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With the "Change number" function you can change the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account on the same or a new phone. Before you change your phone number:

  • Make sure your new phone number can receive text messages or phone calls and has an active cellular connection.
  • Make sure your old phone number is currently registered on WhatsApp. To find your registered phone number, open Whatsapp and then tap More options > Settings > your profile picture.

Change the phone number on the same phone

If you change your phone number and continue to use the same phone, insert the new SIM card with the new phone number into your phone.

  1. Open Whatsapp.
  2. Tap More options > Settings > Account > change number > FURTHER.
  3. Enter your old phone number in the first field and your new number in the second field (both in full international format).
  4. Tap FURTHER.
    • If you Notify contacts activate, you can choose whether you want to All contacts, Contacts I have chats with or Custom ... want to notify. If you Custom ... you need to search for the contacts or select the ones you want to notify. Then tap the checkmark.
    • Your group chats will be notified if you change your phone number regardless of whether you inform your contacts.
  5. Tap FINISHED.
  6. You will then be shown that you need to register your new phone number. Learn more in this article.

Change the phone number on a new phone

If you want to transfer your chat history, you will first need to create a Google Drive backup on your old phone. You can find more information about this in this article. If you don't create a Google Drive backup, you'll need to transfer your backup manually (learn more about this in this article).

After changing your phone number on your old phone:

  1. Install Whatsapp on your new phone.
  2. Register your new phone number.
  3. Restore your backup.

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