How to delete whatsapp account [permanently]
how to delete whatsapp account

If you want to know how to delete whatsapp account permanently then this is the right place for you.

You may have decided to delete your Whatsapp account after hearing about the new privacy update of whatsapp.

Maybe many of my friends have also uninstalled WhatsApp directly from their phones. But this is not the right way to delete WhatsApp account.

This 2021 new privacy update has caused frustration for many WhatsApp users.
I think still there are many persons exist who don’t want to fall their privacy at risk.

And this is exactly the reason why many Whatsapp users are thinking to switch to another messaging app.

By the way, you may be thinking about what will happen with your whatsapp data after deleting your whatsapp account.

Ok! Don’t worry I also include this information in this article. So stay with me till the end to know more about this. 

How to delete whatsapp account?

  • First, open whatsapp and then Tap on three-dot For More options.

How to delete whatsapp account [permanently]

  • Now select settings > Account > Delete My account.

How to delete whatsapp account [permanently]

  • Now enter your mobile number and tap on the red Delete my account button. Also, you will find to change your whatsapp number option. If you want then you can change your number.

How to delete whatsapp account [permanently]

  • In the next window, it will ask you the reason. Just select a reason why you are deleting your whatsapp account. Now tap on DELETE MY ACCOUNT.

How to delete whatsapp account [permanently]

  • Again you will enter a warning page. Read it and tap on DELETE MY ACCOUNT. That’s it.

How to delete whatsapp account from another phone?

Friends, unfortunately, if your phone goes lost or stolen and you want to delete your whatsapp account then what to do?

You can delete your whatsapp account from the lost/stolen phone. There are two methods to do that. Follow the below guide to know more.

First Method:

As soon as possible call your mobile provider to lock your sim card. After that processes use a new sim card with the same mobile number on a new phone.

Now you can easily activate your whatsapp account on your new device. This is the fastest way to delete your whatsapp account from a stolen phone.

Because whatsapp only activated with one phone number on one device at a time.

Second Method:

The second method is lengthy because it can take up to 7 to 30 days to delete your whatsapp account.

In this process, you can contact Whatsapp's help center by sending an email.

Send a new email to support@whatsapp.com

Write Lost/Stolen: Please deactivate my account in the body of the messages.

Enter your phone number in full international format associated with your whatsapp account. For example: +91 XXXXXXXXXX (Indian number).


What happens when you delete whatsapp account?

  • You can’t access your account again.
  • Your all whatsapp messages will be deleted.
  • Your account will be removed from all joined whatsapp groups.
  • Your Google drive backup storage also be deleted.
  • Whatsapp will take 90 days to delete your whatsapp information fully. As per whatsapp, copies of your information will remain after the 90 days in the backup. But in this time period, you can’t access your data. Also, you can’t restore your account again.
  • As per the whatsapp FAQ page, your information that will be shared with Facebook will also be deleted.

FAQ’s on how to delete whatsapp account

Friends, below I added some questions with answers related to this topic. That will help my readers to know more about this topic.

If you have any better suggestions you can comment below to improve this information.

Q1. If I delete my whatsapp account can I reactivate it?

Friends if you delete your whatsapp account permanently then you can’t reactivate it. You can create a new whatsapp account with the same mobile number.

Q2. How to delete whatsapp contact?

  • First, open whatsapp on an android phone and then go to the chats tab.
  • Now tap and hold on to the contact's name.
  • Now tap on three-dot and select view contact.
  • Again you will find three-dot, just select view in the address book.
  • Now tap on the More option and select delete contact.

Q3. How can I delete my Whatsapp account without Whatsapp?

Friends if you want to delete your whatsapp account without whatsapp then you must have an email address.

Just send an email to support@whatsapp.com with this body message Lost/Stolen: Please deactivate my account. Also, include your mobile number with country code.

In between 7-30 working days, your whatsapp account will be deleted. For more information, you can check the whatsapp FAQ page.

Q4. If I delete my whatsapp account will my messages be deleted?

As per whatsapp if you delete your whatsapp account then your messages also be deleted. You can’t regain access to it.

But if you just uninstall your whatsapp from your phone then your messages still remain. When you reinstall whatsapp then you can get back your whatsapp messages.

The best way to get back all chats and media details by time to time backup.

Final Word

So friends I think you must like this step-by-step tutorial on how to delete a whatsapp account.

For your privacy reason or any other causes, you can easily delete your whatsapp account by following this guide without any problem.

If you face any problem don’t forget to comment me below. I will try to solve your problem as soon as possible.

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