How To Change Your WhatsApp Number?

WhatsApp is a well-known instant messaging app that is used by millions of people worldwide. Sometimes, it happens that a person gets their phone stolen, or they lose it, and they need to change their SIM card. In that case, they can change their number on WhatsApp.

How to change your WhatsApp number?

  1. Take that new SIM you purchased and insert it in your phone.
  2. From your Home Screen tap on WhatsApp to access your account.
  3. When the app opens, you need to tap on the menu button. At the top corner of your screen, you will see three stripes, that being the menu. The settings of your WhatsApp account will be accessed this way.
  4. Open “Account.”
  5. Tap on “Change Number” under the account section.
  6. You will now be able to see the “Change Number” window on your screen. Your account groups, info, and settings will be transferred to your new phone number when you change it.
  7. You will need to get your new phone number confirmed in order to add a new one. Tap on “Next.”
  8. You will need to enter your old phone number and country code in the first option. In the second one, you will update WhatsApp with the new ones. Tap on “Next.”
  9. In your new phone number, you will now receive an OTP/ Enter the right OTP in your WhatsApp account, and your phone number will be verified.

If you followed all these steps correctly, your account should be linked with the new phone number as soon as your new phone number is verified. All your contacts can also be notified that you have changed your number if you opt for this option.

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