How to Delete Your Tumblr Account? (2020)

How to Delete Your Tumblr Account? (2020)

Tumblr was used to known as a platform where its users create and search content freely. However, in December 2018 Tumblr decided to remove NSFW content with an update due to unfortunate reasons and a disagreement with iOS App Store. This has become a major reason for users to ask the question ‘how to delete your Tumblr account?’

This is not the only reason for users to delete their account, of course, there might be several reasons. Deleting the Tumblr account is pretty simple and we will inform you about how to do it. Although, you might not want to delete your account permanently but close it for a temporary period.

How to Temporary Close Your Account

How to Temporarily Close Your Account?

In many platforms, you can temporarily close your account if you do not want to deal with organizing your account or just don’t feel like it. However, Tumblr does not let you close your account temporarily. Yet there are still ways to do it similarly.

On Tumblr, you can have more than one blog. One is your main blog, it is your first blog when you open an account. Others are called secondary blogs. Those are the blogs that you create after creating your account. 

Tumblr lets you delete your secondary blogs easily. To delete these blogs follow the instructions below:

On a Web Browser

  1. Click on the gear icon to get to ‘Settings’ on the dashboard.
  2. Choose the Tumblr blog you want to delete or leave.
  3. Lastly, click on the ‘Delete blog’ button.

On Mobile App

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  1. Log in to your account and select Settings from the dashboard.
  2. Choose the blog you want to delete.
  3. On the iOS app, swipe left on the blog to select ‘Delete’ and on the Android app, select Settings and choose ‘Delete this Tumblr.’

Now your secondary blog is deleted. If you do not want to delete your secondary blogs entirely, you can set them up as private membership group blogs. This way you can limit access to your blogs without deleting them.

Unfortunately, you cannot do the same to your main blog which is your actual account. Yet there is a way to hide your account. You can do this adjustment from the privacy settings. Here are the steps to do it:

  1. Click on the ‘Account’ icon.
  2. Select ‘Settings’ and the ‘Settings’ menu will appear.
  3. On the right, you will see other clickable titles such as Account, Dashboard, etc…
  4. Click on the ‘Privacy’ title from that menu.
  5. Turn off ‘Let others see that you’re active’ switch.

You can also hide your blogs by turning off ‘Let people find your blogs through this address’ switch from the same ‘Settings’ menu but under the ‘Account’ title. This way people will not be able to search your account through your e-mail address.

How to Delete Your Tumblr Account Permanently?

The only way to delete your main blog is by deleting your account entirely. Here are the steps to delete your account entirely:

  1. Click on the ‘Account’ button’ on the header.
  2. Select ‘Settings’ from the menu.
  3. You will be directly sent to Account Settings, at the bottom of the page, there is ‘Delete account’ button.
  4. Confirm your wish to delete the account by entering your email.
  5. Once you click on ‘Delete account’ your Tumblr account is deleted permanently.

There is no way of reactivating your account after you delete it. After you delete your Tumblr account, your username and blog URL will be included in the pool for reuse, that is why there is no going back once you do this.


How do I delete my Tumblr account on the app?

On Android devices, it is simple. Tap on the ‘Account’ button, select ‘Settings’ and you should be able to see ‘Delete this Tumblr’ option. Click on it and then you need to write your password. Enter your password and your account will be deleted.

You can also like this post: How to Log Out of Tumblr? (2020)

How can I contact Tumblr?

You can reach customer service through [email protected] or you can contact from twitter via @tumblr.

How long does it take Tumblr to respond?

Usually, they respond within a day but the duration may change due to work intensity.


We have covered how to delete your Tumblr account. Unfortunately, there is no way to close your account temporarily but we mentioned the closest ways to hide your profile from others on Tumblr. Also, we have stated that there is no going back when you delete your Tumblr account but you can delete your secondary blogs easily. Check out more of our Tumblr articles.

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