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How To Permanently Delete Your Skillshare Account?

How To Permanently Delete Your Skillshare Account

While Skillshare has over 18,000 online classes to push your creativity, you may decide that you wish to delete your account.

Perhaps you have lost interest in the platform or simply do not have as much time for it.

If that’s the case, you can permanently delete the Skillshare account.

But, how do I permanently delete my Skillshare account, you may be wondering.

How Do I Permanently Delete My Skillshare Account?

Thankfully, it is relatively easy to do.

If you have started a course or two, you are not obligated to finish them so do not worry if you want to cancel your premium membership. (Also, check out ‘Can I Cancel Skillshare Anytime?‘)

However, once you do decide to delete the Skillshare account, the progress you made on the courses you attended will be lost.

In this guide, we will look at how you can permanently delete your own Skillshare account

A Step-By-Step Guide To Deleting The Skillshare Account

When you have thought it over and decided that you intend on deleting the Skillshare account, it proves to be a little more complicated than simply deactivating it.

The first way to delete the Skillshare account is to submit a request.

  • Use your email address and then your password to log into the account.
  • Head to the specific Skillshare help center page to submit a request.
  • Choose ‘Technical Issue’ from the available options.
  • Enter the email address that is associated with the Skillshare account.
  • In the subject line option, make sure that you type ‘Delete account request’.
  • Write a couple of lines for your reasoning behind why you are deleting your account.
  • Fill in your details, including your name.
  • Where it asks ‘Are you a student or a teacher?’ choose ‘Student’ from the menu.
  • Fill in your email address in the ‘Email linked to Skillshare account’ field.
  • In the ‘Where are you experiencing this issue’ field, select how you access the Skillshare account. Either online which will be Skillshare ‘Website’ or via the Skillshare ‘App’.
  • Fill in which device you use and which specific browser you are using as these are required fields.
  • You can also attach documents to clarify your decision.
  • Finally, click on ‘Submit’ and that should permanently delete your account.

The second way to ‘delete Skillshare account’ is to fill out a Privacy Request form.

This method ensures that the data associated with your account is deleted.

As well as your account information being deleted, so will your class progress, class videos, class projects, notes, class reviews, and even playlists.

How Do I Save The Information From My Account?

You can also download your data before deleting your account to have a record of the information that was held on your Skillshare account.

  • Click the link for a Privacy Request form.
  • To safeguard your data, you will need to fill in the fields for your first name, last name, and email address.
  • Choose the ‘Delete’ option to delete the personal data that is in Skillshare’s systems.
  • If you have any further information or detail to add, include it in the ‘Additional information’ field,
  • Check the box to confirm that you are a human.
  • Click ‘Submit Request’.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Deactivate The Skillshare Account

how do i permanently delete my skillshare account

To deactivate the Skillshare account, you first need to log in to the website.

Once you are logged in, you only need to follow a couple of steps.

  • Use your email address and then your password to log into the account.
  • Click the avatar for your account in the top right of the main page.
  • Choose ‘Account Settings’ from the menu.
  • Click ‘Deactivate Your Account’ which should be at the bottom of that page when you scroll down.
  • You will need to fill in your password to confirm you do indeed intend to deactivate your account.
  • Once you have entered and confirmed your password, the Skillshare account will be deactivated.

A Step-By-Guide To Canceling Your Skillshare Membership

If you simply want to cancel your membership to Skillshare, that can prove really simple, even if you were only using the free month from the trial period to watch free classes.

Do be aware that the cancellation will kick in once your membership period has ended so after that date you will not be able to access your courses. (See ‘How To Download Skillshare Videos On Your Phone.’)

  • Use your email address and then your password to log into the account.
  • Select ‘Payments’ from the menu.
  • Click ‘Cancel membership’.
  • Click through the cancellation steps accordingly on the cancellation page.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Your Skillshare Profile Private

If you think you may return to Skillshare soon then you can simply make your profile private, so you can join the online learning community later to continue your Skillshare experience.

This would hide your account, though your name, headline, followers, and the individuals you are following would remain.

  • Use your email address and then your password to log into the account
  • Head to ‘Account Settings’.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of that page and there should be a ‘Privacy Section’.
  • Click the option to confirm that you intend for your profile to be private, this includes the option to remove your profile from the search results so no one would be able to find your profile.

Final Thoughts

Remember that simply uninstalling the app from your smartphone will not cancel your membership.

You would need to cancel your membership formally and follow the relevant instructions.

This is important to know as you would still be charged if you simply uninstalled the app without canceling it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens To My Account Information When My Skillshare Account Is Deleted?

Whatever information you entered for your own Skillshare account will be deleted once your account is permanently deleted.

That includes the Skillshare classes you attended, the discussions regarding your courses, the profile information you filled in as well as any other data that was contained in your profile.

All that information will be removed once you delete your account so make sure you are set to delete your account.

How Do I Change My Email Address On Skillshare?

Changing your email address can be really easy to do on Skillshare.

Simply login and head to your ‘Account Settings’ then click ‘Disconnect’.

Head to the ‘Email Address’ tab then enter the email address you want your account to be changed to.

Click ‘Update Email’ then you should receive a verification email confirming the email address change.