Delete Account’ tab in the color red. Click on it.
  • Then, you’ll be taken to a page asking if you are sure. You have to confirm your decision by entering your email address and password.
  • Finally, Click ‘Delete Everything’.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully deleted your Tumblr account.

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