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How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account?

San Francisco- based Airbnb is arguably the leader in online marketplaces offering lodgings, homestays and several other experiences for tourists worldwide with over 7 million available accommodations and 40,000 activities across 220 countries, accessible in 62 languages.

If you’ve been either a guest or a host on Airbnb but want a break from the service, here is a simple guide to help you deactivate or delete your Airbnb account in a few simple steps.

How to deactivate your Airbnb account?

Go to the desktop version of Airbnb’s website on your browser and follow the steps below to deactivate your Airbnb account.

Step 1: Click on your profile picture on the top-right of the screen and then click on Account from the dropdown menu.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 2:  On the next page, scroll to the bottom to find Need to deactivate your account? and click on Take care of that now link below it.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple steps Step 3: Select a reason why you want to deactivate your Airbnb account and click on Continue.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 4: Click on Deactivate account.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple steps Once you deactivate your Airbnb account, any reservations that you might have either as a guest or a host will be cancelled; your profile will be hidden, any host listings will be hidden too. However, your reviews will still be visible to others on Airbnb, and the company will retain your account data so that you’re able to reactivate it in the future.

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How to delete your Airbnb account?

Click here and follow the steps below to delete your Airbnb account.

Step 1: Click on the My Airbnb account button.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 2: On the next page, click on the Choose button beside Update or remove account.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 3: On the next page, click on the Choose button beside Delete or deactivate my account.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 4: On the next page, you’ll see separate buttons for deactivating and deleting your account. Click on Delete my account and follow the on-screen instructions.

Alternative Step 4: If you don’t see the delete button, click on I still need help (as shown in the screenshot below).How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple stepsStep 5: On the next page, click on the Choose button beside either Message us or Call us. And proceed with the on-screen instructions.How to deactivate or delete your Airbnb account? In 4 simple steps After receiving the deletion request, Airbnb will first verify your identity for security, and once the request is accepted, the deletion will begin. However, the company might retain some of your data that they are legally required to or legally permitted to retain.

Once you delete your Airbnb account, similar to deactivation, any reservations that you might have either as a guest or a host will be cancelled. Things such as reviews or messages sent to other users will still be visible. The company also mentions that they might de-identify or disassociate your data so that it no longer is associated with you instead of deleting.

Once deleted, the account can’t be reactivated, no data can be recovered, and you’ll need to create a new account to use Airbnb again.

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