How do I close my PayPal account?

You can keep your account open if you think you might want to use PayPal in the future. There's no fee to keep your account open and you can use it as often or as little as you wish.

You won’t be able to re-open your PayPal account once it's closed. Any pre-approved payments or incomplete transactions will be cancelled. You'll need to withdraw any balance and resolve any issues or limitation before you can close your account.

Here’s how to close your account:

  1. Go to your Settings Profile Icon.
  2. Click Close your account under "Account options".
  3. Follow the instructions on the the page.