When you change your SIM or phone number, the first thing you should do is to inform your friends about this changed contact number. But how would you do this? Of course, you can use WhatsApp to let others know about your new number. However, before this, you need to change WhatsApp number on iPhone and Android phone.
The process of changing mobile number on WhatsApp is pretty simple, and you will not lose your WhatsApp chat history and contacts. In fact, the contacts will be transferred automatically as you don’t have to do anything. Even, you won’t be removed from the group you have joined in WhatsApp.
When you change your mobile number in WhatsApp, your contacts cannot know about this change; however, if your friends change their number, they can always contact you. Moreover, if you have changed your phone number, your contacts in WhatsApp group get to know about this change as those group members will receive a notification about the change in number.
How to Change WhatsApp Number on Android and iPhone
Step #1: Open WhatsApp on your Android and iOS device.
Step #2: Next, tap on Settings from the bottom right corner (If you are an Android User, you need to tap on three horizontal dots from the top right corner).
Step #3: Now, tap on Accounts.
Step #4: Tap on Change Number from the Account page.
Step #5: To Proceed, you need to tap on Next.
Step #6: Here you need to enter your Old number with country code first and then enter a new number with a country code you are living in.
Step #7: Tap on Done and verify your new number with a 6-digit activation code.
You have changed your WhatsApp number successfully on your iPhone or Android device.