Logging out of WhatsApp can be done with multiple steps, though it’s not always apparent exactly how you should log out of the app.
To help make the process easier, we’ve created this step-by-step guide showing exactly how to log out of WhatsApp on both Android and iOS devices.
WhatsApp Logout on Android Devices
Logging out of WhatsApp on an Android device is a relatively straightforward process.
It can be done quickly and easily if users know how to go about it correctly.
- Open the app and then tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your screen.
- This will reveal a menu, where you will find “Settings” near the bottom. Tap on this option to enter your Settings page.
- Once inside your Settings page, scroll down until you see “Account” in bold at the very bottom of your screen and tap on Account.
- Finally, within Account settings you should see an option for “Log Out” listed as one of its sub-options; simply select this choice and confirm that you would like to log out by hitting OK or Yes.
Bear in mind that once complete, any conversations or messages saved locally (on devices memory) will no longer be accessible through WhatsApp unless they are manually backed up prior.
WhatsApp Logout on iOS Devices
Using the WhatsApp chat service on an iOS device can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends.
Unfortunately, logging out of this app on your mobile device isn’t always as straightforward as it could be.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take in order to make sure that you’re properly logged out when you want or need to be.
- The first thing you should do is open up the WhatsApp application from the home screen of your iOS device.
- Once inside, click on the settings icon which looks like a gear wheel in the bottom right corner of your screen. You will then see several options appear along the top row of menus – select “Account” from among them.
- On this page, scroll down until you reach “Log Out” at which point simply click that option and confirm by clicking “Log Out” again when prompted by another dialogue box appearing below it.
It’s also important to note that even if someone else uses your phone while still logged into Whatsapp, they won’t have access to all your information since they would need permission before being able to view any messages sent or received using their own account.
This means that as long as only one person is using each account then logging out shouldn’t cause too much worry about unwanted access being given away without permission.
Reactivating Your Deleted WhatsApp Account
It’s important to note that once you’ve deleted your WhatsApp account, there’s no way for you to get it back in the future.
All of the data and messages that you have will be permanently deleted from your device, and they aren’t recoverable within the WhatsApp app.
This means that you need to be 100% sure you want to delete your entire account. If you just want a break, you could just delete the WhatsApp app from your phone while keeping your account intact.
This way, the next time that you log into WhatsApp, you’ll be able to access all of the things that you’ve missed over time, and you’ll still have access to all the chats and groups chats on your device (unless you delete those group chats too, of course).