How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account on Android, iOS, and KaiOS

WhatsApp just changed their privacy policy and took everyone by shock. Their updated policy now wants to collect and share all your data with Facebook. The latter is the parent company of the messaging app. It’s a bizarre move because it almost kills all your privacy. Most importantly, if you do not agree with their new privacy terms, you cannot use WhatsApp. You have to delete your account.

The thing is, users don’t want to give up their privacy. This means they won’t comply with WhatsApp’s new privacy policy change. So, most people are now thinking of deleting WhatsApp and moving to some alternative messaging app that respects their privacy. So, if you have been looking to get rid of WhatsApp from your devices, this guide will help you. I have explained how to delete your WhatsApp account on Android, iOS, and KaiOS. Let’s check it out.

How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account on Android, iOS, and KaiOS

How Does Deleting the WhatsApp Account Helps A User

Now, some of you may think about how does removing WhatsApp altogether is going to help you. Let me explain that. WhatsApp’s new policy says about collecting various personal data from your smartphone and share it with Facebook.

If you delete your account you no more remain a user of the application. Your current data as a user (till your account deletion) will be stored for 90 days. WhatsApp will delete all the information that is collected for its own record and the data that is shared with its parent companies.

Delete Your WhatsApp Account on Android

Let us begin with the majority that is Android users. Here are the steps to delete WhatsApp from your smartphones and tablets.

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Then on the top-right corner, tap on the 3-dot button
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  • A small menu will show up. From that click on Settings
  • On the next page, tap on Account
  • Again on the subsequent page tap on the option Delete My Account
  • You will see a warning that deleting your WhatsApp account will delete your Google Drive backups, all messages, chat history, and contacts list
  • Enter your WhatsApp phone number along with the correct country code
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  • Then tap on Delete My Account and confirm your action
  • You may also have to state a reason for your exit.

How to Delete WhatsApp on iOS and iPadOS

Now, it’s the turn of iOS and iPadOS users. Let’s check out how to remove WhatsApp on the iPhones and iPads.

  • Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone/iPad
  • At the bottom right corner, tap on Settings
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  • Then tap on Account
  • Tap on Delete My Account
  • Enter your phone number connected with WhatsApp
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  • Again Tap on Delete My Account

How Do KaiOS Users Remove WhatsApp

For those who may not know, KaiOS is the operating system you will find on JIO Phones. Here are the simple steps to delete your WhatsApp account running on any device with KaiOS.

  • On your phone open WhatsApp
  • Press the button that highlights Options [on the right side]
  • Go to Settings
  • Under that go to Account
  • Now select Delete My Account
  • Enter your phone number
  • Press Delete and confirm the deletion

So, that was all the detailed steps to delete your WhatsApp account on your Android device, iPhones/iPads, and the KaiOS based JIO phones.

In my opinion, social media networks should respect the privacy of their users and collect only the necessary information required to run the app. Sharing and selling personal information breaches all conduct of privacy. So, it’s high time we move on from WhatsApp to better alternatives like Telegram or Signal.

What’s your take on the new WhatsApp Privacy Policy.? Are you thinking of bidding goodbye to WhatsApp.? Feel free to share your comments.

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