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How to delete your Tumblr account

Only ten years ago Tumblr was one of the most popular social media platforms. Now, things have changed. Content controversies, data breaches, and new rivals have slowly killed it. It’s time to say goodbye and delete your Tumblr account.

Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez

Jun 09, 2021 · 3 min read

How to delete your Tumblr account

Why get rid of Tumblr?

Tumblr can be great fun, but its popularity has decreased sharply in recent years. Here’s a few reasons why people choose to leave the platform:

  • Some users don’t trust Tumblr to protect their data. In 2016, it was discovered hackers stole the emails and passwords of more than 65 million users.
  • New social media sites are more entertaining.
  • There have been many reports of inappropriate content on the platform.
  • Constant scrolling affects your well-being and some users decide to quit using social media entirely. The “How to erase yourself from the internet” query is growing in popularity on search engines.
  • If you care about your privacy, you might be looking for more advanced communication tools that can encrypt your online data.

How to delete Tumblr account

  1. Go to your Account and select Settings.
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click the Delete account button at the bottom.
  4. Delete account
  5. Type in your email address and password and click Delete everything.
  6. Delete everything

If you want to delete your account, you have to perform this in a browser. The app doesn’t support this option and only allows users to delete secondary or group blogs.

How to delete a Tumblr blog on desktop

  1. Go to your Account and select Settings.
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select your blog in the right menu.
  4. Select your blog
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Delete “Your blog name”.
  6. Select Delete your blog name
  7. Type in your email address and password and click Delete.
  8. Click delete

How to delete a Tumblr blog on mobile app

  1. Tap the Account icon.
  2. Tap Account icon
  3. Select your blog in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Settings
  6. Select Delete this Tumblr.
  7. Delete this Tumblr
  8. Type your password and tap Delete.
  9. Delete

What happens when you delete a Tumblr account?

Deleting your Tumblr account will remove any primary and secondary blogs you have created. While some social media sites allow you to recover your account after deleting, it’s not the case with Tumblr.

After you delete your account, you won’t be able to restore it. So think carefully before proceeding and make sure that you understand the consequences.

However, if you only delete a secondary blog, it doesn’t affect your account or primary blog.

How do I know if my Tumblr is deleted?

If you close your Tumblr account, you won’t be able to access your blog using its URL. This means that it’s gone forever. When you visit Tumblr and type your credentials, you won’t be able to login.

Does Tumblr delete inactive blogs? If you haven’t logged into your account for more than a year, the service will send you a reminder that your username is going to expire. After a certain period, your username will be released for other people to use. However, this doesn't mean that your account will be deleted.

Does deleting your Tumblr account delete messages?

When you delete your Tumblr account, your blogs, messages, and all activities are removed permanently. You won’t be able to login into your account, find your blog using your URL, or view your messages.