On some sites, deleting an account involves nothing more than clicking on a link and confirming the selection to do so. On others, it may be a lengthy process or not possible at all.
AccountKiller offers instructions for more than 500 different online services, from Facebook and WhatsApp over Yahoo and Steam to Google and Spotify, that explain how to delete user accounts on listed websites and services.
The main page of the service lists popular accounts on the start page. You can use the search form on the same page or browse all sites if the service you want to remove an account on is not listed here.
The site uses a color scheme, black, gray and white that indicates how easy it is to delete an account. White usually refers to sites where you only have to click a couple of times - sometimes only once - to delete an account. Black sites on the other hand make it either completely impossible to delete an account, or make it highly difficult to do so. Gray sites are in between those two extremes, and usually require more work than white sites but do not make it impossible at all like black sites.
To provide you with an example for each group of accounts.
Users of the service can post comments underneath each account to discuss the account deletion practice on the site or provide other users with additional information or tips.
AccountKiller can be a useful service, especially so if you have looked around on the website of the service that you want to delete your account on and did not find instructions to delete the account. (via Google+)
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