How many accounts do you have scattered around the Internet? Dozens? Hundreds? If you’re not using those accounts then they’re not doing you any good. You may want to delete them, to help keep your personal information well, personal.
Justdelete.me is a new website directory and the brainchild of Robb Lewis, a British developer, who has done the hard work of figuring out how to delete accounts from many major websites. His tech tool will help make cleaning your accounts faster and much easier than trying to do it yourself.
How Justdelete.me Works
The directory doesn’t have a record of all the websites where you have an account.
Ew. That would be creepy.
Instead, justdelete.me has handy links to major websites where you may have accounts. Chances are you don’t have accounts at all the websites listed there. If you do, well, you’ve been very, very busy on the Internet.
You can use justdelete.me to delete your accounts from websites such as Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Google, eBay and many more. Justdelete.me makes it easier to delete your accounts by providing you with website links directly to the page where you can delete your account.
Head to the justdelete.me website to see the grid of sites, click on a link and you will be taken directly to the page on the website where you can delete your account.
The links are color-coded based upon the difficulty you’ll have deleting your account. The rankings include:
- Green – easy
- Yellow – medium
- Red – hard
- Black – impossible
That’s right, in some cases you will not be able to delete your account no matter how hard you try. According to justdeleteme.com, you cannot delete your account from websites such as Evernote, Pinterest, Netflix and others, though you can deactivate your account at those sites.
Justdelete.me provides additional information about deleting your accounts from the listed websites, such as whether you need to call customer service to delete your account.
Forewarned Is Forearmed
If learning that you can’t close some online accounts causes you concern, you’re not alone. Who knew that opening an account at a website was a lifelong commitment?
If you’d like to know the difficulty of closing an account before you open it, then you’ll probably be a fan of the justdelete.me Chrome extension. Adding this extension to your Chrome browser will help you identify how easy an account will be to close.
When you arrive at a website covered by justdelete.me, the Chrome extension will display a colored dot in the address bar showing how easily you can delete an account.
Then you can be the judge to decide whether you want to create an account.
Justdelete.me is a brand-spanking new website that has been immediately popular (See, Robb Lewis: 24 Hours of Just Delete Me). Although the website just launched last week, Lewis has already added even more sites to his directory since its inception.
Ladies and gents, @JustDeleteDotMe is going to hit a million page views today. WOW.
— Robb Lewis (@rmlewisuk) August 28, 2013
Have you ever struggled to delete an account on the Internet? Do you delete accounts if you aren’t using them any more? Would you like to know how easily you can delete an account before you sign up for one? What websites do you wish were included on justdelete.me? Let us know in the Comments section below!