How to temporarily deactivate/permanently delete WhatsApp account

Millions of people use WhatsApp around the world. A vital role was played by WhatsApp, a Facebook messaging service. It allowed people to connect even though they couldn’t meet in person. The trend of virtual meetups is now a reality and will continue to grow.

WhatsApp is the latest hot topic. This was largely due to the introduction of a new privacy policy that Indian users can use. WhatsApp’s new privacy policy reveals what data it collects, and how that data is shared with Facebook. Since May 15, the policy is in effect.

Users have been opposed to the privacy policies since January 2021 when the terms were announced. WhatsApp had warned users that they would lose their access to the account if they didn’t agree with the policy until last month. WhatsApp, after being interrogated by Indian authorities, has stated that they will allow users to use their app regardless of whether or not the privacy policies have been changed.

Many people quit WhatsApp because of the confusion surrounding the policy. They also opted to switch to other messaging apps like Signal or Telegram. There is a way for you to permanently delete your WhatsApp account. You can’t temporarily deactivate your WhatsApp account.

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WhatsApp offers a way to permanently delete an account, however you cannot temporarily deactivate it. Let’s now look at the steps to permanently delete your WhatsApp account.

Five easy steps to remove your WhatsApp account

Step 1. Create a WhatsApp account

Second Step: Go to the Settings menu > Account > Disable my account

3rd Step: Type your mobile number in international format, and then select the Delete My Account option

4th Step: Choose a reason why you want to delete your account

Step 5 Click on the Delete My Account button

WhatsApp states that it may take as long as 90 days to remove your WhatsApp data from deletion.