How to delete a Kinja account?

Kinja is an online brand of Gawker media that counts some very popular and interesting blogs such as Jezebel, Gizmodo and Lifehacker. But if you created a Kinja account and you’re thinking about closing it, this blog might help you on your way out. 

I’ll share some pictures below on how I managed to remove my profile. You’ll notice that the online way out is removing all your personal data:

 1  Consulting first:

We read that it’s impossible to have your account removed and they won’t respond any request to do this (source: The only thing we can do then, is remove our personal data…

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 2  Log in to your Kinja account

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 3  Choose Account Settings (in the top right corner)

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 4  Change all your personal data to ‘Lorem Ipsum’ and remove your profile picture

By personal data I mean:

  • Display name
  • Username
  • Blog URL
  • Connection to social media accounts

Don’t forget to Save afterwards.

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 ✅  Result

I know… It’s not a permanent removal, but nobody can recognize your account anymore from now on (as you removed your info and picture). It’s the closest we can bring you to a complete closure of your profile.



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