How to remove your Weibo account

You cannot delete your Sina Weibo account.

One of our users pointed out that they will delete your account manually if you change your personal details to profanity, but you didn’t hear such a tip here :).

See below for instructions on how to obfuscate your account. And tell them sent you!



Helpful Trick: Obfuscate your profile info.

Because most accounts and profiles at Weibo cannot be removed, we suggest you login and change your account and profile information altogether.

Make sure you are logged in to your account on the site and click on the profile or options settings. Locate the fields with your personal info (email, name, address) and fill in generic, random information instead. If you can only select from several fields, change anything personally identifying. If possible, use a homepage/URL field or long text field (such as Description) and put this line in it: This may encourage webmasters and admins to create an easier removal outlet.

Helpful Trick: Removing online data

Publicly visible text/images often aren’t properly removed even when you succeed in removing an account. Try editing or removing them manually before removing the account itself. If you’re unsure what happens to your tracks: this can be found mostly in the Terms of Service/Privacy Policy; otherwise you can always contact Weibo and ask personally. By the way, removal requests don’t necessarily mean your data will actually be removed (e.g. due to legal obligations).

Helpful Trick: Remove third-party logins

If you signed up for Weibo using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from Weibo. Click here to find out how.

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