How Do I Delete My Whatsapp Account?

You may have been an avid WhatsApp user, but now you've decided to delete your account. Whatever your reasons, the process to deleting your account is simple. You just need to go to "Settings" in your app to delete your account. Once you've confirmed you want to delete, all your message history will be erased from the platform and your Google Drive back-up. Family and friends who try to contact your via the app will be notified the account is no longer active.

WhatsApp allows users to talk to family and friends around the world using a Wi-Fi connection instead of mobile data. As a WhatsApp user, you may have found an app that works better, or you no longer need your WhatsApp account. How do you delete your WhatsApp account? You can get information and assistance from WhatsApp user support here, and below are steps to take to delete your account.

Top Reasons People are Deleting WhatsApp

Your reasons for deleting WhatsApp can vary depending on why you had the app and how you used it. Below are some main reasons people have been deleting their WhatsApp accounts:

  1. Privacy: when WhatsApp was bought by Facebook, many people were concerned about privacy issues when using the app.
  2. Contact List: WhatsApp wants to have access to your phone's contact list whether those individuals use the app or not.
  3. Tracking: The app keeps track of your use by tracking how long you're interacting, how frequently you use the app and when you use the app.
  4. Scammers: WhatsApp has become a go-to app for individuals trying to scam others. This has turned a lot of users away from the platform.
  5. Other Options: There are a variety of other options available that people feel more comfortable using.

What Happens When You Delete Your WhatsApp?

The first thing you may be wondering is what will happen to your data/account once you delete it. When you delete your WhatsApp account, all your message history will be deleted from both the app and your Google Drive account. You also will not be able to get immediate access back to your account if you delete it. Your account will no longer be active; therefore, you cannot use it to communicate. Family and friends who contacted you this way will no longer be able to reach you through the app. When they try to contact you through WhatsApp, they will receive a message that your account is no longer active. If you want to reactivate your account, it could take up to 90 days to fully reactivate your WhatsApp account.

How to Delete Your WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Select "More options" in your app.
  3. Go to 'Settings."
  4. Scroll to your account or the account you wish to delete.
  5. Select "Delete my account."
  6. Enter the phone number associated with your account.
  7. Select the reason for deleting your account that best matches why you want to delete WhatsApp.
  8. Touch "Delete my account" to confirm you wish to delete.

Regardless of your reasons for wanting to delete your WhatsApp, there are steps you can take. For more information or assistance, contact WhatsApp customer support here.

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