How to delete WhatsApp Account? How to export Chats and Media?

If you are planning to switch to other messaging apps due to privacy reasons, then you might be wondering how you can delete your WhatsApp account and collect all the data.

In order to delete your WhatsApp account and collect all the data, you just need to follow some steps. You can export all the chats and media manually as well.

Deleting your WhatsApp account will –

  • Delete you from all of your WhatsApp groups,
  • Erase all your messages,
  • Delete your Google Drive backups
  • Erase all your payments history and cancel all pending payments

Delete WhatsApp Account

Deleting your account is an irreversible process, which can not revert. Here’s how you can delete your WhatsApp Account in just simple steps.

  • Open WhatsApp on your phone
  • Tap on three dots on the top right side
  • Click on Setting Option
  • Now, click on Account Option
  • Click on Delete my Account
  • Confirm your country code and enter your mobile number
  • Continue by selecting Delete My Account
  • Select reason for deleting your WhatsApp account
  • Finally, click on Delete My Account to delete
  • Done, your account will be deleted successfully

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After deleting your WhatsApp account –

  • You can’t regain access to your account.
  • It may take up to 90 days to delete your WhatsApp information. Copies of your information may also remain after the 90 days in the backup storage that WhatsApp use to recover in the event of a disaster, software error, or other data loss event. Your information isn’t available to you on WhatsApp during this time.
  • It doesn’t affect your information related to the groups you created or the information other users have relating to you, such as their copy of the messages you sent them.
  • Copies of some information such as log records may remain in our database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
  • WhatsApp may also keep your information for things like legal issues, terms violations, or harm prevention efforts.
  • Your information shared with other Facebook Companies will also be deleted.

How to export Chats and Media

If you want to export the chats, then here’s how you can export it in just simple steps.

  • Open the chat of the individual
  • Tap on three dots on the top right side
  • Click on more option and then on Export Chat option
  • If you want to download all data including media then click on Include Media option
  • Now, you will get the option like Google Drive, Gmail or Telegram, etc.
  • Select your preferred option.

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