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How To Delete Your WhatsApp Account

How To Delete Your WhatsApp Account

Social networks can be very helpful. But they are often the open door to your privacy. Here’s how to delete your WhatsApp account.

Share The most popular news service used by millions of people around the world. Just because it is so popular does not guarantee that it is the best. Not to mention that it now belongs to Facebook, which raises concerns about personal data collection.

This last point is important to you and if you want to delete your WhatsApp account today, you will be glad to know that the process is very easy. Here is exactly what you need to do Delete your WhatsApp account permanently.

Delete your WhatsApp account

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap Account, then Delete My Account.
  4. You must enter your password for verification.
  5. You will be asked to provide a reason for deleting your account.

Please download your data before deleting

Since deleting a WhatsApp account is permanent, you may want to recover your data, such as your chat histories. You can download all the media files of your conversations.

To do this:

  1. Open the WhatsApp dialog you want to export.
  2. Tap the name of the conversation above. On Android, you have to go through the icon with three dots.
  3. Tap Export Chat. On Android, Additional Options> More> Export Chat.
  4. Choose whether or not you want to add media files such as photos and videos.
  5. A compressed file will be created with the entire conversation, which you can save on your phone or send to an email address.
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Request your data from WhatsApp

Those who are concerned about their privacy and what kind of data WhatsApp may have collected before deleting their account may request a copy of that data from the company. This feature was put in place to reassure users following the Cambridge Analytics scandal, which shows that personal data is rarely collected.

If you want to verify it yourself, you can easily request it:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then go to Account> Request Account Information.
  3. Tap the request statement.

According to WhatsApp, processing a report request can take up to three days and is available to the user. So don’t worry about it immediately. That being said, it will alert you when the application is ready. When it is:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Require Account> Account Information.
  3. Tap the download report.
  4. You can email the save report on your smartphone by selecting Export Report> Export.