How do I reinstall WhatsApp?

Before reinstalling, you must completely uninstall WhatsApp first.

To uninstall WhatsApp

For physical keyboard phones:

  1. Go to the main Menu > Apps.
  2. Find WhatsApp in the list and select it.
  3. Go to Options > Delete.

For touch screen phones:

  1. Go to the main Menu > Apps.
  2. Long press on the WhatsApp icon.
  3. Tap Delete in the pop-up menu.

To reinstall WhatsApp

  1. Go to our website on your phone and download the latest version.
  2. When the download finishes, tap the filename and follow the on-screen instructions.

Important information about your chat history: If you delete and reinstall WhatsApp, you will delete your message history. Click here to learn how to save your chat history.

If you are having a problem with WhatsApp, we recommend you first try updating WhatsApp from our website, before you uninstall and reinstall the app. You can learn how to update WhatsApp here.

Learn how to reinstall WhatsApp on: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

WhatsApp Support Team