How to Delete PayPal Account

How can delete Paypal account? If you want to close PayPal account, this article shows step-wise screenshot photos of closing a PayPal account and will guide Paypal users on how it is done what to expect on their desktop.

There is no doubt that is one of the best services to receive money from freelancers and small businesses and to pay money online for many goods and services easily. However, sometimes people do need to delete Paypal account for various reasons and close Paypal, maybe due to Paypal India restrictions. Both Paypal business account or personal account can be easily closed, on mobile or computers in a few minutes.

NOTE: It’s a good idea to download (various formats available) and print ALL Paypal transaction records in case you need them again in the future.

Delete Paypal Account

Here are the steps which enable you to close Paypal account in minutes …

1. Paypal Login

After Paypal login > Go to PayPal Account or Settings. At bottom, you will see a link to Close Account.

delete paypal account

2. Close Paypal Account

In the very next step, a Paypal warning will come to you.

confirm paypal close account

Note this is the last step. It will delete Paypal account permanently and you will not be able to reopen Paypal account. So be careful as all your information will be lost.

Paypal Closing Reasons

Previously there used to be a long list of reasons to close Paypal which they gathered for possible feedback. They no longer show this screen now.

Close paypal reason

Remember your account balance must be zero and you should have withdrawn all your money via bank transfer or cheque. When you permanently delete Paypal account, there is point of no return and they will not be able to restore Paypal account if you change your mind.

They will warn you of that closing the account is final and both your account history and reputation number will be lost forever. All your outstanding transactions will be canceled and your account closed. They encourage you to visit the Paypal Resolution Center if you have other queries.

Paypal is a very useful money transfer and money receipt service and do think twice before closing your account.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.