How to delete a contact from WhatsApp?

Do you want to delete WhatsApp contacts or remove contacts and their chats from your app? Then that can be done directly from the app itself. It may not that difficult as it seems, just follow the steps given here.

To delete contacts in WhatsApp, we must delete or remove them from the corresponding contacts in the address book of our smartphone. However, the steps of doing it will be different depending upon you are an Android or iPhone user. Don’t worry we will explain step by step how to delete a WhatsApp contact for both operating systems!

Delete WhatsApp contacts using an Android phone

Do you have an Android mobile phone and want to delete your contact and also remove it from WhatsApp? To delete a WhatsApp contact with your Android phone, you need to do the following:

  1. Open the WhatsApp messenger with your Android smartphone.
  2. Go to the Chats tab.
  3. Select the Chat of a contact you want to delete.
  4. Open opened the Chat, tap on the three dots given on the right top side.
  5. Click on More and then again on the three-dot menu.
  6. Now select View in the address bookthe three-dots menu → and finally Delete contact.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted your contact from WhatsApp and your address book! In order to delete the chat history, you have to hold down the chat you want to delete in the Chats tab and click Delete chat or click the trash can icon.

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Delete WhatsApp contacts with an iPhone

Do you have an Apple iPhone and want to remove your contact from the address book and WhatsApp? That is also no problem. To delete a WhatsApp contact with your iPhone, you need to do the following:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Chats tab.
  3. Now search for the relevant contact that you want to delete.
  4. Tap to see existing Chat or Start New Chat.
  5. Select the contact or tap their name.
  6. Click Edit, scroll down and tap Delete Contact.
  7. Swipe tab chats now the chat, you want to delete, to the left.

You have now deleted the contact from your iPhone address book and WhatsApp as required! In order to also delete the chat, you have to tap on MoreDelete chat in the bar that opens and confirms the selection.


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