How to delete a Shutterstock account?

It’s the dream of every marketeer: shutterstock’s database full of pictures. To buy the pictures, you need to create a profile. But when you don’t need thier pictures anymore, you might of course be considering to remove your account. In that case: I can tell you that all it takes, is 1 email to their Support email addres. 

I’ll show you below the email you need to send to remove your profile from their website and how they will reply to it (with screenshots):

 1  Write an email to

All you need to do is ask them to close your account and send them your username & email address.

Your e-mail could be looking like this:


Subject: Request to delete my account & personal data


Dear customer support of Shutterstock,
I created an account on your website and want to close it again. 
Can you delete my profile please? (as promised in your privacy policy)
Username: [your username]
Email associated with the account: [your email address]
Thanks in advance for helping me out.
Kind regards,
[your name]

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 ✅  Result

In my case, I received an answer from the customer support 3 hours later, confirming me that my account had been deactivated and I would no longer be able to log in.

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