What you get here is the option to delete your You Tube —it won't kill the required Google account.But it will obliterate all the videos on the channel, including videos you may have purchased!Microsoft promise that it "deletes all the data associated" if you do so—but that takes 60 days, during which time you can reopen it, if you still have the account security info. You can't delete the account until you've canceled any premium (paid) services or subscriptions you have with Microsoft Commerce while logged in. Skype It used to be impossible to kill a Skype account, but you can reportedly now do it via an online chat with Skype representatives.Plus, Microsoft lists other things you should do first, like use up your Skype credit and reset your automatic replies on It's only possible if you're logged into the site, so they can tell it's you.Sadly, not all websites and social networks and online retailers are created equal when it comes to breaking up.With some, it takes only a couple of clicks to say goodbye.
Microsoft Your Microsoft account has previously gone by other names, such as Windows Live ID, MSN log-in, . Sticking with branding is not a strong suit in Redmond.If you forge ahead through your veil of tears, Facebook will ask you to specify why you're leaving, then opt-out of future emails, agree to delete any apps or pages you've developed, and hit confirm. Facebook will leave you alone, but there's the option to reactivate.To fully delete an account, go to the Delete My Account page. After 30 days—the grace period for you to return—the account and data is deleted. Note that Vine, the hobbled six-second video-sharing service owned by Twitter, is also matched to your Twitter account, so deleting Twitter deletes your Vine.For a few sites, if you stop paying for the service, the site cuts ties fairly quickly. Even after you follow all the required steps, some sites never quite leave you alone, with vestiges of your relationship around forever.No matter what you call it—deleting, canceling, removing—when you want to be rid of an online account, many sites don't make it easy.