How to delete your LastPass account and permanently wipe saved logins

Jacob Lund/ShutterstockYou can delete your LastPass account by logging into your Vault and using your master password, or by having LastPass email you a link to delete your account without it.
  • To delete a LastPass account, you’ll need your email and the master password you created to log in to your Vault and confirm the account deletion.
  • You can delete a LastPass account without a master password by going to https://lastpass.com/delete_account.php and deleting your account through an emailed link.
  • When you decide to delete your LastPass account, your account data will be permanently and irreversibly erased.
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LastPass is a free online service that manages your multitude of passwords through encryption. It’s a useful service if you have multiple accounts and find it difficult to remember or securely store your various account logins. But it’s a service that’s increasingly being offered by web browsers themselves, making LastPass for some obsolete.

If you’re ready to delete your LastPass account, you can do it right from your computer, but the process will differ slightly depending on whether you know your master password, or if you’ve forgotten it. Either way, all that’s required is the email and, if you have it, the master password you used to register your account.

Here’s how to delete your LastPass account with and without your master password.

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How to delete your LastPass account with a master password

1. Go to LastPass.com in your preferred web browser.

2. Click the “Log In” button in the top right corner of your tab screen and enter your credentials.

3. Once redirected to your My LastPass Vault, select the dropdown menu next to your email in the upper right.

How to delete LastPass account 2Emma Witman/Business InsiderClick the dropdown menu below your email.

4. Select “Account Settings” from the dropdown.

5. In the pop-up window that appears, scroll to the “Account Information” section and select “My Account.”

How to delete your LastPass account 3Emma Witman/Business InsiderClick ‘My Account.’

6. Find the “Existing User” row and click the “Delete Account” button to the right of it.

How to delete your LastPass account 4Emma Witman/Business InsiderClick ‘Delete Account.’

7. A new window will open, granting you the option to “Delete” or “Reset.” Click Delete.

How to delete LastPass account 5Emma Witman/Business InsiderClick ‘Delete.’

8. Select “Yes” when a dialog box asks if you know your LastPass master password.

9. Enter your master password again before selecting “Delete.”

How to delete LastPass account 6Emma Witman/Business InsiderConsider exporting your LastPass data before deleting since it will be irretrievable once deleted.

10. Click “Yes” when asked to confirm the deletion.

How to delete your LastPass account without your master password

1. Go to lastpass.com/delete_account.php in a web browser on your computer.

2. Select the red and white “Delete” button.

3. Click “No” when a dialog box appears asking if you know your LastPass master password.

LastPass   Delete Your AccountAbbey White/Business InsiderIf you have your master password you can select ‘Yes’ when this window appears.

4. Type in your email address and hit “Send Email.”

How to delete LastPass account 7Emma Witman/Business InsiderClick ‘Delete.’

5. Go to your email inbox and find the message from LastPass titled “Confirm your request to delete your LastPass account.”

6. In the message, select the link to “permanently delete my LastPass account now.”

7. After being redirected to a “Delete Your Account” page, click the “Delete” button at the bottom and confirm your deletion.

How to delete LastPass account 10Emma Witman/Business InsiderYou have the option to export your data before deleting, which the service advises.
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