3 Ways To Delete/Deactivate Your Whatsapp Account

Delete or Deactivate WhatsApp account on Any device or Platform. A comprehensive and Short tutorial to do it easily.
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Making an account on Whatsapp is easiest, and many people think that uninstalling Whatsapp will delete their account. But this assumption is totally incorrect. 

So if you are looking to delete or deactivate your Whatsapp account, this blog post is for you. Here we will mention different ways to delete your Whatsapp account. So let’s get into it.

Delete WhatsApp or Deactivate it in Backdroid Style.

Open Whatsapp->Tap on three dots->Tap on settings->Tap on Account->Tap on Delete My Account->Enter Your Phone Number-> Tap on Delete My Account.

For more WhatsApp Guide, Remember Backdroid is here.

Step-by-step guide to delete/deactivate your Whatsapp account permanently

Women using the WhatsApp to delete her account, on the left the whatsapp logo is shown and in right Backdroid logo is visible

Step 1: Tap on Three Dots.

WhatsApp app is opened and it showing the how to get into the whatsapp additional menu

Open Whatsapp. Here you will find three dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Open WhatsApp Settings.

WhatsApp left hover menu from which settings option is highlighted using the red arrow and rectangle

A section will be opened, and here you have to Tap on the last option- Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Account.

In the WhatsApp setting and Account option is highlighted using arrow

As you tap on Settings, A new page will be opened. On this page, you have to Tap the first option- Account.

Step 4: Click ‘Delete my account’.

WhatsApp account setting where Delete my account is highlighted using red arrow

After tapping on the account, you have to tap on Delete My Account, which is the last opinion under the Account section.

Step 5: Enter the Mobile Number and Tap ‘Delete Account’.

When selected delete my account from account setting it shows to confirm number and final button to deactivate whatsapp account

Here the app will ask for your phone number. Enter your phone number and Tap Delete My Account. Here you will get another option to change the number.

Follow these steps, and your account will be deleted permanently.

Another way to deactivate/delete your Whatsapp Account

If you have lost your phone and want to delete your Whatsapp account on the stolen phone, immediately follow these steps

Open your Gmail and send Lost/Stolen: Please deactivate my account” to [email protected]

Make sure to add your phone number and country code in the email body. Also Read: Increase Font size in WhatsApp Guide.

Here’s How It Looks like:

Send the Email like this:

Delete WhatsApp account using email example

SUBJECT: Lost/Stolen: Kindly delete my WhatsApp account.


Lost/Stolen: Kindly delete my WhatsApp account.

My Number: +91810XXXXXX

This process will delete your account from the stolen device, but you can activate that account on any new device using your phone number.

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An alternative method to delete your Whatsapp account on a stolen device

If you don’t want to send mail or your problem is not solved using the above process. Just purchase a new SIM with the same number and log in to your Whatsapp account on any other device.

Some Telecom companies give the flexibility to buy a new sim card with the same old number. Also read: How to Backup & Restore WhatsApp.

This will automatically delete your Whatsapp account on the stolen phone.


This article is very helpful for a person who wants to delete his Whatsapp account permanently or temporarily. 

Here we had mentioned different methods to delete your account even when you didn’t have your device on hand. It simply means if your phone is lost or stolen, you can delete your account from that phone, and no one can misuse your Whatsapp account.

All these processes are very simple and straightforward, and anyone can follow them easily.

Quick Guide

  1. Open Whatsapp.
  2. Tap Three Dots.
  3. Open Settings.
  4. Open Account.
  5. Tap Delete My Account.
  6. Enter Your Phone Number.
  7. Tap Delete My Account.


Q: Can we lose all data if we delete the account permanently?

Ans: Yes, all your data, including contacts, media, and chat, will be deleted if you delete your account permanently. And you can’t recover that data in any case.

Q: Will my google drive backup also be deleted?

Yes, your google drive backup will also be deleted if you delete your Whatsapp account permanently.

Q: What happens if I deactivate my account?

Ans: If you deactivate your account, your data, media, and chat will be deleted from that phone, but you can recover some data when you log in again. This will happen only if you have taken backup.

Q: After permanently deleting my Whatsapp account, can I create a new account with the same number?

Ans: Yes, after deleting your account permanently, you can create a new account with the same number anytime.

Q: Is there any alternative way to delete your Whatsapp account permanently?

Ans: No, there is no alternative way to delete your Whatsapp account permanently. To do that, follow the steps mentioned above.

Q: Can we access the same WhatsApp account on different devices at the same time?

Ans: No, this is one of the best features of Whatsapp. You can access your Whatsapp account on a single device at a time. As you try to log in to the same account on another device, your Whatsapp account will be deactivated on the old phone automatically.

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Piyush Tripathi

Piyush Tripathi

I am Piyush Tripathi and I am a tech blogger. I have loved exploring and using new technologies and gadgets since my childhood. My passion is writing. My passion and love took me to the path of technology content writer and I am here. My dream is to educate everyone about new technology, gadgets and everything around tech.

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