Welcome to this guide, where we are going to see how you can delete your Metamask accounts, and how to do it step by step.
If you have come this far, it is possible that you can’t find the option to delete any of your Metamask accounts, and this is the question we are going to solve.
Metamask allows us to create multiple accounts using the Chrome extension and with the same seed phrase. These accounts have the same seed phrase, and have been created by going to the top right, clicking on create account and creating a new account, which usually appear as Account2, Account3, etc. if you have not given it a name. If you have created more than one account in this way, they are all linked, by using the same recovery phrase/seed phrase to access them.
If you want to delete any of these accounts, either because you have created many or because you no longer use any of them, I am sorry to say that this is not possible. The only solution to this is to remove the extension, and replace the seed phrase.
Above all, if you are going to do this, make sure you have the correct recovery phrase, otherwise you could lose your funds.
You will need to uninstall the extension or in the case of your mobile phone the application and reinstall it. When you reinstall it, you will have to enter the seed phrase or recovery phrase, and you will see that only the first account appears. If you click on create account, you will be able to add the accounts you previously had linked to that recovery phrase.
Note that deleting and reinstalling does not delete the account you created. When you create an account, an address is generated and cannot be deleted. All you do is stop seeing the extra accounts you have added when you restart your Metamask app or extension.
Which accounts can we delete?
I have good news, and that is that the accounts that you have imported using the private key or JSON, such as Ledger or Trezor, can be removed without the above process.
As you can see below, in my case with the Ledger account linked to Metamask, when I click on the 3 dots, I get the option to remove account. And by clicking here, and remove, the Metamask account will be deleted.
Remember that we would not delete the account, we would simply no longer have access to it and see it with the extension. To see it again, we would have to import it the same way we did in the past. Either through private keys or by connecting your hardware wallet with metamask.
I hope it has helped you to solve the doubt of how to delete accounts in Metamask in an easy way and the different alternatives. Remember that if you don’t have an account with binance, you can create one just below.
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