Social media platforms played a vital role in helping people connect with each other and share each other’s pain, grief during this coronavirus pandemic. These platforms also helped many patients and their attendants seek help and vital information about the availability of oxygen cylinders to remdesivir injections, to availability of an ICU bed. And no doubt, WhatsApp was one of the most used platforms among them.
Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has played a vital role in helping people amid the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world. When people had to practice social distancing and avoid going out, it connected people virtually and that eventually became a trend thereafter.
Though, WhatsApp has recently garnered flakes over its controversial privacy policies which revealed the kind of data the platform collects and shares with its parent company Facebook. The policy has come into effect since May 15.
If you still think that you want to deactivate your WhatsApp account temporarily or are looking forward to deleting your account, then here is the step-by-step guide to delete your WhatsApp account permanently.
Here’s how to delete a WhatsApp account:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp account
Step 2: Head over to Settings menu > Account > Delete my account
Step 3: Enter your mobile number in the full international format and select the Delete my Account option
Step 4: Select a reason as to why you wish to delete the account
Step 5: Tap on the Delete my Account option
WhatsApp notes that “it may take up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete your WhatsApp information.”