How to Delete A Character AI Character [Solved]

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of AI characters you’ve created on Character AI and looking for a way to declutter your digital space?

In this post, I will show you how to effectively delete a Character AI character, even though the platform doesn’t provide a straightforward deletion feature.

Learn how to manage your Character AI creations and maintain your privacy by following a simple step-by-step process.

Let’s dive in!

What Are Character AI Characters?

Character AI Home Screen
Source: Character AI

Character AI is a chatbot platform that lets users converse with AI versions of fictional and real-life characters.

The platform is filled with a vast library of AI characters created by the developers and users of the platform.

I have been using Character AI for a few months.

Some of my favorite existing characters include Hyperglot (language learning), Socrates, and SM64 Mario.

One of the best parts about Character AI is simply exploring the creative, hilarious, and terrifying bots that other users have made.

If you want to learn more about how to create your own, check out my Character AI Tips and Tricks guide, which walks through the process step by step.

So once you have created a few – or a couple hundred – characters, there’s a handful of reasons you might start thinking about getting rid of some of your bots.

Why Delete A Character AI Bot?

Character AI Delete Character Policy
Character AI deletion policy

For seasoned Character AI users, you might reach the point where you have simply lost count of the number of characters you have created.

Not to mention all the conversations you have had with them.

Removing a character is purely an organizational concern.

For other users, Character AI privacy is very important.

It is possible to create or edit an existing character so that they are private and only visible to you.

Character AI character visibility
Set visibility to Private

However, you might not trust Character AI’s security or data policy.

You also might not want any of your characters or chats associated with them to be associated with your account or real-life identity.

Can You Remove A Character AI Created Character?

Yes, you can delete a Character AI that you created.

However, it is not as simple as clicking a delete button.

The Character AI development team has acknowledged this shortcoming.

With how valuable human chat data is to AI model training, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the lack of a delete option is a feature and not a bug.

Also: Character AI Alternatives

How To Delete A Character AI Character

To remove a specific Character AI bot that you created, we are going to edit all of the character’s information.

First, select the character that you want to delete.

Character AI Character Editor
Character AI Character Editor

Go to the chat message history and delete all your prior conversations.

Character AI Delete Character Step 1
Remove messages

Then, go to the edit screen for the character.

Next, you will delete all the existing information about your character, including its name and any descriptions that you added.

Finally, add in some filler text to the required fields. I simply type in ‘—’ because you must enter at least three characters into the form.

Character AI Delete Character Step 2
Replace everything with placeholder text

You have now successfully removed your character.

Alternatively, you can create a brand-new character instead of replacing your character’s name and description with placeholder text.

Repurposing the character slot will prevent a build-up of deleted characters in your account.

Also: Character AI Statistics: Growth & User Behavior


How do you delete characters in character AI?

Replace the name and any description details of the character you wish to delete with placeholder text.

Alternatively, you can overwrite the character with a name and details for a new character you wish to create.

Character AI does not have the option to delete a character. But this method will effectively remove a character.

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About the Author

Andrew has over 10 years of experience in advising businesses on growth marketing and strategy. He earned his MBA from NYU Stern with a concentration in data analytics and marketing. Andrew is based out of New York and currently consults Fortune 500 clients and startups on data science projects, digital marketing, and finance.

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