How do I cancel my paid subscription?

If you'd like to cancel a paid subscription to a publication, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to your Substack Settings page at this link:

2. Under Subscriptions, click on the paid publication you want to cancel your subscription to.


3. Scroll to the link that says "To cancel your subscription, click here".

4. On the next page, select "Cancel Subscription".


Once you cancel your subscription, it will terminate at the end of the billing period and you will not be charged again. 

Note: By default, you'll now become a free subscriber. To completely unsubscribe, turn off notifications for that publication by following these steps.

Can I pause my paid subscription instead?

Yes! If you'd like to pause your subscription, click "Pause Subscription" and select from the drop-down box how many months you'd like charges to be stopped for.


Your subscription to the publication will be paused immediately. We'll display a date when your subscription will resume as well as send you a reminder email three days before your subscription will be unpaused.

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