Are you changing your mobile number? Well you should know you can keep all your WhatsApp chats and groups, and also automatically informs all your contacts of the change of phone number. We explain how in this video and article.
Our WhatsApp account is associated with our mobile number, but if we change our number at any time, we don’t need to worry because we can keep all of our WhatsApp conversations and groups, all of its media content, and also we will not have to worry about communicating to all our contacts on the change of number
The first thing we need to do is change our iPhone’s SIM card to the new one. Don’t worry, nothing will happen to your WhatsApp even if you haven’t made the number change yet. Remove old SIM card, insert new SIM card with new phone number, and make sure it is active, that you have coverage with your carrier, and that SMS activation was successful. Once this is done, you can now proceed to the next step.
Change of number
Now we can enter WhatsApp and access the “Settings> Account” menu and from there enter the “Edit Number” option. WhatsApp is responsible for reminding us that we must have the new Sim ready to receive SMS, and in the next step we will have to enter the old number and the new number. Click on “Next” and now we will have the possibility to inform our contacts of the change of number. It is optional, if you don’t want it you don’t have to activate it, but if you activate it you can choose to notify all your contacts, only the ones you have in a chat or customize the notifications . The groups in which you are included will always be notified.
Once this is done the procedure is almost complete and we can only confirm that the number we have added is the correct one, which is fundamental because We will receive an SMS with a code that will be essential to be able to complete the change of mobile number of our WhatsApp account. After that we will have our chats and groups with all their contacts and contents, as they were before the number change, and also (if we have enabled the option) our contacts will be informed of the new number that we have.