(Certain info, like endorsements and followings, are lost for good).
Contact Customer Service and confirm your email address to do so.
Linked In provides a link to contact them on the bottom of every page or call 650-687-3555.
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.
We'll spell out the differences for each account, as needed.) Also, sometimes legality prevents a service from deleting everything you've posted publicly in the past, so remnants of your time there could remain in perpetuity.
This list includes the big-name sites most people use.
For now at least, your master Microsoft account signs in to everything Microsofty, from and Skype to Xbox Live and Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions.
How you access your account depends on what site or service you enter, but there is a close account page.
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.
Linked In It could be argued that Linked In is the most useful social network around, especially for job networking. In fact, Linked In specifically suggests that if you have multiple accounts, you should close all but one to consolidate.
To close an account, log in via a desktop browser and click the thumbnail pic in the upper right to access Account: Settings & Privacy. Look for a link called "Closing your Linked In Account" under Subscriptions.
Sadly, not all websites and social networks and online retailers are created equal when it comes to breaking up.