How can I change my WhatsApp phone number?

If you changed your phone number and kept your same phone, you can change your number within WhatsApp. Before proceeding, make sure that your new number is activated on your phone and that you can receive SMS messages and phone calls.

This process will:

  • Delete the account associated with your old number, so your contacts will no longer see your old number in their lists of WhatsApp contacts.
  • Migrate your account payment status, groups, profile, and chat history to the account with your new number.

Please follow these steps to change your account phone number:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on settings > account > change my number > tap continue at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Enter your old WhatsApp phone number in the top box.
  4. Enter your new phone number in the lower box.
  5. Tap accept to continue.

After successfully verifying your new number, your old number will be deleted from WhatsApp and your account information will be migrated to your new number. Please make sure your WhatsApp contacts have your new phone number saved in their phone address books to ensure a seamless messaging experience.

WhatsApp Support Team