What Happens if I Uninstall WhatsApp and Reinstall?

If you have been using WhatsApp for a while, you may have wondered what would happen if you were to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. This is actually a relatively common question, and there are a few things to consider before taking this step.

First of all, it is important to understand that uninstalling WhatsApp will remove all of your chats and media from your device. This includes any messages, photos, videos, documents, or other files that were sent or received through the app. You will not be able to access these again unless you have backed them up or stored them on an external source such as Google Drive or iCloud.

If you do decide to uninstall WhatsApp and reinstall it, then the process is fairly straightforward.

All you need to do is go into your settings and select the ‘Uninstall’ option for the app. Once this has been done, all of your data will be removed from the device and any backups that were previously created will become invalid as well.

When you reinstall the app after uninstalling it, you will need to use your phone number in order to regain access to your account. This is because WhatsApp uses phone numbers as a form of authentication in order to ensure security for its users. Once you have entered your phone number and verified it via SMS or voice call, then you can start using WhatsApp again as normal.


In conclusion, if you choose to uninstall WhatsApp and reinstall it again then all of your chats and media will be removed from the device. You must also remember that when reinstalling the app after uninstalling it you must use your phone number for verification purposes in order for access back into your account.