How to delete your foursquare account

Sorry to see you go!

Before deleting your account forever, if you are experiencing issues with your account or with another user, reach out to our support team here: https://support.foursquare.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

To delete your account, please follow these steps:

  1. On a computer,visit foursquare.com/settings.
  2. Click on the “Privacy Settings” tab in the right sidebar. How to delete your foursquare account
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “delete your account.”How to delete your foursquare account
  4. You’ll be taken to a page to confirm the deletion of your account.

Note: There is no way to un-delete an account. This will delete both your Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm accounts. That means that all of your tips, tastes, and check-ins will be lost. Also, j ust deleting the app will not delete your account.

Was this article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Sorry to hear that, please choose which best describes your issue:

Related articles

  • Account settings
  • Privacy on Foursquare
  • How do I reset my password?
  • What is Foursquare Swarm?
  • How to claim your listing(s)

Have a quick question? Email our Support Team at [email protected]

  • About
  • Blog
  • Business
  • Cities
  • Developers
  • Help
  • Jobs
  • Cookies (Updated)
  • Privacy (Updated)
  • Terms

Foursquare © 2015 Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Account Basics

  • ★ Privacy on Foursquare
  • ★ Account settings
  • ★ How do I reset my password?
  • ★ Connecting to Facebook and Twitter
  • ★ How do I delete my account?
  • Adding Photos in Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm

See all 7 articles

Privacy on Foursquare City Guide

  • Unauthorized Access FAQ
  • How can I opt out of ads being targeted to me off of Foursquare’s apps and websites?
  • What can my followers see?
  • What information is shared when I connect my Facebook account?
  • What information is shared when I connect my Twitter account?
  • Why do you search my phone’s contacts?

See all 8 articles

Privacy on Foursquare Swarm

  • Messaging and Adding Friends in Swarm
  • Does Foursquare Swarm track my location?
  • Who can see my information on Foursquare Swarm?

Security

  • How does a Self-XSS scam work?
  • Security at Foursquare

Promoted articles

  • Superuser Levels
  • Superusers (SUs)
  • Why am I not earning coins for my check ins?
  • Privacy on Foursquare
  • Account settings
  • How do I reset my password?
  • Connecting to Facebook and Twitter
  • How do I delete my account?
  • Types of places on Foursquare
  • How do I add/create a place?
  • What is the style guide for adding and editing places?
  • How to claim your listing(s)

Have a quick question? Email our Support Team at [email protected]

  • About
  • Blog
  • Business
  • Cities
  • Developers
  • Help
  • Jobs
  • Cookies (Updated)
  • Privacy (Updated)
  • Terms

Foursquare © 2015 Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Basics

Getting Started, Using Foursquare, and Using Swarm

Account and Privacy

Account Basics, Privacy on Foursquare, and Privacy on Swarm

Places

Places 101, Guidelines for Places, and Specials

Foursquare for Business

Basics, Claiming, Manage Your Listing(s), Ads, and Media Partners

Report a Problem

Reporting a Violation and Troubleshooting

Other Resources

Our API gives access to data used by our mobile app and website.

This blog updates on issues, downtime, and the occasional bug.

Promoted articles

  • Superuser Levels
  • Superusers (SUs)
  • Why am I not earning coins for my check ins?
  • Privacy on Foursquare
  • Account settings
  • How do I reset my password?
  • Connecting to Facebook and Twitter
  • How do I delete my account?
  • Types of places on Foursquare
  • How do I add/create a place?
  • What is the style guide for adding and editing places?
  • How to claim your listing(s)

Have a quick question? Email our Support Team at [email protected]

  • About
  • Blog
  • Business
  • Cities
  • Developers
  • Help
  • Jobs
  • Cookies (Updated)
  • Privacy (Updated)
  • Terms

Foursquare © 2015 Lovingly made in NYC & SF

How to delete your foursquare account

If you’ve been thinking lately that you don’t need Foursquare in your life anymore, or have chosen to use one of our recommended Foursquare alternatives instead, you may be thinking about getting rid of your account. In this article, we’ll explain how to cancel your Foursquare account, and even break the process down step-by-step to make sure you know exactly how to delete a Foursquare account. Basically, all you need to do is the following:

  1. Go to www.foursquare.com in your web browser.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Click your profile picture icon, and then click Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click Delete Your Account at the end of the paragraph of text.
  5. Choose a reason for deleting your account, and then click the red Delete Account button.

