How do I delete my Substack account?

Need to delete your Substack account? We're sad to see you go but please follow the steps below:

For writers:

1. Log into your account on Substack's homepage under Login or directly at this link and head to your Settings page.

2. Scroll down to the Danger Zone.

3. If you’re an author of a publication with paid subscriptions, you'll need to turn off paid subscriptions and disconnect your Stripe account first. 

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4. Click on Delete (your publication name) to confirm that this is truly what you'd like to do.

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Note:Using this self-deletion option will not automatically issue any refunds. If you’d like to request a refund or need help disconnecting a Stripe account, please contact our Support team.

For readers:

1. Go to your Account Settings page: https://www.substack.com/account/settings.

2. Scroll down to "Delete your Substack account".

What will happen when I delete my account?

This self-deletion option will:

  • delete your account data and anonymize any user metrics per GDPR/CCPA
  • delete any free publication of which you're an author 
  • cancel any existing subscriptions  

Please read our privacy policy for more information on how we use, retain, and delete your data. 

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