Delete All Saved Reddit Links

Delete all saved links from your Reddit account automatically with Python and PRAW.

If you’re like me, then you have a lot of saved Reddit posts. This can get taxing after a while, so sometimes you just need to clean house and get rid of them all. There’s not an easy way to do this directly from Reddit. There are some websites which can interface with your Reddit account for managing your posts and saved content, but that’s just another third party service you’re giving your info to.

Thankfully, Reddit provides a pretty good API, and the PRAW (“Python Reddit API Wrapper”) module provides a great way to create scripts to manipulate your account.

When using PRAW, the first thing you’re going to need to do is register an API application with Reddit. This will give you a Client ID and Client Secret which need to be given to PRAW when you intialize. Instructions for this can be found in the PRAW documentation. Once you have this info, you can use the script below to delete all your saved posts.

The script can be used like so:

$ python delete_saved.py CLIENT_ID CLIENT_SECRET PASSWORD USERNAME

The script will get up to 1000 of your saved posts, and delete them from your Reddit account. If you have more than 1000 saved posts, you can run the script multiple times.

This script is adapted from an older version I found on Github a while back, but I can’t seem to find the link.