As officially stated on its official website, you can delete your Whatsapp account from within WhatsApp. It is an irrevocable process, which we can’t revert even if you perform it by accident, it is recommended you do so with caution.
WhatsApp has undeniably grown to be one of the most used instant messaging platforms for communicating with friends, family, or even business clients and colleagues. Communication has always been something amazing even introverts become extroverts if they find someone who can communicate with them properly. In today’s world, means of communication between people is increasing exponentially.
However, there comes a time when you don’t feel the need to stay connected with the outside world. on some of such occasions, you may want to avoid some social apps and their notifications – even freezing them on your device. On other occasions, you’ll be geared towards uninstalling these applications. However, deleting an app from your device doesn’t erase the account created on that platform and all messages sent would be left for you view when next your account is logged in.
I guess you’re at that point where you just want to walk away from chatting on WhatsApp with intentions of never using the app in the future. If that’s your mind then this is a guide on how to delete your WhatsApp account.
WhatsApp is an instant messaging platform owned by Facebook. The cross-platform messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service began operation in May 2009. At the moment, WhatsApp boasts about having more than 2 billion users in over 180 countries. Having a WhatsApp account on your device allows you to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, as well as share images, documents, different media files to other WhatsApp users.
However, since to send messages on WhatsApp, all that’s required is to download the app and activate your mobile number (as there is no username, ID, or Pin associated with the messaging app) which would be used to contact the user. Anyone with your mobile number can easily send you a message and you get it in real-time. This is amazing as you would easily receive information in real-time.
It doesn’t guarantee you’re not going to find something embarrassing on the platform. Although it is easy to block and unblock offensive persons, amongst other privacy options, an individual who is bent on getting on your nerves can keep registering new numbers to continue their course. At this point, you might just want to delete your WhatsApp account. Anyways, this is how to delete your WhatsApp account.
How to delete your WhatsApp account
Deleting a WhatsApp account can only be done from inside the WhatsApp app with the number you want to delete from WhatsApp. Simply follow the steps below;
- On your mobile device, tap to open WhatsApp.
- Tap on the three dots at the upper-right corner to reveal a dropdown.
- Select “Settings”.
- From the WhatsApp settings screen, tap on “Account”.
- Now, tap on “Delete my account”.
- Input your “phone number”. It should be the number registered on your device.
- Tap on “Delete my account.
- Select the reason why you want to delete your account.
- Tap on “Delete my account”.
- You should now see a warning on the cons of deleting your WhatsApp account. Tap on “Delete my account”.
Your account would now be deleted. Although deleting your account is a very easy process, WhatsApp requires you to confirm your decision over and again. Although it might seem annoying at first, WhatsApp does this to ensure you are sure of what you’re doing.
Once you successfully delete your WhatsApp account, all data related to your account would be gone forever. Even if you wish to reopen your WhatsApp account once more, you’ll need to create a new account from scratch with all database details lost.