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How to Delete Your Wikipedia Account

As a collaborative project, Wikipedia maintains a transparent history of user contributions. To maintain this transparency, Wikipedia users can’t delete their accounts directly. However, users can unlink their account from personal information and cease contributing if they wish.

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Walkthrough to Deleting/Unlinking Your Wikipedia Account

Unlink your Wikipedia account from your personal information in 6 easy steps.

1. Access Wikipedia

To initiate the unlinking process, access Wikipedia by clicking on the following URL:

2. Log in

In the upper-right corner, click on the “Log In” button. 

You will be redirected to the page where you log in to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia log in

3. Access preferences

Click on the profile icon and click the “Preferences” option in the dropdown menu.

Wikipedia preferences under profile icon

4. Click “User profile”

Select the “User Profile” option to access the personal information contained in your Wikipedia profile.

Wikipedia preferences - User profile button

5. Change or remove your email address under Email Options 

Scroll down to the “Email Options” section. 

Wikipedia email options

Here, you can replace or delete the email with which you created your account. 

6. Click “Change email”

Click the “Change email” button to complete the unlinking process.

Wikipedia - change or remove email address page

Congratulations! You have now successfully unlinked your email from!

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