How do I delete a contact?
The contacts that you see in WhatsApp come from your address book. There is no way to directly edit the Select contact screen.
To delete a contact from the WhatsApp contact list, you will need to delete the contact from your phone's address book.
In order to find the WhatsApp contact in your phone's address book:
- Find the contact in the Select contact page.
- Tap on the contact.
- Then tap on the name at the top.
- On the Contact info page, go to [Menu button] > [View in address book].
- From there you can find the option to delete the contact from your address book.
Then, refresh your WhatsApp contact list by opening WhatsApp > > [Menu button] > [Refresh]
If you still see the contact, it is likely that you are seeing the conversation on your Chats screen. Simply tap and hold on the contact and then select [Delete chat] to delete a chat.
WhatsApp Support Team