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 WhatsApp Account on iOS

To delete WhatsApp Account on iOS follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and Log in to your account if you aren't already
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  3. Tap setting and then tap account
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  5. Select delete my account. Upon selecting delete my account it will ask for your mobile number on which your WhatsApp Account is registered. Enter the number to proceed.
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Caution:

Deleting WhatsApp will delete your account information, profile picture.It will remove you from all WhatsApp group that you had joined. Further more, it willdelete the message history from your phone and your iCloud Backup of WhatsApp.

How to Delete WhatsApp Account on Android

To delete WhatsApp Account on Android follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp, log-in to your account (if you haven't already) and click on the three dots icon which are located on the top left corner of the screen (refer to the image).
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  3. Tap Setting.
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  5. Tap Delete my account.
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  7. It will ask for your number. Enter your number to proceed
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Caution: Deleting WhatsApp Account will delete all data associated with your account including all messages, images, video, app data and WhatsApp Google Drive Backup

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