WhatsApp is the most popular social messaging app, and it keeps users connected around the world. You can chat, send photos, videos, emotions and so on… WhatsApp used to be free for the first year only, and thereafter you had to pay $0.99 each year. However, WhatsApp has made it free for lifetime now. So far the app is ad-free and WhatsApp has given no intention to serve ads on such a great app.
There are times when we change or contact number due to various reasons. In such case, you may get worried of loosing your chat history or data, but it won’t happen. You don’t need to insert the same SIM Card to use a number on WhatsApp. Just make sure that the number can receive message/call.
How to Change your WhatsApp Phone number on Android and iPhone
Before you go ahead to change the number, please understand that it cannot be reversed if you don’t have access to your old number any more. You can use this number as long as you don’t uninstall WhatsApp/Change Device/Clear Data or WhatsApp asks to verify again. If you have finally decided to change, please follow these steps
- Launch WhatsApp
- Go to WhatsApp Settings
- Tap on Account
- Now tap on Change Number
- You will receive a warning of the change, Click on Next to Proceed further
- Now enter your existing and new WhatsApp number in the given field
- Tap on Done
- You will receive verification code via SMS or Call, Enter the Verification code and confirm
That’s it. Your WhatsApp Phone number has been changed, and all data/chat history/Group Messages are still there.