Deactivate your account

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Account & privacy.

  4. Under Account, click Deactivate account.

  5. Approve by clicking Confirm.

What happens when you deactivate an account

  • Accounts are local to an organization; so deactivating a Zulip account in the organization will have no effect on any Zulip account you might have in the organization.

  • Any bots that you maintain will be disabled.

  • Deactivating your account won't delete messages you've sent or files you've shared. If permitted in your organization, delete content you'd like to remove before deactivating your account.

  • You cannot register a Zulip account using the email address of a deactivated account in that organization. If you change your mind about deactivating an account, an organization administrator can reactivate your account at any time.

If you are the only owner in the organization, you cannot deactivate your account. You'll need to add another owner first.

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