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WhatsApp update allows you to change your number

Sterling Keys

The popular instant messaging application WhatsApp has gotten a little bit better. The last update to the Android version of the app added video playback and with this latest update comes a bunch of minor improvements and fixes. You are now also able to change the phone number that is associated with your WhatsApp account easily and from within the app itself.

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Now there is a nice little shortcut to changing over your phone number should you get a new device, SIM card, or whatever the case that would merit this. I just recently had to change carriers and couldn’t port over my phone number, so I had to do a roundabout method of backing up my chat logs, restoring them to my new number, and it was just a really silly way of trying to get over this issue.

Very simple operation

To change the number, you just need to head over to Settings > Account Info and you’ll find a new option which is called “Change Number”. This will migrate all your contacts, account information, and groups over to your new device/number.

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Currently, the version is available as an APK that you can download by clicking the link but it should grace the official Google Play Store shortly.