How to Delete WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is an amazing communications platform, allowing you to connect with your friends and loved ones with ease. While the service provides plenty of features for free, including end-to-end-encryption, it is not considered a safe platform for your online privacy.

The following guide will explain how to delete your WhatsApp account and why should you do it.

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How Can WhatsApp Be Dangerous for your Online Privacy?

WhatsApp was bought by the social media giant, Facebook, in a deal that was worth $19 billion in 2014. The service is already in use by billions around the globe, and more users are being added to the list with each passing day.

Early users of WhatsApp will remember a notification they received every time they logged onto the communications platform. This notification stated that WhatsApp is free for a limited time and will turn into a paid service when this time period expires.

Over time, WhatsApp announced that it is canceling its plan to turn into a paid service and users can continue using freely for however long they want to. Many wondered how Facebook planned to monetize from a service they spent billions of dollars to purchase.

In recent developments, we have seen Facebook coming under controversies for sharing user data with third-parties without taking any form of consent. The service has slowly turned into an advertising company that sells data of all users to anyone who is willing to pay big bucks.

While the social media giant continues to be plagued with controversies concerning privacy violations, the other services attached to Facebook are also coming under scrutiny. The founders of WhatsApp, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, left working for the social media giant. Brian Acton is openly participating in the #deleteFacebook movement, while reports state that Jan Koum also left because of privacy intrusions into the popular communications platform.

There is a popular saying that “If you’re not buying the product, then you are the product.” Facebook certainly plans on using your data for its own financial benefits. It’s high-time for you to say no to any such activities. It’s time for you to delete WhatsApp once and for all!


How to Delete your WhatsApp Account?

There are different ways to delete your WhatsApp from your account. It depends on the device you’re using to delete it. The following methods will help you delete WhatsApp from your device:

For iOS:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp.

Step 2: Log into your account, if you aren’t already

Step 3: Log into your account, if you aren’t already

Step 4: Click Account

Step 5: Click “Delete my Account”

Step 6: Click “Delete my account” – it’s below the number field

Step 7: Click Next – leave any feedback if you want to

Step 8: Click “Delete my Account.”

Step 9: This will delete your account and all relevant data for good!

Step 10: Make sure to delete the WhatsApp app from your phone too!

For Android:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Log into your account, if you aren’t already

Step 3: Click the three-dots at the top corner of your screen

Step 4: Click “Settings”

Step 5: Click Account

Step 6: Click “Delete my Account”

Step 7:  Select your country when you are prompted to

Step 8: Then enter your phone number

Step 10: Click “Delete my account” – it’s below the number field

Step 11: Click Next – leave any feedback if you want to

Step 10: Click “Delete my Account.”

This will delete your account and all relevant data for good! Make sure to delete the WhatsApp app from your phone too!

Now that you know how to delete WhatsApp and stay safe from all its privacy violations, we suggest that you do the same with other platforms that have been known for sniffing your data.

Privacy is important for all of us. Make sure to remain secure on the web by following more guides mentioned below.

And that’s it! You’ve deleted your Facebook account (forever!)