How to Reset WhatsApp on Windows 11 or 10?

Facebook-owned Whatsapp has been one of the most popular messengers lately and is available for all major operating systems, including Windows 11/10, macOS, iOS, and android. Whatsapp gives you an option to use it on your desktop along with your mobile.

The latest version of WhatsApp does not require your phone to be connected to the internet. It means you don’t need to connect your phone to the internet to send or receive messages on your Whatsapp Desktop.

Now, if you’re facing issues opening Whatsapp Desktop on your computer, you may want to reset it. However, it might erase all data once you do that. And then, you will have to sign in to this application again to gain access.

How to Reset the WhatsApp Desktop app in Windows 11?

Step 1: Start with Opening Windows 11 Settings.

Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Windows + I. Or, right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.

Step 2: Find and click on Apps in the left sidebar.

Step 3: Then, click on the Installed apps option on the right sidebar of Apps.

Step 4: On the “Installed apps” settings page, you will find a list of installed apps. Look for the WhatsApp entry. Alternatively, use the search bar to type and find Whatsapp quickly.

Step 5: Now, click on the hamburger menu icon (three vertically stacked dots) beside WhatsApp and select the Advanced options option in the pop-up menu.

On a side note, you should know that Windows doesn’t allow resetting apps if you’ve downloaded them from outside the Microsoft Store. So despite searching, if you don’t find “Advanced Options,” it’s likely because you have downloaded it from someplace else.

Step 6: In the next screen, scroll down to the Reset section and click the Reset button to reset WhatsApp.

Step 7: When you’ve done that, a small pop-up window will open, saying, “This will permanently delete the apps’ data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details.” Click on the Reset button.

After completing the above steps, you will find a checkmark beside the Reset button. That means resetting is executed for your WhatsApp.

How to Reset the WhatsApp Desktop app on Windows 10?

Step 1: Now, Open Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2: Then click on the Apps.

Step 3: In that, go to Apps & features.

Step 4: On the right side of “Apps & features,” scroll down to the “WhatsApp” entry.

Step 5: Now, go to the hamburger menu icon (three vertically stacked dots) and the Advanced options link.

On a side note, you should know that Windows doesn’t allow resetting apps if you’ve downloaded them from outside the Microsoft Store. So despite searching, if you don’t find “Advanced Options,” it’s likely because you have downloaded it from someplace else.

Step 6: In the following screen, you must scroll down to the Reset section and click on the Reset button to reset WhatsApp.

Step 7: Once you do that, a small pop-up window will open, saying, “This will permanently delete the apps’ data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details.” Click on the Reset button.

After completing the above steps, a tick mark will appear beside the Reset button. It means that your Whatsapp Desktop is completely reset.

That’s all.

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