Delete WhatsApp contacts: step by step instructions

Deleting contacts on WhatsApp can sometimes be necessary, and I would like to show you how to remove a contact. After all, WhatsApp is the most popular messenger for iOS and Android, and over Web WhatsApp you can even use it on the Apple Mac with macOS or the Windows PC. With such an omnipresence you only want to concentrate on the contacts that are important. So here are the instructions with which you can delete a WhatsApp contact.

Deleting WhatsApp contacts on iOS and Android is just a few steps. Here I show you how you can remove a WhatsApp contact.

Deleting WhatsApp contacts on iOS and Android is just a few steps. Here I show you how you can remove a WhatsApp contact.

Delete WhatsApp Contacts - iPhone with iOS

Contacts in WhatsApp are not added or removed through the Messenger app itself. If you want to delete a WhatsApp contact, you have to remove it from the address book. However, you can control this via WhatsApp:

  • Open WhatsApp and click Chats tippen
  • Start a new chat and select a contact
  • Tap the name at the top of the chat window
  • Edit tap, Contact Info view, and delete contact

Remove WhatsApp contact - Android smartphone

If you use a smartphone with Android instead of an iPhone, you can proceed similarly to delete a WhatsApp contact from the contact list. But here, too, the way is usually about removing the person from the address book, the contacts overview, the phone book or whatever it may be called on your Android version. How to delete contacts via the WhatsApp app:

  • Open WhatsApp and click Chats tippen
  • Start a new chat and select a contact
  • Tap the name at the top of the chat window
  • Menu choose, Show in address book choose
  • Menu choose, Delete choose

Block annoying people

If you don't have the annoying contacts in your address book or if you don't want to delete them completely, you can also block them in WhatsApp. How you go exactly to block WhatsApp contacts, you read that in this manual. You can also find more tips about WhatsApp and other messengers here in the blog. You will also receive news about Apple, tech topics in general, product presentations, test reports and experience reports, and much more. It's worth subscribing!

Tip: WhatsApp FAQ for iPhone

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3 comments

  1. Michael says:

    Hallo,
    Deleting messages in the group chat for everyone does not work for me ... delete is offered and then delete in the trash is offered for me ...

    where is the mistake???

    since I would like to run a calendar in this way, I would like to delete timed appointments for everyone ... unfortunately not possible ...
    Greetings Michael

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Hi Michael! I recently had the topic privately. As far as I know, Whatsapp changed that so that you can only delete messages a few minutes after they are created. After that you only delete them in your view. They are retained with all others.

      • Michael says:

        Hi Jens,
        Thanks for your info.
        it's stupid, I think, but it can't be changed.

        have now deleted an entry ... I'll ask someone from the group whether the post is still available ...

        gruß
        Michael

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