How to Remove a WhatsApp Account

WhatsApp enables you to text friends and family members in a similar manner to your phone’s built-in texting application, but doesn’t rely on your texting plan to send and receive messages. Instead, the app uses either your cellular data plan or a Wi-Fi network, depending on how you have your phone set up and the available connections. If you’re ready to delete your WhatsApp account, you can do so through the app itself.

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Account controls are available within the WhatsApp application.
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Android

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Tap the WhatsApp icon to open the application.

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Touch the “Menu” button and select “Settings.” Choose “Account,” followed by “Delete My Account.”

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Enter your phone number and tap “Delete My Account” to confirm deletion.

iPhone

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Open the WhatsApp application by tapping its icon on your Home screen.

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Touch “WhatsApp Settings” to open the Settings menu. Select “Account.”

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Tap “Delete My Account,” and then enter your full phone number. Touch “Delete My Account” again to finish the process.

BlackBerry

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Open the WhatsApp application from the BlackBerry home screen.

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Open the “Settings” tab and select “Account.” Select “Delete My Account.”

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Type in your phone number and select “Delete My Account.”