Deleting WhatsApp - lessons learned

I deleted WhatsApp some months ago.

I just found out, that over these 8 months at least 5 people still sent me messages on WhatsApp.

So what's the deal?

When you delete your WhatsApp account, but people do not delete the chat with you, they can simply continue to message you.

But the messages never get delivered.

Some people recognize this (because there is only one of the two checkmarks), but some do not.

It seems many people never delete chats.

So my lessons learned:

  • when you delete your WhatsApp, send a broadcast to all people that you'll delete it
  • also tell them, that they should delete your chat with them

Hope that helps.