The very popular and very successful instant messaging application WhatsApp gives us the ability to send and receive messages, share location, pictures, video, audio, and contacts with friends and family without paying any overage bills for text messaging or using up all of your mobile data by using a Wi-Fi connection. One of the features is the groups it is multi conversations and it is very reliable for exchanging messages with more than one friend.
Anyway, someday you might want to uninstall WhatsApp for some reason, whether it is because of unwanted messages (although blocking is a better option in this case) or some technical problem with the app or on your mobile phone which requires you to delete your account.
Important note: if your phone number is changing, you do not have to delete your account; all you have to do is go into your settings to change your phone number. Deleting your account is irreversible, and it will cause you to lose all your messages unless you have them backed up to your phone or the cloud.
So, what is the optimal way to remove your account safely?
First, you have to be sure that your phone is connected to the internet. The procedure to delete your account is slightly different depending on your operating system, so we will tackle one at a time.
Uninstall WhatsApp on Android
If you just need to uninstall WhatsApp and reinstall because of a technical issue but don’t want to actually delete your account, first back up all of your chats in your WhatsApp settings. Then, start on your home screen and long press the WhatsApp icon until it starts vibrating, and tap the “x” and select “delete”. You can then reinstall the app from the Play Store and restore your chats.
To permanently delete your account, open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots to open the menu. Go to your settings and select “Account”, and then choose the option “delete my account”. Then, type in your phone number including the international area code (i.e. country code, for example the USA country code is +1). Confirm that you really want to permanently delete your account. Now you will just have to remove the WhatsApp icon from your home screen by tapping and holding the WhatsApp icon until it starts vibrating, and then tap on the “x” in the corner and select “delete”.
Uninstall WhatsApp on iPhone:
If you don’t want to delete your account and just need to do a reinstall, follow the directions above for Android devices and reinstall WhatsApp from the App Store.
To delete your WhatsApp account, you must have the last update for WhatsApp messenger installed on your iPhone. If don’t have the last version of WhatsApp, update it the way you normally update your apps. Then, open the WhatsApp menu and choose “Settings”, then “Chat Settings”. Select “delete my account” and confirm your mobile number with country code. Verify that you really want to irreversibly delete your account and all information associated with it. On your home screen, tap and hold until it starts to shake, tap the “x” and select “delete” to remove the WhatsApp icon.
Uninstall WhatsApp on BlackBerry:
If you don’t want to delete your account, to do a simple uninstall and reinstall, follow the instructions above for Android devices (you may have to reboot to complete the uninstall process) and reinstall WhatsApp from BlackBerry World.
If you want to permanently delete your account and chats, you must have the latest available update for WhatsApp installed on your BlackBerry. If you don’t have the latest version, update the app the way you normally update. Then, open the WhatsApp menu and choose “Settings” from the menu. Select the option “delete my account “. Enter your mobile number and confirm deletion. To remove the icon, choose the application by highlighting WhatsApp and delete it. Select “Reboot now” and confirm that you want to uninstall the application.
Uninstall WhatsApp on Nokia with Symbian:
To uninstall WhatsApp without deleting your account, follow the steps above for Android phones and reinstall WhatsApp from the official website, depending on your specific Nokia device.
To delete your WhatsApp account and all messages, open WhatsApp and open the WhatsApp menu. Select “Options”, then “delete account”. Enter your cell phone number including the international area code and select “Continue”. Confirm removal. To remove the WhatsApp icon, go to your home screen and press on the program list, then choose WhatsApp. If your phone has a keyboard, press the menu button then select “Uninstall”. If your phone is touch screen, touch and hold on the WhatsApp icon, and then select “Uninstall”.