How to delete your WhatsApp account

How to delete your WhatsApp account

When the mode of communication transitioned from SMS to an online chat messenger, the biggest player that came to the party was WhatsApp.

Whatsapp Messenger is the most popular instant messaging app in the market today. Now a part of the Facebook ecosystem, Whatsapp offers multiple functionalities to users including the ability to create and talk in groups, host video calls, send media and enjoy end-to-end conversations across the platform.

Whatsapp started off as a simple free-to-use ‘Instant Messaging’ app, which soon rose to popularity and eventually ended up replacing the standard messaging app on our phones. Recently, Whatsapp also rolled our business-centric features, including a Whatsapp for business app, making the product a versatile and must-have app on all smartphones. Today, Whatsapp is the most downloaded messenger and is available as a free download on iOS, Android, and even PCs.

There may come a situation where you may be changing your device, ir you may feel that Whatsapp is not useful to you anymore. Before you can delete the app, what you should do is delete your Whatsapp account.

In this tutorial, we will guide you, step by step, on how you can easily delete your Whatsapp account.

Step 1. Open the Whatsapp messenger app on your smartphone.


How to delete your WhatsApp account


Step 2. Next, open the Whatsapp settings from the toolbar.


How to delete your WhatsApp account


Step 3. From the Whatsapp settings menu, tap on the accounts option.


How to delete your WhatsApp account


Step 4. Tap on the Delete Account button to start the procedure.


How to delete your WhatsApp account


Confirm the operation and your Whatsapp account will be deleted. Keep in mind, however, that once deleted, you will also lose all the chats and media associated with it unless you have manually taken a backup of the same.

Deleting your Whatsapp account also does the following –

  1. It deletes your account info and profile photo
  2. Deletes you from all Whatsapp groups
  3. Deletes your message history on the current device.
  4. Deletes your payment history and cancels any pending payments.

If you do not have Whatsapp on your device, you can download it from the links below.

Whatsapp for Android – Click Here

Whatsapp for iOS – Click Here

Whatsapp for PC – Click Here