Upwork, formerly called Elance-oDesk, is an American freelancing platform that connects businesses with freelancers, independent talent, and agencies around the globe. In this post, we show exactly how to delete your Upwork account. Depending on your reasons for deleting your account, you might want to have things done as quickly as possible. The good thing is that Upwork allows you to delete your account in a few simple steps.
Once you create an Upwork Freelancer account and you’ve decided that you want to stop using it, you can delete your account in just a few clicks on the right buttons:
How to delete your account on the website
The easiest way to achieve this is by logging into your Upwork account in a web browser either on desktop or mobile as all the options appear as soon as you log in.
Step 1: Visit the Upwork official page, which can be accessed by going to Upwork.com
Step 2: Login by entering your username and password on the login form.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Settings.
Step 4: Then click Account
Step 5: Select Delete Account.
Step 6: Re-enter your username and password on the next page.
Step 7: Click on Continue.
Once you’ve done this, your Upwork account will be deactivated. Keep in mind that once you complete these steps, your Upwork account won’t be deleted right away. It’ll be deactivated for few days, during which time you’ll have the option to reactivate your account before it’s permanently deleted. You’ll also receive an email to your contact address confirming the deactivation.
How to delete your account on the App:
Step 1: Now, log in to your Upwork account using the mobile app.
Step 2: Click your profile Placeholder and select Settings from the menu.
Step 3: Below your username, select Account.
Step 4: Click Deactivate your Account.
Step 5: Read the messages and select Deactivate.
Step 6: You’ll be prompted to re-enter your password and then you can click the deactivate button the last time after which you uninstall the app from your phone. Unfortunately, you can’t delete your account permanently from the Upwork app, you have to follow the steps above.
Another way to delete your account is to contact Upwork support and if you want to get it done as soon as possible, you’re going to visit the support page.
Step 1: Scroll to the Help & Support Centre by clicking on the Setting & Privacy.
Step 2: Then, select an option relating to account delete, tell them what your issue is by sending them a message saying “I want to close my account” and then press submit.
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How to Recover your Upwork account
Step 1: Go to the Upwork website on your Desktop, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
Step 2: Click Log In.
Step 3: Log in with your old username and password.
Step 4: Click Yes when Upwork asks if you’d like to reactivate your account.
Step 5: Click OK.
Step 6: Upwork will send you an email when your account has been reactivated. When it has been, Log In to the account.
If you want to permanently delete your Upwork account, then wait 30 days. After that time period, your account will be removed from the website and you’ll no longer be able to reactivate it back.
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