Owned by Meta, WhatsApp has become an important tool for connecting with your friends and family. The platform comes with several features that offer a refined experience to its users. These include disappearing messages, starred messages, the ability to pin a chat, and more. One such feature is the ability to change mobile numbers on WhatsApp without losing your existing chat and important data. Wondering how to change your registered mobile number on WhatsApp? Follow these steps
Change WhatsApp phone number on the same phone
Step 1- Open WhatsApp on your phone and go to WhatsApp Settings.
Step 2 – Tap on Account and then tap on Change Number
Step 3 – Now tap on Next.
Step 4- Enter your old phone number in the first field and your new phone number in the second field, both in full international format.
Step 5 – Click Next. here you can choose whether you want to notify your contacts. Turn on Notify contacts if you want. You can also choose notifications – All contacts, Contacts I have chats with or Custom.
Step 6 – If you select Custom, you will need to find or select the contacts you want to notify.
Step 7 – Now tap on Done.
Step 8- You will now be prompted to register a new phone number.
Readers should note that group chats are automatically notified when you change your phone number, regardless of whether you choose to notify your contacts.
Changing the phone number on a new phone
To transfer your chat history from your old device to your new phone, you’ll need to create an iCloud or computer backup on your old phone. After changing the phone number on the old phone, proceed as follows with the new phone:
Step 1 – Install WhatsApp on your new phone.
Step 2 – Re-register your new phone number on the device.
Step 3 – Restore the backup.