How to Delete a Google Account

Google+ has exceptional features, and for some people it is a great alternative to Facebook. But for others, it's just another social media site to maintain. Closing a Google+ account is relatively easy, but there are a few things you need to know before doing so. This article will explain how to safely and quickly deactivate your Google+ account on your computer or mobile device.

Delete Google+ From Your Browser

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Sign in to Google+. If you haven't logged in yet, do so now with your account name and password.

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Go to your account settings. Click your name or profile picture in the top right corner of the Google+ window. From the pop-up panel, click "Account"

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Click on the Data tools above.

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In the Data tools box, click the Delete Google+ profile and features button.

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Read carefully the warnings that appear. If you delete your Google profile, you will delete Google+ as well as other services and their data related to your Google profile.

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Completed. Click the "Required" checkbox to confirm that you have read the warning line, and are ready to proceed, then click "Remove selected services." It will delete your Google+ account or Google profile, whichever one you have chosen.

Delete Google+ From Mobile Device

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Run the Google+ app. If it's not on the home screen, you can find it by swiping the window to the right, and going to the Search window. Type "Google+" into the search field, then click the result.

Note: If you don't have the Google+ app, refer to Method One to delete your Google+ account, and use your mobile device's browser as you would on your computer.

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Tap the Menu button in the top left corner of the Google+ window. It will open to the sidebar.

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Click Settings. It will open the Settings panel.

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Tap "Delete Google+ profile". If you are already logged in, it will open your browser to a page where you can complete the process as described in Method One.

Otherwise, you will be prompted to log in to continue.

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Log in. Then, enter the path "plus.google.com/downgrade" in the URL section. It will take you to the Google+ account deletion page, where you can log out of the account as described in Method One.

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