How to change your phone number on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has a feature that allows you to change your phone number, without losing your files and conversations. This can be useful in some cases. If you move abroad, for example, it is likely that you will have to register for a valid connection there. If you follow the instructions below, you can keep all your information with the new number you will receive. In any case, the process is very simple. First open the WhatsApp settings and tap on Account.

Account optionsAccount options

Then tap Change numberto launch the change number wizard.

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tap Nextto continue.

Start the processStart the process

Enter the current number that you registered with WhatsApp in the top field. Enter the new number in the next field. In both cases you have to enter the international code.

Enter the phone numbersEnter the phone numbers

Activate the option in the next step Notify contacts (Notify contacts) if you want to notify your contacts of the number change. Finally, you press Doneto continue.

Notify contactsNotify contacts

The last step is to confirm the phone number. You have to do this as usual by receiving a code via SMS or phone call. It is therefore important that you have access to the number. Don’t go through this process until you’re able to receive messages or calls on your new line. Of course, you must also have the SIM card of the number you want to register and have it inserted in your device.

Confirm the phone numberConfirm the phone number

Keep in mind that once you confirm the change, you’ll need to log in with the phone number you entered. In no case should you use the previous one. When you do this, you create a new WhatsApp account. After completing this process, return to the main screen of the application. There you will find all your conversations and groups.

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