Frequently Asked Questions


How can I change my WhatsApp phone number?

To use our Change Number feature on the phones listed below, please click on the appropriate article for specific steps: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

Note: Make sure to use the specific Change Number steps to migrate your account to your new number. If you simply verify a new number with WhatsApp (you might see a prompt to do this when you put a new SIM card in your phone and open WhatsApp) then your old account data will not migrate over to the new account.

If you are planning on using your old number in the future - for example, if you will temporarily use this new number on vacation - or you simply do not wish to delete your old account number, just delete and reinstall WhatsApp. Deleting the application will not delete the account tied to your previous number. Once reinstalled, you can verify a new phone number.

Note: At this time, Nokia S60 users should use the delete and reinstall steps to change their phone number.

Please do not swap SIM cards or phones frequently, or you will create problems in the verification process. Read this article for more information.

WhatsApp Support Team