Deleting Chrome Web Store developer accounts

This page describes how to delete a CWS account—either a developer or group publisher account.

About account deletion

Items in the Chrome Web Store are associated with developer and publisher accounts. There are a few things you need to understand before you delete an account:

  • Account deletion is permanent. There is no "undo" for this action.
  • You can't delete an account that still has published items. If you have published items, make sure to unpublish them before you try and delete the account.
  • Group publisher accounts can only be deleted by the owner or manager of the associated Google Group.

How to remove a store listing item

Visit the developer dashboard. Click the item you want to remove from the store, so that the edit page for that item appears. Then click the "more options" icon in the top right-hand corner and select Unpublish. Your listing will no longer be visible in the store.

Screenshot of how to unpublish an item

How to delete a developer account

To delete a developer account, first make sure you've unpublished any published items. Then, go to the Developer Account section on the Chrome Web Store Developer Dashboard:

The account deletion field in the developer dashboard.

Click Delete developer account to permanently delete the developer account.

How to delete a group publisher account

To delete a group publisher account, select it using the "Publisher" pulldown at the top of the account page, then proceed as described above. Make sure that you have unpublished any items associated with the group publisher account.

With the group publisher account selected, you'll see a Group publisher account section:

image showing the group publisher deletion field

Click Delete group publisher account to permanently delete the group publisher account.