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How To Permanently Delete WeChat Account

In this article you will learn the step by step guide to permanently delete WeChat account from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Windows Phones, Samsung smartphones or any other Android phones and tablets. To permanently delete your WeChat account means you will delete everything including your messages, photos, contacts, or any data related to your WeChat account. Before you begin to delete your WeChat account forever, please make sure you have make sure you are done with WeChat or Weixin. This is because there is no way to recover it once you have gone through the steps below.

How To Delete WeChat Account

Deleting a WeChat account is not as easy as when you sign up with WeChat. You can uninstall the app but the account will still stay in WeChat server. Follow these steps and you can get rid of WeChat from your phones or tablets.

Step 1: First of all, you have to clear all chat history. Go to Settings -> General -> Clear Chat History. You will be prompted a message to confirm, tap on Confirm to clear everything include messages, videos, photos or voice messages. Refer to the screenshot below for better understanding.

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Step 2: Unlink your WeChat account if it is linked to any third-party services such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Pinterest and others. Do not unlink your email address in this step.

Step 3: Just like many other mobile messaging applications such as WhatsApp or BBM, there is no direct way to entirely delete a WeChat account. So, how can a WeChat account be deleted? In order to delete it permanently, you need to contact WeChat or Weixin team. Open WeChat from your phone and go to Settings -> Feedback to inform WeChat team about the account cancellation. Alternatively, if you are using a PC or Mac, you can access to WeChat official website and send them an email to cancel your account permanently through their contact us page. If both the method are not working for you, you can send them an email to That should be able to delete your WeChat account once for all.

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Generally, there is no way to access your old WeChat account if it is permanently deleted. If you feel like to use WeChat again in the future, you can always create a new WeChat account in your mobile.

The step by step tutorial above is for you to permanently delete your WeChat account. Please read some other page if you are wondering how to find a lost number and account for WeChat, how to recover a banned WeChat account, how to change your WeChat ID or how to change your WeChat ID.

Windows Phone

How to Download Whatsapp on Windows Phone

It takes less than 5 minutes to download and install WhatsApp on Windows phone from Windows Store but there are still many smartphone users are wondering how to download WhatsApp on Windows phone. This is because some people are not using the latest Windows phone 8 or 8.1 version. It is recommended to update to the latest Windows 8.1 if you would like to use the full features of your Windows phone. For those who already using the latest Windows phone 8.1, you may follow the guide below to install WhatsApp on your Windows phone. It is free to download and use WhatsApp so you don’t have to pay a single dime.

What is WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger or simply WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app that allows a smartphone user to send text messages, photos, videos, voice messages or call friends from their device. It requires an internet connection or Wi-Fi connection in order to function. There is no additional fee and no international charges except your phone’s internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE) in order to stay touch with your friends and family all the time. It has been around for many years and it is regarded as one of the best replacement for SMS services.

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Guide to download WhatsApp on Windows Phone

The step by step tutorial here will lead you to download WhatsApp on all kinds of Windows phone such as Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 630, Nokia Lumia 635 and more.

Step 1: Open an Internet Explorer from your Windows phone and go to this link. Alternatively, tap on the Windows Store icon (Windows Market Place) and access to it then search for WhatsApp.

Step 2: Tap on the Install button to download Whatsapp on Windows phone. It is free for the installation.

Step 3: Wait for a few minutes and you will be able to see WhatsApp icon appear on your homescreen or app list. Tap on it to open it.

Step 4: Go through the Terms and Conditions and agree to them by tapping the Next button.

Step 5: Enter your phone number together with your country code. A verification code will be sent to your phone by SMS or voice within a few seconds. Sometimes it takes few minutes if the connection is slow.

Step 6: Enter WhatsApp verification code to the text box and you are done. You are now ready to use WhatsApp on Windows Phone. Try to make calls, send text messages or join the group chat that created by your friends or family. The fun has just begun!

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Screenshot of WhatsApp on Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 630)

The steps to install WhatsApp for Nokia Symbian and WhatsApp for Nokia S40 are slightly different. Please refer to our previous article how to download WhatsApp for Nokia for detail guide.

Common Problems Installing WhatsApp for Windows Phone

Although it sounds very easy to install WhatsApp for Windows phone, some people do face some problems during the installation. For example:

  1. “there has been a problem completing your request. try again later. error code: 80070490” – If you see this error, it usually means your Windows version not allow you to run WhatsApp. You can either upgrade it to the latest Windows 8.1 or install an older WhatsApp version. Otherwise, you can download WhatsApp APK and use the manual way to upload it to your smartphones through a USB cable.
  1. WhatsApp downloaded but it can’t be opened; WhatsApp crashes during open; WhatsApp icon is there but nothing happens. – In these cases, check and see if you are using a Java-based phone such as Nokia S40, if so, please refer another tutorial for the installation.

See also: How to Jailbreak Windows Phone

Last but not least, if you have a better guide on how to download Whatsapp on Windows phone, please share it out with the comment below. All the Windows phone owners will thank you for your precious information.