That’s how you delete your Foursquare account! Remember that all of your data will be lost by deleting your account, so if you change your mind in the future and want to use Foursquare again, you will need to re-renter all of your preferences.

If you want a little more detail regarding the instructions on how to remove a Foursquare account, check out our step-by-step instructions below (with pictures)!

Detailed instructions on how to delete a Foursquare account

1. Visit the Foursquare website in your web browser of choice.

Using your favorite web browser, enter www.foursquare.com into the address bar and press the “Enter” or “Return” key.

2. Sign into your account.

Click Log In in the top-right corner of the home page. Then, click in the box labelled “Email or Phone Number” and type in your email address or mobile phone number. Then, click in the box labelled “Password” and type in the password that you picked to protect your account. Finally, click the green Log In button.

How to delete your foursquare account

(HINT: If you signed up for Foursquare using your Facebook account, You can also click the Log In With Facebook button to log into your account using your Facebook account credentials.)

3. Access your personal account settings.

On the Foursquare home page, click your profile picture in the top-right corner. Then, from the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

How to delete your foursquare account

4. Find the link that will allow you to delete your account.

On your personal account settings page, click Privacy Settings along the right side of the screen. On the “Privacy Settings” page, click Delete Your Account at the end of the large paragraph.

How to delete your foursquare account

5. State your reason for leaving Foursquare, and confirm that you want to delete your account.

On the final page, click one (or more) of the check boxes to indicate your reason(s) for wanting to delete your account. When you’ve finished, and you’re sure you want to delete your account, click the red Delete Account button at the bottom of the screen.

How to delete your foursquare account

Those are two explanations on how to delete your Foursquare account!

I’ve got a real problem, Dave. My college-age son had a party in my house while my younger children and I were on a trip and now I find that my house is a venue in Foursquare called “Party House”. I don’t want that. At all! How can I delete my house as a Foursquare venue??

Yow. As a parent myself, I live in fear of having my privacy shattered by one of my children having a friend over — or a friend of a friend — who creates a geolocation venue either with a suggestive name (like “party house”, eep!) or has my full name (“dave taylor’s house”). I cherish my privacy and if I want to put my home address on the public grid that’s something I should decide, not someone else. It’s a major issue.
I won’t ask about the discussion you had with your older son when you returned from your vacation and found that he’d hosted a party because, well, maybe he asked you ahead of time? 🙂 Still, that is the stuff of modern parenting nightmares.
Turns out that there isn’t a great answer for you because Foursquare, like so many other geolocation games (Gowalla, Brightkite) really wants to preserve the integrity of its database. You can imagine a malicious person moving famous venues or simply deleting restaurants or stores she didn’t like, etc…
So the Foursquare recommended solution is to simply post about the problem at Getsatisfaction, its support site. Here’s the best thread I could find: How can I delete a Foursquare venue?
Some small subset of Foursquare users are promoted to “super user” based on their usage and I am lucky to be one of them. I am apparently at level 1 based on what I can do, but it is enough that I can actually delete a venue myself. Well, “delete” is probably the wrong word because using the Foursquare system, I simply mark it as “closed” and it vanishes.
My friend had a problem with duplicate venues defined for his consulting business so I actually deleted the duplicate to be able to demonstrate how it works. It’s not generally applicable, though, unless you know someone who is a super user, of course. 🙂
I started by logging in to my Foursquare account. On the top right is a search box:

When I searched for my friend’s venue name, I found multiple matches, including the venue that he wanted to have deleted:
How to delete your foursquare account
The one we were planning on deleting was simple “zoosketti”. When I click on the match, much more information is displayed:
How to delete your foursquare account
As you can see from the highlight, “Edit Venue” is the link I want to click (and I surmise that if you aren’t a super user you won’t see this link. Sorry ’bout that!)
How to delete your foursquare account
Since there’s no “delete venue” option, I’m going to simply mark it as closed by clicking on mark as “closed”. Now the venue name gets a line through it:

And another search reveals that it has indeed been removed from the database.
Since odds are good you aren’t a super user on Foursquare, I apologize that this option isn’t available to you. Instead, I would suggest you simply post your venue deletion request on the How can I delete a Foursquare venue? thread on Getsatisfaction.
Hope that’s helpful.
I will note that I imagine that geolocation services will all have to wrestle with this sort of thing as more and more residential locations show up in the database. For a lot of reasons, I think it’d be a disaster for me to have an app that shows where everyone lives whether or not they grant me permission to know their home address.

