The steps to delete the WhatsApp account

A phone number cannot be used for WhatsApp Business or the consumer app once it has been registered on the WhatsApp Business API. It is possible to upgrade a phone number to the WhatsApp Business API but not the reverse.

To delete your account

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap More options > Settings > Account > Delete my account.
  3. Enter your phone number in full international format and tap DELETE MY ACCOUNT.
  4. Select a reason for why you're deleting your account in the dropdown.

Deleting your account will:

  • Delete your account from WhatsApp.
  • Erase your message history.
  • Delete you from all of your WhatsApp groups.
  • Delete your backup.