What Happens to Your Webflow Sites and Data When You Delete Your Account?

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Webflow is a popular web design platform that enables users to create visually stunning and responsive websites without writing code. However, if you decide to delete your Webflow account, you may wonder what happens to your sites and data. In this article, we will explore the various stages of data deletion and what you can expect when you remove your account from the Webflow platform.

Initiating the Webflow Account Deletion Process

To delete your Webflow account, you’ll need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Log in to your Webflow account.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Account Settings’ page.
  3. Scroll down to the ‘Delete Account’ section.
  4. Click on the ‘Delete Account’ button and confirm your decision.

Once you’ve initiated the deletion process, your account will be scheduled for permanent removal, and all associated data will be subject to deletion.

Immediate Effects of Deleting Your Webflow Account

As soon as you confirm your decision to delete your Webflow account, several things will happen:

  1. Loss of access: You will immediately lose access to your account and all associated sites, projects, and data.
  2. Site unpublishing: All published sites under your account will be unpublished and unavailable to visitors.
  3. Collaboration termination: If you’re collaborating with other users on Webflow projects, they will lose access to the projects you own.

Understanding these immediate consequences is essential before initiating the account deletion process.

Webflow Data Retention Period

Webflow maintains a data retention period of 30 days following the deletion of your account. During this time, your account data will still be stored on Webflow servers but remain inaccessible. This retention period is designed to provide a window of opportunity for users to recover their accounts in case they change their minds or accidentally delete them.

If you decide you want to reactivate your account within these 30 days, you can contact Webflow support to request account reactivation. However, once the 30 days have passed, the data will be permanently deleted, and there will be no way to recover your account, sites, or data.

Permanent Data Deletion

After the 30-day data retention period, all your account data will be permanently deleted from Webflow servers. This includes:

  1. Projects and sites: All website projects, design assets, and site data will be deleted.
  2. Forms and submissions: Any forms and submission data associated with your sites will be removed.
  3. Hosting and billing information: Your hosting plans and billing information will also be deleted.

It’s crucial to back up any essential data you may need before initiating the account deletion process since all data will be irretrievable after permanent deletion.

Things to Consider Before Deleting Your Webflow Account

Before deciding to delete your Webflow account, it’s essential to consider the following:

  1. Exporting your data: Be sure to export valuable data or assets, such as site designs, form submissions, and other related files.
  2. Transferring site ownership: If you’re collaborating with other users, you may want to move site ownership to them before deleting your account.
  3. Domain transfer: If you’ve purchased a domain through Webflow, transfer the domain to another domain registrar before deleting your account.


Deleting your Webflow account is an irreversible action that results in losing all your sites, projects, and data. It’s important to understand the immediate consequences, the data retention period, and the permanent deletion of your data.

Consider exporting essential assets, transferring site ownership, and moving domains to avoid losing your valuable content.

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