How do I deactivate/delete my WhatsApp account?

A simple 7 step guide for solving this common WhatsApp problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Before you get started, be sure you have: Email address on the account, Password
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To deactivate the account log on with a new phone and it will deactivate it from the other phone as WhatsApp is only compatible for one phone at a time. Here is a guide to delete your WhatsApp account: Step 1: Be sure you have the latest update for WhatsApp
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Step 2: Go to "Settings"
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Step 3: Go to "Account"
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Step 4: Go to "Delete my Account"
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Step 5: Enter in your number
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Step 6: Click that you are certain to delete your WhatsApp account
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Step 7: Click "Delete my Account". You should be all set- hope this helps!
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Author: The GetHuman Team • January 15th, 2016

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of WhatsApp customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I deactivate/delete my WhatsApp account?; I wanted to check if my whatsapp web was being used within a specific period; How i get the copy of whatapp conversation for the police case purpose; Can i delete all the chats from a phone which is switched off by activating account on another device ?; How to delete my old WhatsApp account that i cannot to sign in due to my old sim card has been deactive; My contacts can't see my picture display from their what's up... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 7 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 22 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting WhatsApp. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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