Looking to close your Notion account and move on? Whether you’ve found an alternative platform or want to discontinue your usage, this article will guide you to permanently delete your Notion account and ensure your data is securely removed.
There could be various reasons why you want to delete all data from Notion. One of the most common reasons is that Notion doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, meaning any data you store on Notion is insecure. If you are concerned about privacy, this article will help you understand the process and implications of deleting your Notion account. Let’s begin with the article.
Things to Know Before Deleting Notion Account
There are a few things you should know before deleting your Notion account:
- Ensure you have a backup of any critical data or information stored in your Notion account. Once your account is deleted, you will no longer have access to any of the content, so it’s essential to have a local copy or an alternative backup method.
- If you have collaborated or shared content within your Notion workspace, deleting your account may impact their access and collaboration abilities.
- If you have integrated Notion with other apps or services, deleting your account may disrupt those connections or cause data loss in the integrated services.
- Lastly, deleting your account does not automatically cancel your subscription if you have an active Notion subscription. Make sure to cancel any active subscriptions separately to avoid being charged in the future.
These are things you need to carefully consider before deleting your Notion account. With this understanding, let’s first learn about backing up the Notion data.
How to Backup Notion Data Before Deleting
Backing up your Notion data is crucial before you go ahead and delete the account. The steps are relatively straightforward. However, the catch is that you can only back up your Notion data on a desktop or web, not your smartphone. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Notion app or web on your Windows or Mac computer and navigate to ‘Settings & Members’ from the left pane.
Note: Ensure you are in the correct workspace before taking the backup.
You will be taken to the Members section.
Step 2: Go to Settings under the Workspace section from the left pane.
Step 3: Scroll down and under Export content, click ‘Export all workspace content.’
Step 4: In the pop-up, select the export format, include databases, include content, and toggle on ‘create folders for subpages.’ Finally, click Export.
Note: Choose your preferences before exporting.
Depending on the export size, data exporting may take some time to finish. Once Notion creates a backup, you can save the zip file locally. It also sends a link via email that lets you download the backup file.
There’s no shortcut to download and export data in one go if you have multiple workspaces. You will have to export it one by one manually. Now that you have the backup, let’s move toward deleting the Notion account.
How to Delete Notion Account
Unlike other noting-taking apps, when you delete your Notion account, you lose access to your Notion data and cannot recover it (there’s a workaround described below). So, once you are ready to delete the account, continue with any of the methods mentioned below.
Step 1: Launch the Notion app or web on your Windows or Mac computer and go to ‘Settings & Members’ from the left pane.
You will be taken to the Members section.
Step 2: Go to My account under the Account section from the left pane.
Step 3: Scroll down and under the Support section, choose ‘Delete my account.’
Step 4: In the pop-up, enter the email address and click the ‘Permanently delete account and [X] workspace’ button.
That’s it. You will immediately lose access to your Notion account and be logged out. Notion will remove all associated data along with Notion account from its servers.
Step 1: Launch the Notion app on your Android or iOS device and tap on the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select Settings. Under ‘Notifications & settings,’ scroll down and choose ‘Delete my account.’
Step 3: Type your email address in the pop-up and tap the ‘Delete account & [x] workspace’ button.
There you go. You will be logged out immediately, and all your workspace content, personal settings, and user information will be deleted. Additionally, you will be removed from the shared workspaces.
But what if you change your mind and want to restore your account? Well, you can. Continue reading to know how.
Can You Recover Deleted Notion Account
If you mistakenly deleted your Notion account, there is a way to recover it. Simply email to the Notion support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will assist you in restoring your account and regaining access to the platform.
It’s important to note that you must contact the Notion support team within 30 days of deleting your account to initiate the recovery process. Beyond this timeframe, Notion cannot assist you in recovering your deleted account. If you didn’t receive any response after emailing, try reaching out to Notion Support.
FAQs on Deleting Notion Account
Yes, you can create a new Notion account after deleting your previous one. In fact, you can use the same email to create a new account. Deleting your Notion account removes all your data and associated information, allowing you to start fresh with a new account if desired.
No, once you delete your Notion account, the associated username becomes permanently unavailable. If you want to create a new account, you must choose a different username.
Get Rid of Notion
Following the instructions outlined in this article, you can confidently delete your Notion account and free up your digital space. We hope this guide has helped assist you with deleting your Notion account.
Last updated on 11 July, 2023
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