Delete your Status profile
on Jun 14, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.

Status uses a peer-to-peer network that temporarily stores your profile information and data. Because of this decentralized network, there is no one-click way to delete your profile and all associated data.

Your Status profile is not saved on the blockchain or transmitted via the Ethereum network.

  • If you decide to stop using a profile, you can leave it inactive for at least 30 days. By doing so, the Status peer-to-peer network stops caching your information and the profile is irretrievably lost. You can always create a new Status profile.
  • Though your profile is lost, your wallet funds are not. Your wallet funds are safe and available if you know your recovery phrase.
  • The messages you sent are still accessible to the recipients, whether they are direct messages or messages in a group chat or community.
  • People still can see all information you display on your profile screen. For example, your profile name, photo, bio and linked social media.

Here are things you can do if you want to stop using a profile:

  1. Transfer assets out of your Status wallet.
  2. Inform your contacts that the profile is inactive.
  3. Edit your profile and remove your personal information.
  4. Remove your profile from the profile list on all your devices and leave it inactive for at least 30 days.
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