How to Delete a Tumblr Account

By Andrew Tennyson

Learn how to completely delete your Tumblr account and all associated blogs you currently run on the Tumblr network.

Use the settings section of Tumblr to delete your account. You can't delete your account using the Tumblr app for mobile devices. Deletion is only possible using the Tumblr website. When you delete your account, your primary Tumblr blog is deleted as well. Secondary blogs of which you are the only member are deleted too. Tumblr also removes you from any group blogs of which you are a member.

Deleting Your Account

Step 1

Log in to your Tumblr account and click the Account icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

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Tip

The Account icon is used to access a variety of Tumblr's account management screens. You can, for example, use it to view information about likes and followers and to access Tumblr's Help Center.

Step 2

Select Settings on the Account drop-down menu to open your account's settings screen.

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Step 3

Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings screen and click the Delete Account button to delete your Tumblr account.

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Tip

If two-factor authentication is enabled on your account, Tumblr prompts you to enter your security code before it confirms the deletion of the account.

Resetting Your Password

You must be able to log in to your Tumblr account in order to delete it. If you can’t remember your password in order to log in, take advantage of Tumblr’s password reset tool. Visit Tumblr’s Forgot Password page, enter the email address you used to sign up for Tumblr and then click the Reset Password button.

Log in to your email, open the message from Tumblr and follow the prompts to select a new password.

Tip

After you've reset the password, log in to your account and delete it as described above.

Deleting and Leaving Secondary Blogs

To delete a secondary blog without removing your account, click the Account icon in the top-right corner of any Tumblr page and select Settings. Click the blog you want to delete or leave or, if you’re using the Tumblr mobile app, swipe left on the blog’s name. Click or tap Delete Blog to delete the blog. You can only delete a secondary blog if you’re its only member. If there are other members, click or tap Leave Blog to leave it.

Tip

Another member is automatically prompted to take over the role of blog administrator when you leave you leave a secondary blog and you were its only administrator.

Consequences and Considerations

As soon as you delete your account, the Web address associated with your primary blog is released for others to claim.

You can sign up for Tumblr again using the same email address at any time, but you are not guaranteed to get the same blog URL. In the interim it may have been claimed by another Tumblr user.

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