WeChat is a mobile messaging application that allows users to connect with one another and share information and content. The app, which was created by Chinese company Tencent and first launched in January 2011, was originally dubbed “Weixin” – or “micro message” – and is available on multiple platforms, including Android and iOS.
The platform has since evolved into so much more than just a simple messaging system. Today it includes features such as games, payments, news feeds, event calendars, live chat features and more. And now the social media giant is increasing its influence over Facebook, Twitter.
Reasons for deleting a Wechat account may include wanting to take a break from social media, or simply wanting to start fresh with a new account.
However, If you no longer wish to use it for any reason. We will explain to you how to delete your WeChat account in the following article.
How to Delete WeChat Account
If you are sure you would like to permanently close your account, you can follow the instructions below.
- First, Go to your WeChat account. Enter your username and password to log in to your account.
- Select the ‘Me’ profile icon located at the bottom right corner
- Now, go to the settings options and click on it to open.
- Account security can be found there.
- Click on ‘WeChat Security Center‘
- Afterwards, click the Cancel Account option.
- WeChat will then tell you what data will be lost after you delete your account.
- Read everything carefully before selecting the ‘Request Cancellation‘ option.
If you complete all instructions correctly, you’ll get a confirmation message. Then your account will be deleted.
Deleting WeChat Account by sending an email
- At first, open your email that is registered with this website or application.
- Choose ‘[email protected]’ as the email receiver. It is actually the support team’s valid email address.
- Now write, ‘Requesting to Delete My Account in the subject part of your email.
- In the body of the email, describe the reasons for deleting your account from their database.
- Now send the email and see how they reply to your email.
If you follow all instructions correctly, they will accept your account deletion request and they will delete the account according to their rules.
Q: What happens when I delete my WeChat account?
A: When you delete your Wechat account, all of your data and messages will be permanently deleted. This includes your chat history, contacts, and any other files you have stored on Wechat.
Q: Can I recover my Wechat account after I delete it?
A: No. Once you delete your Wechat account, it cannot be recovered.
Q: Will my contacts be notified if I delete my WeChat account?
A: No. Your contacts will not be notified if you delete your Wechat account.
Q: I’m not ready to delete my Wechat account yet. Can I just deactivate it temporarily?
A: Yes. If you want to take a break from Wechat but are not ready to delete your account permanently, you can deactivate your account. To do this, go to “Settings”, “Account Security”, and tap on “Deactivate Wechat”.
Q: I changed my mind. How do I reactivate my WeChat account?
A: If you deactivated your Wechat account and want to reactivate it, simply log back in with your WeChat ID and password. Your account will be automatically reactivated.
Deleting a Wechat account is a permanent decision, so be sure that you really want to delete your account before taking these steps. Once your account is deleted, you will not be able to recover it.
I’m Kevin Harkin, a technology expert and writer. With more than 20 years of tech industry experience, I founded several successful companies. With my expertise in the field, I am passionate about helping others make the most of technology to improve their lives.