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Whatsapp now notifies your contacts when you change number

Whatsapp now notifies your contacts when you change number

Did you just change your phone number? It's always a headache, right? Well the latest WhatsApp version plans to help us alleviate this problem by offering the option to notify our contacts of our number change. Practical not only if we change the SIM Card when we are on an extended trip of months, but if, for some reason, we have made a permanent change of phone number.

As we can see in the screenshot, we even have multiple options:

  • Notify All Contacts
  • Notify the Contacts with whom we have an active Chat
  • Personalized

This function is available in the Settings / Account / Change Number section. This option is available from Beta version 2.18.95 in the Play Store (if they have been enrolled in beta updates). We can access this option when we have changed the phone number and already inserted the new SIM Card. The option will also be available soon for iOS.

Once the migration is complete, all messages and old chats will migrate to the new number. Useful, and definitely a great way to help us with the whole dilemma of transferring phone numbers!

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via Android Police