How to Change WhatsApp Numbers Without Losing Chat, Contacts, and Groups

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Confused about how to change WhatsApp numbers without losing chat, contacts, and groups?

Relax, you can still change your cellphone number on WhatsApp without losing it all.

Well, if you don’t know how, this time TechMint share the WhatsApp number without losing chat, contacts, and groups for Android and iOS devices

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WhatsApp is the most popular messenger application in the world. Billions of people use WhatsApp for communication to family, friends, coworkers, and so on.

However, there is a condition where we have to change the cellphone number and because the WhatsApp application has become important, we are worried that all the old chat history, contacts, and groups that we have joined it will be deleted.

WhatsApp allows users both Android and iPhone to change their cell phone numbers on a WhatsApp account on the same cell without losing chat, contacts, and groups.

Note: You must remember your old cellphone number.

How to Change WhatsApp Numbers for Android Phones

  • Open the WhatsApp application on your Android phone.
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  • Click the three-point icon in the upper right then select ‘Settings’ or ‘Settings’.
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  • Click the ‘Account’ or ‘Account’ menu.
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  • Then, select the ‘Change Number’ or ‘Change Number’ menu.
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  • After the display below, click ‘Next’ or ‘Continue’.
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  • Enter your old cellphone number, then enter your new mobile number. After that click ‘Next’ or ‘Continue’.
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You can tell your contact if you change the number by moving the ‘Notify Contacts’ option or Tell Me My Contact’.

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After that, you specify who you want to tell that you have changed your WhatsApp cellphone number. Can all contacts, contacts that are in the chat list or specifically (certain people only).


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If you don’t want to notify your contact, just click ‘Done’ or ‘Finish’.

  • Next, there will be a verification process for the new WhatsApp mobile number. Just follow the order.

When finished, there will be a notification that your telephone number has been successfully changed from +628 … to +628 …

How to Change WhatsApp Numbers for iOS (iPhone HP)

How to change your cellphone number on WhatsApp without losing chat, contacts, and groups on an iPhone HP just like Android.

For more details, you can follow the steps below:

  • Open the WhatsApp application on your iPhone.
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  • Click ‘Settings’ or ‘Settings’ in the lower right.
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  • Click the ‘Account’ or ‘Account’ menu.
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  • Then, select the ‘Change Number’ or ‘Change Number’ menu.
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  • After the display below, click ‘Next’ or ‘Continue’ .
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  • Enter your old cellphone number, then enter your new mobile number. After that click ‘Next’ or ‘Continue’ .
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You can tell your contact if you change the number by moving the ‘Notify Contacts’ option or Tell Me My Contact’.

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After that, you specify who you want to tell that your WhatsApp mobile number has been changed.

You can choose what you will tell all contacts, contacts that are in the chat list or specifically. Specifically, you mean certain people of your choice.

If you don’t want to notify your contact that you have changed the WhatsApp number on the iPhone, just click ‘Done’ or ‘Finish’.

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  • Next, there will be a verification process for the new WhatsApp mobile number. Just follow the order to completion.

You have successfully changed your WhatsApp number if there is a notification that you have changed WhatsApp number from +628 … to +628 …

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If you belong to a group, there will be a notification in the group that you just changed the number. But you did not leave the group.

Then, if you are the admin of a WhatsApp group, the mobile number change process will not affect your status in the group. You are still the admin.

However, if someone sends a private message or WhatsApp personal chat to your old cellphone number, you will not receive it.

Because WhatsApp only uses new numbers. That is why it is recommended that you inform your contact that your cellphone number will be replaced immediately and notify the new number.

Regarding contact lists, keep safe because WhatsApp stores contact numbers based on numbers stored in your mobile phone contact.

In addition, if you are worried that your old chat will be deleted, you should not be afraid because the old chat still exists.

Likewise, all media such as pictures, videos or documents are not deleted, unless you also change your cellphone. Now if this is what you do you have to back up your WhatsApp chat.

The final word

Now that’s how to change WhatsApp numbers without losing chat, contacts, and groups for Android and iOS.

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