According to Wikipedia – WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service owned by Facebook, Inc.
It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
Are you suffering from information overload? Is using multiple chat services to stay in touch with friends and family starting to feel like a burden?
People who rarely use Facebook-owned WhatsApp and don’t envision using the service much going forward might be wondering whether they can nuke their account and all of the underlying data out of orbit.
The answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’.
How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account
Deleting your account
You can delete your account from within WhatsApp. Deleting your account is an irreversible process, which we can’t revert even if you perform it by accident.
To delete your account
- Open WhatsApp.
- Tap More options > Settings > Account > Delete my account.
- Enter your phone number in full international format and tap DELETE MY ACCOUNT.
- Select a reason for why you’re deleting your account in the dropdown.
- Tap DELETE MY ACCOUNT.
Deleting your account will
- Delete your account from WhatsApp.
- Erase your message history.
- Delete you from all of your WhatsApp groups.
- Delete your Google Drive backup.
If you delete your account:
- You can’t regain access to your account.
- It might take up to 90 days to delete data stored in backup systems. Your information isn’t accessible on WhatsApp during this time.
- It doesn’t affect the information other users have related to you, such as their copies of the messages you sent them.
- Copies of some materials such as log records may remain in our database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
- Your personal information shared with other Facebook Companies will also be deleted.