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How to Delete Your Office365 Account

To delete your Office365 account, you need to complete a deletion request process. Your account should be closed permanently after a waiting period.

Speed: 3 Difficulty: 3

Walkthrough to Delete Your Office365 Account

Delete your Office365 account in 10 easy steps.

1. Go to Microsoft Office website

You can access the Office website by clicking on the following URL link:

Microsoft office website

2. Log in

Log in to your account.

Log in to Office365

3. Access the settings menu

In the upper right corner, click on your photo or the icon containing your initials.

Microsoft 365 account homepage

Then, click “My profile.”

Microsoft settings "My profile"

4. Under Account info, click “Close account”

Scroll down to the “Account Info” section.

Click the “Close Account” link.

Office365 - "Close account" button

5. Click “Continue”

You will be redirected to another page belonging to Microsoft’s technical support.

Scroll down and click the “Continue” button.

Office365 - "Continue" button

6. Click “Continue with closing your account?”

You will be redirected to another page.

Scroll down again and click the “Continue with closing your account?” button to proceed to the next step.

Office365 - "Continue with closing your account?" button

7. Click “Yes, close my account”

You will now see information related to closing your account.

Click “Yes, Close my account.”

Office365 - "Yes, close my account" button

8. Click “Close your account”

You will now see the final steps for closing your account, along with a link to do so. Carefully read through these steps to close your account permanently.

Click “Close your account” to proceed to the next steps.

You can also access the deletion link directly using the following URL:

Close your Microsoft account steps

9. Make sure your account​ is ready to close and click “Next”

You will be informed about the services you won’t be able to access after closing your account.

Choose the number of days you want as a grace period in case you change your mind about closing your account. During that time, you can log in to cancel the process.

Then, click “Next.”

Make sure your Microsoft account is ready to close screen

10. Click “Mark your account for closure”

Check all the boxes to confirm your understanding of the consequences of closing your account.

Select the reason for closing your account from the dropdown menu.

Click “Mark account for closure” to complete the account closure process.

Mark your Microsoft Office365 account for closure

Congratulations! You have now successfully deleted your Office365 account!

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