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How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account

To delete your WhatsApp account, you need to request account deletion through the WhatsApp app on your cell phone. After that, your account should be closed immediately.

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Walkthrough to Delete Your WhatsApp Account

Delete your WhatsApp account in 6 easy steps.

1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone

Search for and click the WhatsApp application on your phone to access it.

2. Access settings

Once in the app, click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner.

WhatsApp three-dot icon

Then click “Settings.”

WhatsApp Settings button

3. Access account settings

Once in the settings menu, select the “Account” option.

WhatsApp Settings - "Account"

Click “Delete Account.”

WhatsApp Settings - "Delete Account"

4. Enter your phone number

Enter the phone number and country code associated with your WhatsApp account.

Then, click the red “Delete Account” button.

WhatsApp "Delete this account" - entering phone number

5. Give a reason for deleting your WhatsApp account

Select the reason why you want to delete your WhatsApp account.

Click “Delete Account.”

WhatsApp "Delete this account" - reason for deleting account

6. Click “Delete account”

You will be directed to the final information screen, where you will be notified that deleting your WhatsApp account is a permanent process and cannot be reversed. Once you click on the “Delete account” button, there is no turning back.

Click the “Delete Account” button to permanently delete your WhatsApp account.

WhatsApp "Delete this account" - last step to delete account

Congratulations! You have now successfully deleted your WhatsApp account!

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