How To Delete Your Quora Account

How to Delete a Quora Account and What Happens When You Do

Quora is a great platform allowing you to help and get help by becoming part of the community. But what if you want to delete your Quora account for whatever reason?

Before you do that, note that this action is final: You won’t be able to reinstate your Quora account once you delete it. If you are sure you want, to proceed, find the easy-to-follow steps below.

For you to easily navigate this tutorial:

To Delete Your Quora Account:

  • Log into your Quora account you want to delete
  • Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner to open your settings menu
  • Select and click “Settings”
  • Click “Privacy” to the left and scroll down
  • Click “Delete account”
  • Enter your Quora account password to confirm
    • If you signed up for Quora using Facebook or Google, please create an account password here.

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Deleting quora account in two easy steps

To Delete Your Quora Account from Within a Mobile App

  • Open Quora app on your phone (iPhone or any Android device) or tablet
  • Tap on your profile picture to the left to open the options pane
  • Now tap “Settings” menu at the bottom of the screen
  • Tap “Privacy”
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the page and tap “Delete Account”
  • Enter your Quora password and confirm
To Delete Your Quora Account from Within a Mobile App
Here’s how to delete your Quora account using your mobile app

What Happens If I Delete My Quora Account?

Once you confirm the deleting, you won’t be able to bring it back. All your Quora answers, blogs, messages, connections, comments and votes will be gone for good. By deleting your account, you’ll erase all your Quora content, excluding your questions.

Questions you asked on Quora will remain on the site but they will not be associated with your name.

Once you confirm you want to permanently delete your account, you’ll have 2 weeks (14 days) to cancel the deletion request. After 2 weeks there will be no way back.

Furthermore, you will be logged out of Quora and you’ll be able to create a new account using the same email address or Facebook account. This new account will be empty (In case you want to start from scratch).

Alternatives to Deleting Your Account

As I said above, deleting your account on Quora is final. Once the 2-week period is passed, it can be undone. You will not be able to restore it if you happen to change your mind. I don’t know why you would want to cancel your account, so I won’t try to change your mind but just keep in mind that there are other options:

  • Deactivate your Quora account: This will act the same way as deleting it (your answers and comments will disappear) but there will be option to restore your account by activating it again. To deactivate your Quora account, proceed to your Privacy settings by following the instructions above and click “Deactivate Account”. Deactivation is a softer version of account removal which you can reverse.
  • Hide your name from Search engine: If you are concerned about your answers showing up in Google, you can ask Quora to hide your name and answers from Google by unchecking “Allow search engines to index your name” check box inside your Quora privacy settings. Once you uncheck it, give it some time: Google needs some time to recrawl Quora and your content to “see” that you prefer to keep your name hidden.
    • In case you were wondering how this works, Quora adds “noindex” meta tag to your profile page preventing Google (and other search engines) from showing your page in Google. Again, this option does NOT make your answers private or anonymous. It only hides your name from Google.

Apart from deactivating your account and hiding it from search engines, there’s no way to mass-change your answers and comments to hide your name or make them anonymous, unfortunately.

In closing, Quora has made a great progress when it comes giving its users the power to control their data and content. When it started, there was no option to delete your account whatsoever. You had to use some email to request deleting. It’s nice that they are constantly improving the platform making it more usable and safe.

Takeaways: Deleting Your Quora Account

  • Deleting your Quora account is NOT reversible, you may sleep on this idea or start by deactivating it first before you are sure you want to remove your content forever
  • You can delete your Quora account by going Settings -> Privacy, clicking “Delete Account” and entering your password

If you need more help with Quora, please post your questions in the comments and we will find the answers for you!

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21 responses to “How to Delete a Quora Account and What Happens When You Do”

  1. Janie Lanning Avatar
    Janie Lanning

    Who or what is Quora? Who is it controlled by? Is it connected with YouTube?

    1. seosmarty Avatar

      Hi Janie, as far as I know, it is an independent platform not affiliated to Youtube. Its owner is Quora Inc.

    2. John Faulkner Avatar
      John Faulkner

      Quora is a pain in the ar*se that I didn’t ask for or load and which I can’t get rid of either! I don’t have an app or a password so can’t remove the blighter! This is just the sort of app which should be banned along with clickbait and other rubbish practises.

