How do I delete/destroy a Heroku application?

Issue

You'd like to delete an application from the Heroku platform.

Resolution

To delete an application, use either the Heroku Dashboard or CLI to accomplish this task. Please note, deleting an application via either method is irreversible.

CLI

Use the command heroku apps:destroy to permanently delete an application.

For more options, please review our Dev Center article for destroying an application:
https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli-commands#heroku-apps-destroy

Dashboard

  • Visit the Settings tab of the application in your Heroku Dashboard
  • Select the option to "Delete app..." at the bottom of the page.

For questions regarding the location of Personal applications and Team-owned applications, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the context switcher.

The following Dev Center article explains how to navigate between the two entities:
https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-dashboard#navigating-the-dashboard

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