How to Delete Netflix Account [Full Instructions]

Netflix, as we know, is a popular media streaming platform that hosts shows from various T.V. networks. It is whether you have grown tired of Netflix or don’t have the time or money for it, you can choose to put your membership on hold, or cancel or to delete your account permanently.

How to delete Netflix Account

Follow the steps to delete your Netflix Account:

  1. First, to cancel your account you need to login to your Netflix account in a browser.
  2. Select the “Cancel Membership” under the “Membership and Billing” option.

Note: If you have signed up for Netflix services through iTunes or Google Play, you must first contact those providers to cancel your Netflix subscription. Netflix will only be able to delete your account only when the membership cancellation through the provides comes into effect, at the end of your current billing period.

  1. If you cancel your account before the end of the current billing period, Netflix will delete your account at the end of the period unless you request earlier deletion.

If you are a customer who has started the process but not completed the registration then contact privacy@netflix.com to request the data you have entered to be deleted.

Alternative Methods: Deletion, Removal, and Retention of Information

Delete a profile

In case, you may not want to delete your Netflix account but may instead want to delete one of your Netflix profiles. Netflix allows you to have up to five individual separate profiles on a particular account of Netflix. You can easily reset the preferences by deleting the profile. If you want to delete your profile simply by going to the “Manage Profiles” option and then selecting the account that you want to delete. Now click on the “Delete Profile” button to permanently delete that profile from your account.

Put Your Account On Hold

Putting your Netflix account on hold is quite good an option if your not quite ready to get rid of your Netflix account and would also probably like a temporary break from paying for it. Netflix allows you to put your account on hold for a set period of time practically between 7 to 90 days. If you want to put your Netflix account on hold then, firstly you need to login to your Netflix account by going to Netflix official webpage. After logging in, click on “Help Center” at the bottom of the screen. Then, click on “Start a live chat” to get in touch with Netflix customer support. Tell them that you would like to put your account on hold and they will process the request.

Cancel Of Netflix Account

You may want to cancel your Netflix account if you are sure that you do not want to put it to hold on the membership but at the same time not quite ready to delete the account. Netflix will not delete your account before the least time period of 10 months from the cancellation of your account. However, if you want the earlier deletion of your account please contact privacy@netflix.com  from the email address associated with the account. (Note: including the email address in the body of a request sent from a different email address doesn’t suffice the purpose).

Read the following section to know about removing specific information.

Payment Method 

As of now, Netflix does not offer any self-service functionality through the Account page for members to remove the payment methods associated with your Netflix account.

Netflix does not provide any method of removal of a particular payment method. However, it can remove all the payment method from your account, provided you are not billed through a partner. If you want to continue the service after they have removed all the methods from your account, simply add a new method to your account before the end of the current billing period so as to ensure there is no disruption in the service.

Phone number

If you no longer wish to receive any text messages from Netflix(including your password reset purposes) you can follow the steps to delete your phone number:

  1. Log in to your Netflix account in a browser.
  2. Click on the “Account” option.
  3. Go to the “Change Phone Number” link in the “Membership and Billing” option.
  4. Select “Delete Phone Number” option.

About Netflix

Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California. It was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States. Over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China (due to local restrictions). It is present in Syria, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US sanctions). The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Final Take

So, we discussed how you can delete your Netflix account at ease. Furthermore, if you are not willing to delete your account permanently, there are also options to temporarily disable the same. We hope you will like this article. If you have any confusion do comment below.

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