How to permanently delete your WhatsApp account
WhatsApp is used by millions of users around the world. The Facebook-owned messaging platform played a crucial role during the pandemic in helping everyone on the platform connect with others when they couldn’t physically meet. Virtual dating has become a thing now and the trend could be followed forever. Also Read – WhatsApp COVID-19 Relief Efforts: How To Get Resources During The Pandemic
There has been a lot of confusion around the new policy and it has led many people to leave the popular messaging app and join other alternative platforms such as Signal and Telegram. If you also want to quit WhatsApp, there is a way to delete the account forever. If you want to temporarily deactivate your WhatsApp account, that’s not what you can do.
WhatsApp offers an option to permanently delete your account, but under no circumstances can you temporarily deactivate your account. On that note, let’s take a step-by-step guide to permanently delete your WhatsApp account.
How to delete a WhatsApp account: 5 easy steps
Step 1: Open a WhatsApp account
2nd step: Go to the Settings> Account> Delete my account menu
Step 3: Enter your mobile number in full international format and select the Delete my account option
Step 4: Select a reason why you want to delete the account
Step 5: Tap the Delete my account option
WhatsApp notes that “it may take up to 90 days for your WhatsApp information to be deleted from the start of the deletion process.”