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How To Delete Your WhatsApp Account

Slides & Instructions

WhatsApp-Delete Account from iOS. Step 1: Open WhatsApp app
WhatsApp-Delete Account from iOS. Step 2: Tap the settings gear on the bottom right
WhatsApp-Delete Account from iOS. Step 3: Tap account
WhatsApp-Delete Account from iOS. Step 4: Tap delete my account
WhatsApp-Delete Account from iOS. Step 5: Tap delete my account
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  • You can only delete your WhatsApp account from within the mobile app. You cannot delete the app from a computer browser. Follow the steps below.


  • Open WhatsApp


  • Tap the settings gear on the bottom right


  • Tap account


  • Tap delete my account


  • Tap delete my account


  • Remember, deletion is not an irreversible process. Your account will be gone and you can never get it back!

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Questions & Answers

Question:
What happens when I delete my WhatsApp account?
Answer:

Deleting your account will delete your account from WhatsApp, erase your message history, delete you from all of your WhatsApp groups and delete your Google drive backup. However, deletion does not affect the information other users have relating to you, such as their copy of the messages you sent them.

Question:
Once I initiate deletion how long will it take for my account to actually be deleted?
Answer:

Not long. It may take up to 90 days to delete data stored in backup systems, but, your information will not be accessible on WhatsApp during this time.

Question:
Is all my personal information removed from the WhatApp database when I delete my account?
Answer:

Yes and No. Copies of some material (e.g., log records) may remain in the WhatsApp database but are disassociated from personal identifiers. Plus, deleting your WhatsApp Account means your personal information shared from WhatsApp with the other Facebook companies will also be deleted.

Company Info

Here's some useful additional information you can use to reach out to the company with your concerns

  • Help Center
  • Email: support@whatsapp.com
  • Phone: 855-770-7790