WhatsApp is making the process of changing your number even easier. The app will now send a notification to selected contacts about your new number. The feature is already coming to the latest WhatsApp Beta version 2.18.97. The change is only operational for Android users as of now. iPhone and Windows users can also expect the feature to arrive in their Beta programme soon. Prior to this update, people could transfer all their chats, contacts and other information to their new number.
According to the source, the new Change Number feature has been released through a server-side update for Android Beta version 2.18.97. You can notify all your contacts, the ones you select, or the ones you have chatted with, about the change in your number. The feature is fairly easy to operate. Just follow these steps and WhatsApp will take care of the rest.
- Go to WhatsApp Settings
- Select “Account”
- Tap on “Change Number”
- Tap “Next” on the top right corner
- Add your old and new phone numbers
- Tap the “Next” button once more
- Enable “Notify My Contacts” option
- Choose the option which fits you best from “All Contacts”, “Contacts I have chats with”, and “Custom”
- Grab a cup of tea/ coffee and chill
WhatsApp will also notify all your groups about the change in your contact number. The feature also tells you the number of people who will get a notification about your new number individually. Seems pretty legit, doesn’t it?
You can join the WhatsApp Beta for Android program here to download this update. There is also an APK available to get this update. The source has also mentioned that the feature will reach all the iPhone and Windows users soon. Have you received this update? Let us know in the comments section below.