WhatsApp today is like a lifeline to its users. With over 1 billion users, the chat app has become the first choice for almost everyone for exchanging texts, videos or audio clips.
WhatsApp makes you feel connected all the time and with the voice calling feature in it, now it has become easier to reach out to anyone at anytime. However, everything comes at a cost. The easy access to the chat app and its wide prevalence has made it a little annoying too. Along with the free and uninvited calls, the continuous incoming messages and those annoying family groups can get on your nerves sometimes. And not to forget: WhatsApp is one of the best ways used by your family members to keep an eye on you.
Deleting WhatsApp could be a little extreme, but then may be the extreme is what the doctor orders. In case, for some reason, you decide to purge WhatsApp from your life, here is what you should do.
Uninstalling the app doesn’t help. It only deletes the WhatsApp icon from your phone. All your messages will still come to WhatsApp servers and once you reinstall the app, they will be there. Also, you’ll still be a part of all those family groups and chats.
But there is a way to delete, completely delete, WhatsApp and here is how you should go about it.
1. Go to settings.
2. Tap on Account.
3. Next click on Delete my account.
4. You’ll be asked to enter your phone number on which the WhatsApp is registered. Enter the number and tap on deleting my account shown across the red background.
5. It’ll ask you to enter your region and the reason for quitting. This is optional. Tap on deleting my account and done. Your WhatsApp account is deleted now.
Now to access again, you will have to create a new WhatsApp account.