    3. Terrie Mantei Avatar
      Terrie Mantei

      I do not want anything else sent to with out my permission.

  2. Dona VerBurg Avatar
    Dona VerBurg

    I never requested a quora account or have a login. This just appeared in my email and I want it removed! I cannot locate the app and never created a logon or password yet I get daily emails. Please tell me how to get rid of it!

    1. Stas Profy Avatar
      Stas Profy

      Hi Anna, using your email address you can request a new password to login and delete your account

      1. Christopher John Wren Avatar
        Christopher John Wren

        I keep requesting a password from Quora but it never sends anything!

  3. Christine Avatar

    I don’t want Quora sending me stupid message every day and I can not stop the website!

  4. Jennifer Francis Avatar
    Jennifer Francis

    This is not good enough. I tried to delete the account following the instructions. Then it asks for a password. I have no password to enter as I did not request Quora or set up an account.
    I just started receiving emails, day after day after day. How do I get this account deleted?

    1. Stan Avatar

      Have you tried requesting a new password? Since you were able to access your account to delete it, you should be able to request a new password

  5. Sharynne Avatar

    I want to delete Quora. I do not remember my password. It said I could reset so I did that .
    Then it said if I just deactivate it is restorable but it is not allowing me to deactivate or cancel even with the new password. Now I really want this gone. Not happy with this that takes control.

    1. Stan Avatar

      What do you see when logging in? is it possible that you had your Quora registered at a different email address?

  6. a Avatar

    ask quora to delete my account permanently.

  7. Nicole Taggart Avatar

    I also cannot delete it.

  8. Cheryl Leeds Avatar
    Cheryl Leeds

    I want to be unsubscribed from Quora asap!
    I never got an ap & don’t want it! I do not have an account & do not want one. They started sending me emails without any of this & it is unbelievable I can’t just unsubscribe.

  9. Gail Ann Varchula Avatar
    Gail Ann Varchula

    I never subscribed to Quora IT just started on my Gmail everyday & won’t stop. I tried to delete it & I don’t understand how to delete it. I don’t want it IT upsets me. I have Depression. & anxiety & panic attacks & PTSD. I AM on med. From Dr. .MY cond. Is getting worse from Quora. I can’t take the animal abuse & Abandonments etc etc. Please STOP QUORA DELETE..

  10. Russ Rafter Avatar
    Russ Rafter

    I am another who is plagued on a daily basis by Quora. I never requested it, nor did I sign up to it. It is an invasion of my privacy and I want it GONE NOW.

  11. Lois Grissom Avatar
    Lois Grissom

    I never signed up for quota either. So how do I have it? Would like to understand how that happens. ?

  12. Fox Avatar

    Their moderators are dumb as rocks

  13. Len Bartz Avatar
    Len Bartz

    The article states that you cannot get you account back if you delete it. In fact the opposite is the problem. I’ve deleted my Quora account over a dozen times and it always comes back like the un-dead monster it is.

    If I accidentally click on a result from a Google Search which leads to Quora, my Chrome browser will cheerfully serve up my email address and, “Log me in.” (Even when I’ve removed Quora from my memorized password lists.) I will then get a notification and email that, “Your Quora account has been reactivated, because you recently logged in.” Then I’ll start getting flooded with notifications in my email account and my phone, until I delete the account again.

    BUT, before I can delete the account I have to enter my password. Since I don’t HAVE a password, I have to, “reset,” the password, log in using the NEW password, and ask to delete the account from Quora’s, Setting’s page. The website will then tell me that my, “request has been processed,” at which point it will redirect me to Quora’s home page, where (if I’m not fast enough closing the window) it will log me BACK IN, and sends me a notification that, “Your Quora account has been reactivated, because you recently logged in.”

    Rinse, repeat, ad infinitum.

    If someone figures out where the Quora offices are and decides to burn them to the ground, please post footage to YouTube. I would gladly pay to watch.

  14. Christopher neyman Avatar
    Christopher neyman

    Me too where did this piece of crap app come from and how come it requires me to go through steps to delete something I never downloaded! Seems to be a F. C. C. Failure.

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