How to disable WhatsApp | Social networks

WhatsApp can be temporarily disabled if your phone is lost, and the question of how to disable WhatsApp is quite common on the internet. The request must be made by email and it may take a few hours to complete. By doing this, your account remains inactive for up to 30 days and can be reactivated at any time. If this is not done within this period, your data will be permanently deleted and a new account will need to be created.

In the following tutorial, learn how to disable your WhatsApp for a while. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4, with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the tips apply to iPhone users (iOS). It is worth remembering that, in case of a stolen or lost cell phone, it is also important to disable your SIM chip with the operator to prevent the account from being used on another device.

Learn how to temporarily disable your WhatsApp account Photo: Thssius Veloso / dnetcLearn how to temporarily disable your WhatsApp account Photo: Thssius Veloso / dnetc

Learn how to temporarily disable your WhatsApp account Photo: Thssius Veloso / dnetc

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Step 1. On your computer or other cell phone, write an email to support@whatsapp. In the subject, write "Lost / Stolen: Please deactivate my account" and, in the body of the email, type your complete number, with country code (+55, in the case of Brazil) and DDD.

Send an email to WhatsApp support Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSend an email to WhatsApp support Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Send an email to WhatsApp support Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. A few hours later, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your account has been disabled. from now on, the 30-day period starts to run.

E-mail with confirmation that the account has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraE-mail with confirmation that the account has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

E-mail with confirmation that the account has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Your account can be reactivated normally on any cell phone. If you recover your device, when opening WhatsApp a message stating that the account has been disabled will be displayed. Touch "Confirm" and re-enter your phone.

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraReactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 4. Then, tap "OK" to confirm the number and wait for the verification SMS to be sent. In the case of Android, the code will be filled in automatically. On the iPhone, you need to type it.

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraReactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. Type your name and, if you want, select or change your profile photo. Finally, tap "Next". Your messages and groups will be loaded and WhatsApp can be used normally.

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraReactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Reactivating WhatsApp account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips to disable your WhatsApp and prevent malicious people from accessing your account.

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