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.

Learn how to delete a contact on: iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team