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at foursquare.com/forgot_password. This will send you an email to allow you to reset your password.

How to delete your foursquare account

If you have not received a password reset email, the following are the possible reasons why:

  • The password reset email went to your spam folder.
  • You may have mistyped your email address when signing up for Foursquare.
  • You may not have an account on Foursquare under that email address.

If you are still unable to reset your password please send us a request and a member of our team will get back to you shortly. Please make sure to have access to the email used during your initial registration, as that is the way you would receive a link to reset your password.

To simply change your existing password, please visit foursquare.com/settings and click on “Change password.”

Why am I being prompted to reset my password?

Just for security purposes, if it’s been a while since your last login, you may be prompted to reset your password the next time you sign in. You would see a prompt, like the one below, appear on your screen.

How to delete your foursquare account

Select the “Email me a link” button and you will receive an email giving you directions on how to reset your password.

If you have signed up with a phone number, you would be prompted to text yourself a link in order to reset your password.

Once your password has been successfully reset, you would be automatically signed back in.

FAQ’s regarding unauthorized access to your account are here.

Was this article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Sorry to hear that, please choose which best describes your issue:

Related articles

  • How do I delete my account?
  • Account settings
  • Unauthorized Access FAQ
  • Connecting to Facebook and Twitter
  • Privacy on Foursquare

Have a quick question? Email our Support Team at [email protected]

  • About
  • Blog
  • Business
  • Cities
  • Developers
  • Help
  • Jobs
  • Cookies (Updated)
  • Privacy (Updated)
  • Terms

Foursquare © 2015 Lovingly made in NYC & SF

This article describes how to add or remove accounts on your PC. Having different accounts on a shared PC lets multiple people use the same device, all while giving everyone their own sign-in info, plus access to their own files, browser favorites, and desktop settings.

In addition, if you use the same PC for personal projects and work or school, you may want to add different accounts to your PC.

Note: If you have a new device, you may see an account named “defaultuser0″—this account is inactive and it won’t hurt your device or give anyone else access. If you want to remove it, you can restart your device and then sign in again.

Add people to a home PC

The best way to add someone to your PC is to have them sign in with a Microsoft account. Learn more about Microsoft accounts in Sign in with a Microsoft account.

On Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users.

Under Other users, select Add someone else to this PC.

Enter that person’s Microsoft account information and follow the prompts.

If you need to remove that person’s sign-in information from your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & o ther users.

Select the person’s name or email address, then select Remove. Note that this will not delete the person’s Microsoft account, it will just remove their sign-in info from your PC.

Add people to a work or school PC

The best approach is for everyone who shares a PC at work or school to have their own Microsoft account. Learn more about Microsoft accounts in Sign in with a Microsoft account.

To add someone with an existing Microsoft account:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Other users (in some Windows editions, it may be labeled as Other people or Family & other users).

Under Work or school users, select Add a work or school user.

Enter that person’s user account, select the account type, and then select Add.

If you need to remove that person’s sign-in information from your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > O ther users.

Select the person’s name or email address, then select Remove.

Read the disclosure and select Delete account and data. Note that this will not delete the person’s Microsoft account, but it will remove their sign-in info and account data from your PC.

Add work or school accounts to your PC

If you’re using the same PC for both personal and school or business work, you may want to add various accounts to your PC to make it easier for you to get to the files, apps, and information associated with each account. When you access work or school, you’ll be connected to your organization’s domain and have access to its resources.

To add another account to your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Access work or school .

Select Connect, then follow the prompts to add the accounts.

If you need to remove an account from your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Access work or school .

Select the account you wish to remove, then select Disconnect.

Select Yes to confirm your actions. Note that this will not delete the account entirely, it will just remove access from your PC

Note: If an account is either the only account on the PC or the primary account on the PC, it can’t be removed.

Add accounts used by apps

To make signing in to your accounts easier and faster, you may want to add accounts for different apps.

