How to delete a contact

WhatsApp recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book. You can delete a contact from your phone's address book, but you can't delete a contact within WhatsApp.
To delete a contact from your address book:
  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats tab.
  2. Tap
    new chat
  3. Tap the name of the contact you’d like to delete.
  4. Tap the contact’s name at the top.
  5. Tap
    more options
    > View in address book
  6. Tap
    more options
    > Delete.
Then, refresh your WhatsApp contacts:
Open WhatsApp > tap
new chat
more options
> Refresh.
Deleting a contact from your phone's address book won't delete the chat history you have with them. You can learn how to delete a chat in this article.

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