WhatsApp is used by millions of users across the globe. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has played a crucial role during the pandemic in helping everyone on the platform connect with others at the time when they could not meet physically. Virtual meetup has become a thing now and the trend could be followed forever hereafter. Also Read - Govt brings Sandes instant messaging app to counter WhatsApp
There has been a lot of confusion around the new policy and that led many quit the popular messaging app and join other alternative platforms such as Signal and Telegram. If you also want to quit WhatsApp, there’s a way to delete the account forever. If you want to deactivate you WhatsApp account temporarily, well, then that’s not what you can do.
WhatsApp provides an option to delete your account permanently, but there’s no way you can deactivate your account temporarily. On that note, let us check the step-by-step guide to delete your WhatsApp account permanently.
How to delete WhatsApp account: 5 simple steps
Step 1: Open WhatsApp account
Step 2: Head over to Settings menu > Account > Delete my account
Step 3: Enter your mobile number in full international format and select Delete my Account option
Step 4: Select a reason as to why you wish to delete the account
Step 5: Tap on Delete my Account option
WhatsApp notes that “it may take up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete your WhatsApp information.”