How To Delete a Whatsapp Contact

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Jul 4, 2013 3:58:18 PM

Ive seen quite a few people asking how to delete a contact in WhatsApp - and at first glance it seems like it isnt that easy...


So if you want to delete a WhatsApp Contact follow these steps:

The contacts that you have in WhatsApp are directly loaded from the contacts in your phones address book - there is no way to directly delete them from within WhatsApp.

To delete a contact from the WhatsApp contact list, you will need to delete the contact from your phone's address book.

In order to find the WhatsApp contact in your phone's address book:

Find the contact in the Select contact page.
Tap on the contact.
Then tap on the name at the top.
On the Contact info page, go to [Menu button] > [View in address book].
From there you can find the option to delete the contact from your address book.
Then, refresh your WhatsApp contact list by opening WhatsApp > > [Menu button] > [Refresh]

If you still see the contact, it is likely that you are seeing the conversation on your Chats screen. Simply tap and hold on the contact and then select [Delete chat] to delete a chat.

And thats it!

If you have any other WhatsApp related issues have a look here -> Help! I have a problem with WhatsApp! Here are the solutions!

Jul 9, 2013 8:52:04 AM

What if I want that person in my contact list but not in my whatsapp, so that i can ignore his calls? yes I do such kinda things!

I simply block them on Whatsapp if they are visible and they cant communicate with me and I can always unblock them.

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Sep 24, 2013 1:38:56 PM

Ahhh, that's fine but what if we just want to delete it from whatsapp contact list not from the address book itself.