Tech Tips: Change your WhatsApp number without losing your data

In case you do not want to share your new phone number with everyone, you can create a customised list of your preferred contacts.


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  • It is advisable that you inform your WhatsApp contacts about your new phone number before using the Change Number featur
  • Before you begin the process, make sure that your new phone number can receive SMS and/or calls.
  • Your old phone number should be verified in WhatsApp on your phone.
Changing your phone number and setting is an exciting task but the experience can also be a little stressful when you are dealing with WhatsApp. You lose your entire chat history upon changing your phone number.
To avoid this, WhatsApp in the year 2017 added a new feature that eases the process of changing your phone number. The Change Number feature allows you to change your phone number linked with your WhatsApp account on your same phone. WhatsApp also offers the ease to inform all your contacts what your new number is so that you do not have to go through the hassle of messaging them all individually.