How do I delete a contact?
The contacts that you see in WhatsApp come from your iPhone's Contacts app. There is no way to delete a contact from within WhatsApp. You must delete the contact from your iPhone's Contacts app, which will then automatically remove that contact from WhatsApp.
In your iPhone's Contacts app:
- Tap on the name for the contact you want to remove and tap Edit in the top right corner.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the contact's info screen.
- Tap Delete Contact.
If you make a change to your Contacts and it does not show in your WhatsApp right away, refresh your WhatsApp Favorites by pulling down from the top of your Favorites list. This will remove any deleted contacts, as well as alphabetize your Favorites list.
Deleting a contact from your Contacts app will not delete any chat history you have with that contact. Learn how to delete a chat from this FAQ: How do I delete messages or chats?
WhatsApp Support Team