How do I cancel my paid subscription on Substack?

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

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

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

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3. Scroll to the Account actions section and click on the link next to "To cancel your paid 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. If you're on a 7-day trial, the trial will end as soon as you cancel the subscription.

Note: Your paid subscriber benefits will continue until the end of the time period you've paid for. Once your paid subscription ends, you'll 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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