We all know WeChat and its features. It is the service that brings us together in a free manner, while offering us many other interesting features. Initially compatible with almost all mobile OS, WeChat for PC has also become a reality, and users are able to install the service right on their computer. But, since there are so many similar services available on the market, some of you might want to stop using WeChat. In this case, you all think about uninstalling the application.
Uninstalling the application only helps you not see it anymore. Otherwise, the account will still be there; friends will still be able to send you text messages, even if you do not use the account anymore. As you can see, deleting the application is not the answer for deleting the WeChat account permanently. In order to do this, you need to take three steps.
Unfortunately, WeChat application does not allow the users to delete or remove their accounts directly from disabling or enabling a single button. In order to delete your WeChat account, you need to follow these simple steps given bellow, which can easily help you deactivate your WeChat account, once and for good.
However, it is worth mentioning the fact that even if this procedure can be performed rather simple and easy, WeChat might take some time before revoking your account permanently.
1. Clear Chat history and remove linked account
The first step is to clear the history of your WeChat account. For this, login to your WeChat app and then head over to Settings. Here, click on “Clear Chat History” and then clear all your chat history.
2. Revoke Third-party services
The next step after clearing your WeChat application’s chat history is to unlink the accounts linked to your WeChat account such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Make sure you do not delete your email address from the linked account list because you still need it for the last step. This will delete any connection WeChat has with other parties, and it will also delete all traces.
3. Send an Account Removal email to WeChat
Here is the last step you need to take to get rid of WeChat from your device. After clearing the chat history and removing the linked accounts, it is time to delete the WeChat account once and for good.
As I mentioned above, there is no direct button to do this alternative, but, you can still use your email address to ask WeChat directly for account removal. In order to contact WeChat, you need to visit their official website, search for Contact Us page, and using the form, ask for deactivation your account.
Now, after requesting them about account deletion, just uninstall the WeChat application from your smartphone, tablet or computer. This will delete your WeChat account permanently. However, in order to be sure, just wait for a confirmation email from WeChat team.
This is all. At this point, your account will no longer exist, and if you want to start using WeChat sometime in the feature, you need to create a new account, set a new profile, and start the WeChat experience once again.