On Android, follow these steps for how to delete and reinstall WhatsApp.
Step 1: First, create a backup of your chat history by tapping the three-dot icon, going to “Settings” and “Chats”. There, under “Chat backup”, create a local storage backup on your device or a backup file on the cloud via your connected email account in Google Drive. Current backups, which are created automatically every day, can be found under WhatsApp folder “Databases”.
Step 2: To delete WhatsApp, you have several options to choose from:
- Tap and hold the app icon on your smartphone and move it in a direction of your choice. “Remove” and “Uninstall” options will appear at the top of the screen. Move it to “Uninstall”.