Reddit is an online forum where people put their ideas, problems, and solutions. Like any discussion board, Reddit allows its users to comment on posts as and when they feel like it.
For reasons only known to you, you may want to delete a comment you made on someone’s post or you may want to delete a comment made on your post.
Like many other users, you have been wondering how to go about it. Do not worry, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will learn how to delete comments on Reddit.
How To Delete Comments On Reddit
To delete a comment on Reddit, you can choose to do so individually or collectively. Those are the two ways to delete comments on your Reddit account.
The first method although does not require the use of any third-party services, unlike the second one
If your comment on Reddit was deleted successfully, then the message “Comment deleted by user” will be displayed.
Although the comment is no longer visible to any user, if there are replies under the comments, those replies will be visible and can still be read.
Here are the ways to delete Reddit comments individually using Reddit.com (the latest version of Reddit)
Step 1: Open Reddit.com
Go to https://reddit.com and log in to your account. On the homepage, click on the Profile icon which is located at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Step 2: Click Profile
Click on Profile and select Comments. This option will display a list of all the comments you have ever made.
Step 3: Delete Comments
Browse through the list and locate the comment you want to delete. Select the “…” [three dots] icon beneath it and click on delete.
Wait for the confirmation message to appear. Repeat these steps if you wish to delete other comments
Using The Reddit app
If you’re using an Android or iOS device, here’s how you can delete comments.
Step 1: Open Discord
Open the Reddit app on your device and log in, if you have, select your avatar which is located at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Then tap on My profile.
Step 2: Tap Comments
Choose Comments and a list of all the comments you have made will be displayed.
Find the comment you want to delete. This will take you to the original post where the comment was made.
Step 3: Delete Comments
At the bottom of the comment, select the three horizontal dots icon and choose Delete.
Wait for a confirmation message to be displayed and Repeat the steps for other comments you wish to delete
How To Collective Delete All Your Reddit Comments
Reddit does not allow its users to delete all their comments at once.
You would have to delete them one by one and you can already see how tedious this process is if you are a very active user who comments a lot.
Deleting your account will automatically delete all your data, including your comments but this is a very extreme thing to do.
Fortunately, there is a way to delete all your comments and still keep your account. Google Chrome offers an extension called Nuke Reddit History which deletes your comment history.
Before installing this extension, you first have to install another extension known as Reddit Enhancement Suite(RES)
Step 1: Open Chrome
Open Google Chrome on your computer and Install the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) extension.
Step 2: Install Nuke Reddit extension
After the Installation RES extension, install the Nuke Reddit History extension. Add both extensions to Chrome.
Step 2: Delete All Comments
Log in to your Reddit account and click on the extensions in the Chrome toolbar and select Overwrite & Delete All My Comments.
Using the Google Chrome extensions to collectively delete all your comments works exclusively on computers, and only with the Google Chrome web browser.
You should be mindful of the fact that once a comment is deleted, it can not be restored so make sure you want to delete it.
Contact the Reddit support staff if you are unable to delete your comment after trying all the steps above.
FAQs on How To Delete Comments On Reddit
No, once a post or comment is deleted on Reddit, it is lost forever so instead of deleting the post or comment, try editing them first.
Yes, although a post may have been deleted, you can still comment under it. The contents of the post and the user who made the post will not be displayed but the title of the post will.