How to Delete a WhatsApp Account

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging apps in the world with countless features. The messaging platform owned by Meta has quickly replaced the traditional SMS and voice over the regular call.

However, if you think the platform is consuming your time and distracting you that much you can take some time off by uninstalling the app.

But if you think that is not enough you can delete your account from the server. Therefore, in this guide, you will learn how to delete a WhatsApp account on your Android and iOS [iPhone] devices.

How to Delete a WhatsApp account

How to Delete a WhatsApp Account on Android

You can follow the steps below to delete your WhatsApp account if you are using an Android phone.

  • Launch your WhatsApp.
  • Tap on your “Profile” icon at the top right.
  • Click on “Account.”
  • Tap “Delete Account.”
  • Type your “WhatsApp Phone Number.”
  • Scroll down and tap “Delete Account” in the red tint button.
  • WhatsApp will try to connect to the server to confirm your WhatsApp number.
  • You will be prompted to select the reason why want to delete your WhatsApp account. If there is no reason you can skip it and tap on “Delete.”
  • You will see a warning that “Deleting your WhatsApp Account” will delete your WhatsApp permanently from the server and you will no longer have access to WhatsApp until you choose to download,  install and create a new account on the platform.
  • To “Delete” your account you need to tap “Delete” and instantly your WhatsApp account will be deleted.

How to Delete WhatsApp Account on iPhone

For iPhone users, the steps to delete your WhatsApp account are detailed below.

  • Launch the “WhatsApp App” on your iPhone.
  • Tap “Settings” at the bottom right.
  • Click on “Account.”
  • Choose “Delete My WhatsApp.”
  • Type your “WhatsApp Phone Number.”
  • Tap “Delete my Account.”
  • Tap “Next” at the top right.
  • Click on “Delete My Account.”

Your WhatsApp account will be deleted and you will be prompted to create a new WhatsApp account again.

How to Delete WhatsApp Account on the Web

If you are using WhatsApp web you’d probably want to know how to delete your WhatsApp account on it if you are not currently with either your Android or iPhone. However, if you are using WhatsApp you can only log out of your account. But to delete your account, you’d need to use your mobile.

So, the steps below explain how to log out of your WhatsApp account on WhatsApp web [].

  • Go to “” and sign into your WhatsApp account by scanning the QR code with your WhatsApp scanner on your mobile phone.
  • Tap on the “3 dots” on the navigation next to “New Chat.”
  • Click on “Settings” from the drop menu.
  • Scroll down and select “Log Out.”

You will be logged out of your WhatsApp account on the web. However, this doesn’t delete your WhatsApp account yet. So, to delete your WhatsApp account you must reach out to your phone.

When You Delete WhatsApp Account Will Others Know

WhatsApp will not notify others or your friends and family on WhatsApp when you delete your WhatsApp account. However, they will no longer be able to send messages to you on WhatsApp. And at the same, your WhatsApp will no longer be searchable on WhatsApp.

But WhatsApp will still prompt other users who have your phone number to invite you to join WhatsApp whenever they are trying to search for your name or account on the platform.

If I Delete My WhatsApp Account How Will it Show in My Friends Phone

When you delete your WhatsApp account your friends will not be notified. However, your WhatsApp account will disappear from the WhatsApp server and from your friends list. But, when your friends attempt to search for your WhatsApp account using the same number you delete it will show the invite right in front of your number on the “Invite to WhatsApp” page.

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