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    How to deactivate or delete your WhatsApp account

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    How to deactivate or delete your WhatsApp account, it is the most used instant messaging service in the world, it keeps thousands of people connected every day. If you are a Whatsapp user and your Android smartphone has been broken or stolen, you probably need to delete your WhatsApp account to make it inaccessible. Here are two methods to block and delete your WhatsApp account.


    How to deactivate or delete your WhatsApp account

    Delete an account on WhatsApp

    This option is valid for those who want to remove their account from active service. If you choose to delete, all contacts, chats, all past activities will be deleted from your WhatsApp account, including any pending backups. Basically, everything will disappear:



    • WhatsApp groups and contacts
    • Message history
    • Contacts synchronized
    • I backup su Google Drive

    Now that you understand and still want to delete the WhatsApp account, follow the instructions below:

    • In WhatsApp, go to Settings> Accounts> Delete account.
    • Confirm your choice by pressing Delete account.

    Enter the required information on the screen and proceed. It is possible to simply transfer your account to a new number, if you already have a new phone and a new SIM.


    How to deactivate an account on WhatsApp

    If the phone has been stolen, perhaps the most viable option to disable WhatsApp is through your carrier, namely, by blocking the SIM card. If you are unable to do this for any reason, you can deactivate your account directly from WhatsApp.

    Also, blocking the SIM card won't stop using WhatsApp on Wi-Fi, so it's an incomplete solution.



    To deactivate your WhatsApp account, you need to send an email to WhatsApp. Your account will be deactivated immediately after sending the email. You will be able to reactivate your account via SMS or a phone call, as you normally would, like a new activation. If you don't reactivate your account within 30 days, it will be permanently deleted.


    To deactivate your account on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

    • Use an e-mail client (Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook or any other) to send a message to the following address: [email protected] sapp.com;
    • The email subject must be: “Lost / Stolen: Please deactivate my account”;
    • In the body of the email, put: “Lost / Stolen: Please deactivate my account (your full international informed telephone number).

    Once you have written the email correctly, send it and wait, your account will be immediately deactivated. It is recommended not to send multiple e-mails with the same request. If necessary, the application support team will contact you. Remember, you have 30 days to reactivate your account before it is permanently deleted.


    Have you ever needed to delete or deactivate your WhatsApp account?



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