If you no longer want to communicate with a person, it’s a good idea to remove their contact from your WhatsApp list. That way they won’t pollute your chat list anymore and we’ll show you how to do that from your iPhone or Android phone.
When you delete a WhatsApp contact, you are essentially deleting the contact from your phone’s address book. This means that the contact will be completely gone from your phone and will not be available in other apps on your phone. There is no way to delete the contact from WhatsApp without deleting it from your phone, although blocking someone on WhatsApp can have a similar effect.
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Delete a WhatsApp contact on iPhone or Android
To start the contact deletion process, launch WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android phone.
In the top bar of WhatsApp, tap the ‘Chats’ tab.
In the lower right corner of the ‘Chats’ tab, tap the ‘New Chat’ icon.
All your WhatsApp contacts will be displayed. Find and tap the contact you want to delete.
On the contact’s chat screen, tap the contact’s name at the top.
If you’re using an iPhone, tap Edit > Delete Contact to delete the contact.
If you’re on Android, tap the three dots in the top right corner and select “Show in Address Book.”
Tap the three dots in the top right corner and choose “Delete.”
Confirm the deletion of the contact by tapping “Delete” in the prompt.
And your selected contact is now deleted from both WhatsApp and your phone. You are done.
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