The multi-device feature in WhatsApp’s latest version was introduced a few weeks ago. It is a handy feature that was previously only available to beta users. This helps you to use your WhatsApp on many different devices without your primary device needing to always be connected. As a result, even if your phone battery fails, you can always use WhatsApp on various platforms.
To begin, you will have to use your main phone to attach WhatsApp to multiple devices. It is possible to synchronize up to four devices simultaneously with WhatsApp. Even though this feature was in the test phase for quite a long time, there still are instances of data sync-up issues with the stable version. We’ve been through it too.
A few months ago, WhatsApp addressed this issue by automatically removing your account from a device when data syncing problems occur. This may however be quite frustrating as you have to keep linking your devices every now every time you use WhatsApp on different platforms. It is advisable that you reduce the number of devices using WhatsApp to avoid these data sync problems.
If you have decided you want your WhatsApp account disconnected from various devices, read on to find out how. It is easy to unlink your WhatsApp account from multiple devices, which is also a similar process as when you linked them.
Today, in this article, we will show you how to deactivate your WhatsApp account from different devices while keeping your message history and security. Ok, we will jump into it and figure out how to take back your WhatsApp.
How to Delete WhatsApp Account from Multiple Devices
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your primary device.
Before we start this process, make sure your primary device, i.e., the one you used to install WhatsApp, is accessible. It is where we’ll start.
Step 2: Access WhatsApp Web/Desktop
Open WhatsApp on your phone.
Press three dots at the top-right and choose “WhatsApp Web”.
Scroll down and tap on “Settings,” then on “Linked Devices.”
Step 3: View Linked Devices
You will now see a list of the devices registered under your WhatsApp account. These are the devices that currently have your WhatsApp login details. Click the next to revoke the access.
Step 4: Revoke Access from Unwanted Devices
Click through the list of linked devices.
Touch the device you want to remove.
You will get a screen with information on the connected device.
Click “Logout” to remove the device from your account.
Step 5: Confirm the Removal
WhatsApp will request you to confirm the removal of the selected device. Click “Log Out” to confirm your choice.
Step 6: Logging Out from All Devices
People usually ask, How to logout from whatsApp from all devices? To log out from all devices, scroll downwards and click “log out from all devices”. It may come in handy if you have misplaced your phone or suspect that unauthorized persons are accessing your account.
Step 7: Re-Link Devices (Optional)
If you decide to re-link a device, you can do so anytime. Simply follow the steps mentioned in “Step 2: Go to the URL “Access WhatsApp Web/Desktop” and QR scan the device you want to re-link.
Step 8: Secure Your WhatsApp
Once you have removed unwanted devices, it’s crucial to take extra security measures to protect your WhatsApp account:
Enable Two-Step Verification
To add an additional layer of security to your account, go to “Settings”, “Account”, and “Two-step verification”.
Change Your Password
Change your WhatsApp password regularly to maintain the safety of your account. Select “Settings”> “Account”> “Change number” option.
Set Up Biometric Lock
Based on your device, you can establish fingerprint or face recognition to gain entry into WhatsApp.
Step 9: Backup Your Chat History
Therefore, it is necessary to back up your chat history after regaining control of your WhatsApp account to ensure your conversations and media are maintained. Here’s how:
On Android: Navigate to Chats > Settings > Chat backup. It is also possible to configure auto backups.
On iOS: You can back up the chats to iCloud at “Settings” -> “Chats” -> “Chat Backup”.
Step 10: Delete WhatsApp (Optional)
If you need to start afresh or want to rest from WhatsApp, you can remove the app from your device. To do this:
Uninstall it, select “Settings”, choose “Apps” and “WhatsApp”.
To close the whatsApp from your home screen, press and hold the WhatsApp icon and then tap the “X” in the corner.
Note that you will still have all your chat history and media on reinstall WhatsApp if you have backed them up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to remove a device without being in its physical possession?
No, you must access the device to remove it from your WhatsApp account. It is for your account’s security.
What happens to my chat history when I delete a device?
Chat history is kept in the device you disallowed. However, if you are keen to keep your chat history, backup is a good practice to be adhered to.
How to logout WhatsApp from all devices?
Yes, you can log out from all devices at once by following the steps mentioned in “Step 6: Logging Out from All Devices.”
How to block a WhatsApp account’s unauthorized access?
Setting up the two-step verification, changing your password often, and using biometric locks for WhatsApp are ways of enhancing the security of your WhatsApp account.
How to delete a WhatsApp account without a phone?
If you want to delete a WhatsApp account without a phone, you cannot do it directly through the app. You need to contact WhatsApp support via email and request them to delete your account.
How to delete a WhatsApp account from another phone?
If you don’t have your device and want to delete a WhatsApp account from another phone. Just follow these steps:
Install WhatsApp on the other phone.
Verify the account with the phone number.
Go to WhatsApp settings, choose “Account,” and then “Delete my account.”
Confirm the delete.
Dual WhatsApp web functionality provides convenience and flexibility, but you must ensure your account is safe and private. This guide will help you delete WhatsApp accounts from the web from various devices, save your chat history, and regulate your messaging channel. Do not compromise on security measures to ensure your account is safe from unauthorized access. This way, you can confidently use WhatsApp, knowing your data is secure.