Easy Way to Remove Craigslist Posts from My Account

Easy Way to Remove Craigslist Posts from My Account

By using Craigslist, people can advertise their stuffs or services for sale. They put thousands of posts every day. The site allows staying classified on the page for certain time period. After decided time period, they automatically removed from Craigslist. However, it hasn't an option to mark an item as sold out.

Hence, it is difficult to segregate them from new advertisements. For the sake of this, it is required to remove old posting. Removing outdated posting provides more space to other post and gives clear look to your account page. By following steps, you can delete unwanted posts:

Instructions to Remove Craigslist Posts from My Account

  1. First you have to login to your account by Craigslist.org. Click on “My Account” link appearing at the upper left corner of the page.
  2. Insert your email address and password which you use to connect with your account. Click on “Login” button after that and the screen will show a page with your active account.
  3. Search for a post you want to delete, by scrolling on the list of advertisements located on the page. Click on the “Manage” button located next to the post. The page will open with whole classified as you had posted earlier. 
  4. Click on the “Delete this Posting” at the bottom of the page. Within few minutes, your post will disappear from the site.
  5. If you do not active Craigslist account, you can delete the ad also from email you received at the time of creating a post. 
  6. There is another way besides above mentioned ways. You may use “Resent” option to receive email further. This option is useful when you do not have an account or old email.
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  • Anonymous
    July 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM | Permalink

    CL maintains a history of ads posted. Is there a way to remove ads from their history page?

  • January 10, 2015 at 6:01 AM | Permalink

    That only removes the ad from the website. How do you remove sold items from your Craigslist account page? I can's seem to remove them and they are stacking up, making management somewhat difficult.


  • January 13, 2015 at 11:38 AM | Permalink

    You cant. Craigslist owns it. Same applies to Facebook

  • January 17, 2015 at 6:48 AM | Permalink

    Thanks Jason, I kind of figured that would be the answer. Kind of pointless though.

  • July 21, 2017 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

    You can sign up for a new account. Then you'll have no post history.

    Actually, here's a better way. Use something like GuerillaMail to change the email of your account to a GuerillaMail temporary/disposable email address. Then your original email address will not be connected to any Craigslist account anymore. And your old account will be lost and forgotten for all time.

    So then, you can simply sign up to Craigslist again using your old email.

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