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Frequently Asked Question #16. How do I delete or undelete my journal or community? How do I cancel my LiveJournal account?

On LiveJournal, your account is your journal. If you wish to cancel your account or unsubscribe from LiveJournal, you must delete your journal. To do this for your journal, or for a community you own, visit the Account Status page. On that page, select your username from the Work As User field, select if you want to delete comments and/or community entries, choose "Deleted" from the Status field, and click the Submit button. If you change your mind, you can undelete your journal within 60 days using the same page.

If you're deleting or undeleting a community you own, make sure to select your community from the Work as user: menu and click the Switch button.


If you delete your journal or community as a 'temporary' measure, you must ensure you undelete it within the 60 day period. Once a journal or community is purged after 60 days, its content cannot be restored.

Visibility: When you delete your account, your journal and profile are hidden. You can also choose to hide any comments or entries you posted in other journals/communities.

60 Days: If you undelete your deleted account within 60 days, all of your entries, comments, and settings will be restored as they were before you deleted your account. Any community entries or comments in other journals that you chose to hide will also be restored. If your account stays deleted for more than 60 days, your settings and all of the entries and comments in your own journal are eligible for purging (permanent deletion) from LiveJournal's servers. If you also chose to delete your community entries or comments in other journals, they will also be purged at this time. Once your account has been purged, you will not be able to recover any of your journal's data, and LiveJournal staff cannot recover it for you.

Paid Accounts: Any paid time remaining on your account is neither transferable nor refundable. If you are enrolled in automatic payments, deleting your journal will stop future payments and your paid account time will be credited through your last billing cycle. If you later undelete your journal, you will need to enroll in automatic payments again.

Search engine results: Please note that deleting your journal will not delete any content that may have been indexed and cached by third-party search engines.

Delete or protect individual entries: Instead of deleting your journal, you may prefer to delete individual entries, or change their security setting

Last Updated: July 30th, 2014

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