How to delete your Spotify account and permanently erase your saved music

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How to delete your Spotify account and permanently erase your saved music
Open your account settings.Marissa Perino/Business Insider
  • To delete your Spotify account, you'll need to open the Spotify website in an internet browser.
  • You can't delete your Spotify account from the mobile app.
  • If you're subscribed to Spotify Premium, you'll need to cancel your subscription before you can delete.

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming apps around. But if you're tired of the app or want to start using a different service, you can delete your Spotify account in just a few minutes.

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Once you delete your Spotify account, you won't be able to use your current username for a new account in the future. You'll also lose access to your playlists, along with all the music saved to your Library.

To delete your Spotify account, you'll need to use an internet browser. The mobile app doesn't let you delete accounts.

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How to delete your Spotify account

Before deleting your account, make sure that you're not subscribed to Spotify Premium. If you are, cancel your subscription first — only "free" Spotify users are allowed to delete their accounts.

1. In any web browser, open the Spotify website and log into your account.

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2. Once you're logged in, head over to the Close Account page and click the green Close account button.

3. Go through the account deletion steps, clicking Continue and confirming that you understand what data you'll lose.

4. Spotify will send you an email. Open that email and click the Close My Account link inside.

Once you click that link, Spotify will shut down your account. It'll take a week for them to fully delete it.

How to delete your Spotify account and permanently erase your saved music
Confirm that you want to delete your Spotify account.Spotify; William Antonelli/Insider

They'll also send you another email with a "reactivation link." Click this link before the week is up, and Spotify will give you your account back.

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Marissa Perino contributed to a previous version of this article.

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