Apple Says Apps Must Offer a Way To Delete Your Account Starting In Early 2022


Apple says that as of January 31st, 2022, all applications will need to offer people a method of deleting their accounts. This applies to all iOS, iPadOS and macOS apps. Engadget reports:

The company announced this requirement alongside other App Store guideline changes at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of a push to give users more control over their data. As The Verge notes, Apple is only requiring developers to let people “initiate deletion of their account from within the app,” so apps might send you to a website or even a chat with an agent before you can actually close your account.