To add an account used by apps to your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Email & accounts .

To add an account used by email. calendar, or contacts, select Add an account under Accounts used by email, calendar, and contacts. For other apps, select Add a Microsoft account or Add a work or school account.

Follow the prompts to add the account.

To remove an account used by apps from your PC:

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Email & accounts .

Select the account you wish to remove, then select Remove.

Select Yes to confirm your actions.

Add people to a family group

If you’ve added your family’s Microsoft accounts to your PC, you can set them up as a Microsoft family. It’s a free service that helps families stay connected and keep kids safer on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, along with Android devices running Microsoft Launcher.

Note: If you have trouble adding a Microsoft account, see Microsoft account FAQ.

Close your Yahoo Mail account with these easy steps

How to delete your foursquare account

How to delete your foursquare account

  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

What to Know

  • Go to the Yahoo Delete My Account page and enter your username. Then, follow the prompts to deactivate your account.
  • To close a Yahoo Mail Premium account with British Telecommunications (BT), contact BT directly.
  • Closing your Yahoo account doesn’t cancel automatic charges associated with your account.

This article explains how to delete a Yahoo email account. The instructions apply to the web browser version of Yahoo Mail.

How to Delete Your Yahoo Mail Account

You can shut down your entire Yahoo Mail account and revoke access to your email address, remove all your emails, and prevent people from messaging you.

Open the Yahoo Delete User page and enter your username. Click Next.

If you don’t see an option to cancel your account, and think you might have a BT Yahoo Mail account instead, see below.

Enter your password. If you have an Account Key set up, Yahoo will send a message to your mobile phone to authenticate you.

How to delete your foursquare account

Read the text on the page titled “Before continuing, please consider the following information.” It details what you will lose when you delete your Yahoo Mail account. Press Continue delete my account.

How to delete your foursquare account

Enter your email address once more into the field provided.

Select Yes, terminate this account.

You’ll know it worked if you see a message that reads “Your account has been deactivated and scheduled for deletion.”

How to delete your foursquare account

Press Got it to return to Yahoo’s homepage.

In some cases, Yahoo won’t actually remove everything for up to 180 days, but that depends largely on the country you signed up from. Data connected to a Yahoo Finance Premium account might be kept for three calendar years.

What Does It Mean to Delete a Yahoo Mail Account?

Deleting a Yahoo Mail account means not only that your emails will be removed and you’ll lose access to your account, but you’ll also no longer have access to your My Yahoo settings, your Flickr account and photos, and other data stored in Yahoo’s services.

Once you close your Yahoo Mail account, anyone who tries to send a message to the email address will immediately receive a delivery failure message. To avoid confusion and concern, be sure you tell your friends and contacts that you are about to close your Yahoo Mail account — both from the email address you plan to use in the future (so they can easily reply to reach you) and from your Yahoo Mail address (to make sure the message is received).

If you’re paying for any Yahoo subscription services, remember to cancel these subscriptions first to avoid unexpected payments. The same is true if you have a Flickr Pro membership.

How to Cancel a BT Yahoo Mail Premium Account

If you got your Yahoo Mail account with British Telecommunications (BT), you cannot cancel the service using the Yahoo Mail account termination page. You can, however, contact BT directly to have your Yahoo Mail Premium account deleted.

Things to Remember

Here are some important things to be aware of when it comes to deleting your Yahoo account:

  • What Will Happen to My Yahoo Mail User Name and Email Address? Your username and email address will be available for others to use in the future, so they might receive messages meant for you if senders still use your old email address.
  • Can I Reactivate a Closed Yahoo Mail Account? Yes, you can reactivate your account even after you’ve marked it for deletion. To reopen a deleted Yahoo Mail account, just log on to the account within 30 days after deleting it. You can do this through the regular Yahoo Mail web page. Once you’ve reactivated the account, you can start getting emails once again, but know that you will not be able to see any emails that were sent to the account while it was closed.
  • What Happens to Emails Sent to My Address After I Close My Yahoo Mail Account? In the meantime (starting as soon as you close your account), senders trying to message your deleted Yahoo Mail account’s address will receive a delivery failure message.

The message might say something like this:

However, this message will no longer be seen if you reactivate your account as described above.