Sadly, not all websites and social networks and online retailers are created equal when it comes to breaking up.With some, it takes only a couple of clicks to say goodbye.Linked In It could be argued that Linked In is the most useful social network around, especially for job networking. In fact, Linked In specifically suggests that if you have multiple accounts, you should close all but one to consolidate.
(Certain info, like endorsements and followings, are lost for good).Contact Customer Service and confirm your email address to do so.The phrase "I wish I could quit you" takes on a whole new meaning when you want out of a relationship with an internet service.Sure, you once thought you and Facebook or Amazon or Netflix would be together forever, but terms of service change, end-user license agreements mature, and, well, you're just not in the same digital place anymore.That's a tool more people should take advantage of. It will not delete a You Tube channel associated with the profile.
Naturally, "some data will be kept, and some data will be deleted or converted," according to Google.
For a few sites, if you stop paying for the service, the site cuts ties fairly quickly. Even after you follow all the required steps, some sites never quite leave you alone, with vestiges of your relationship around forever.
No matter what you call it—deleting, canceling, removing—when you want to be rid of an online account, many sites don't make it easy.
Facebook The mac-daddy of social networking, Facebook had 1.86 billion monthly active users as of late 2016, almost double what it had in 2012, so it probably doesn't miss the few who decide to delete or deactivate accounts. the old heave-ho, keep in mind that Facebook has become an almost-de-facto log-in option for many online services, retailers, and media outlets. So killing a Facebook account could lock you out of more than just one social network, which makes some people very cranky.
If you're ready to cut ties, the link to deactivate is in your account settings, found under Security, but here's a direct link to use while logged in. Facebook will try to convince you to stay by showing you photos of the friends who will presumably miss your online presence.
What you get here is the option to delete your You Tube —it won't kill the required Google account.