How to Delete PayPal Account in 2021 (Step by Step Guide)

If you are looking for information on deleting your PayPal accounts, this is the article you are looking for. We all know that PayPal is a great e-wallet platform, but it has some limitations. And sometimes, it has some quirks and downsides. So if you feel that you are done with PayPal for good, we will guide you on deleting your PayPal accounts the easy and quickest way.

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Note that deleting PayPal accounts is not as instant as a push of a button. For some, that may be true. But there are some circumstances that PayPal does not allow immediate removal of active accounts. But you shouldn’t worry. We will also discuss that information with you. Before we do, make sure that you check out our other guides on Brighter Guide.

Did you know that you can do a lot of things with PayPal? You can receive moneywithdraw money, and shop in online stores like eBay and Walmart.

How to Delete PayPal Accounts

Are you not interested in using PayPal anymore? Have you encountered some hiccups while using the platform? Perhaps a service or product from PayPal is not to your liking, and you feel that there are other better options.

If you have a good reason not to use the most popular online payment platform anymore, it’s alright. You can always quickly delete your PayPal account from the Settings icon. That is unless, of course, you do not have some current incomplete transactions or issues, so check your transaction history. But we will get to that later. Here’s how you can delete PayPal accounts:

  1. On your laptop or PC, open a web browser.

  2. On the web browser’s address bar, type in the PayPal official website.

  3. Once you are on PayPal’s official web page, click on the “Log in” button in the screen’s top right corner.
    PayPal Webpage

  4. On the next page, type in your PayPal account details such as email address and password.
    PayPal Log In Account

  5. When you enter your PayPal account summary, click on the gear icon button on the screen’s top right corner. Just next to the “Log Out” button.

  6. On the Settings menu, scroll down to see the “Close your account” button.
    Close Account

  7. Once you click on this button, you will be asked to confirm this action and decision because there is no turning back from this.

  8. When you do confirm, that’s it. Your PayPal account is deleted and removed from the platform for good.

Some Important Reminders

Before you make that final decision, there are some things that you need to consider first. Please read this carefully before the actual deletion of your PayPal account.

As mentioned, a closed account cannot be recovered. Although, you can still apply to the same email account to open a new PayPal account. But your transaction history from the previous account activity using the same email address will not be present or accessible anymore.

  • Before you close your account, make sure that you already withdrew all your money from your PayPal balance. That is because there is no way to retrieve those funds once you confirm your account’s removal.
  • A “limited” account will not be allowed to get deleted until all requirements and documents are submitted and verified.
  • If there is an unresolved issue pending on your account, you will also not be allowed to remove your report. Fix that first, and then you can close your account.
  • Any unpaid requests from your account will be canceled. That means, if you are expecting those requests to get paid, that will not be possible anymore.
  • If you have unused redemption codes and coupons, those will disappear as well with your account.

Should you have further questions, you can always contact PayPal customer service.


In conclusion, PayPal is an online payment network that provides low-cost services to both people and companies. PayPal also offers a variety of complementary services, such as debit cards for payments, credit card readers for small businesses, and lines of credit, in addition to online payments.

Whatever your reason is for deleting your account–be it security reasons–always make sure to withdraw and remove all your balance funds first. As the reminder would suggest, you can never take it back. One reason is that all history that the funds existed will be deleted along with the account. So you will not have any proof or record that you still have money on PayPal.

Now, related to today’s topic, what can be your reason to delete your PayPal account? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to know what you think about PayPal’s quality of service in the words of other people.

Feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, guides for payment services, questions about  unpaid money requests, closing process, money transfer service, and any quick feedback, leave them down below. We will try to answer and respond to all of them as soon as we can.

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