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How to delete a Gravatar account

If you find that you don’t use your Gravatar account as much as you thought, or if you just don’t want to have an account anymore, you may be wondering how to delete it. Unlike other apps and platforms, Gravatar does not make it easy for users to delete their accounts. Gravatar allows you to hide your account and eventually disable it, but deleting it is a slightly more involved process.

Delete a Gravatar account (or try)

While creating your own Gravatar is simple, deleting your Gravatar account is anything but. There is no direct method to delete your account from Gravatar. Although you cannot delete your account from Gravatar directly, you can hide it through your WordPress account. Follow these steps to see how it’s done:

  1. To go wordpress using your preferred browser.
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Click the “Settings” option on the left sidebar.
  4. Proceed to the “Discussion” tab below.
  5. Click the “Show Avatars” box at the top of the page.
  6. Go to the “Save Changes” button.

Doing this simply hides your Gravatar from WordPress web pages. However, it does not remove it permanently. It is also possible to choose a default avatar, which can be the “Mysterious Person” avatar that you have probably seen before or other types of generated avatars. You also have the option to hide your profile from Gravatar, which is best after disabling it. To disable your Gravatar, follow these instructions:

  1. Open your preferred browser and go to gravatar.
  2. Click the “Login” button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Go to the “My profile” option.
  4. Proceed to “View Profile” on your profile page.
  5. Select the “Hide My Profile” option at the bottom of the page.

That is all. There is another way to disable your Gravatar. Follow the steps below to see how it’s done:

  1. To go gravatar and sign in to your account. Make sure you are also logged into your WordPress account.
  2. Continue with the “Disable my Gravatar” page.
  3. Select the “Disable my Gravatar” option.
  4. Please confirm that you wish to disable your Gravatar account.

Although this will temporarily disable your Gravatar account, it will not be permanently deleted. You will be able to restore your account at any time you want. Not only that, but if 30 days have passed since you disabled your account, it will be automatically restored. In other words, Gravatar does not allow your account to be disabled for more than one month.

According to Gravatar, if you want to permanently delete your account, you will also need to close your WordPress account. Deleting your WordPress account is permanent and you will lose all your data and content forever. Therefore, this option is not worth it if you just want to delete your account from Gravatar.

The last method you can try to delete your Gravatar account is to contact the Gravatar support team and request that they permanently delete your account. If you are unable to contact them, or are prevented from doing so in some other way, the only other option you have is to delete your WordPress account.

Understanding your options with Gravatar

While Gravatar is a useful website that allows you to use the same profile photo for all your WordPress web pages, you may not need it anymore. If you want to delete your Gravatar account, you have two options. You can hide your profile or temporarily disable it. Unfortunately, there is no direct way to delete your Gravatar account permanently.

Have you ever tried to delete your Gravatar account? What did you do that was successful? Tell us about your experience trying to remove your Gravatar in the comments.

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