Can I install a new SIM card into my old phone and access my old what's app messages?

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Nov 10, 2016 11:45:58 PM via Website

Ideally I can keep the old phone going with a new SIM card (and phone number) and still access my old what's app messages, whilst running a new phone with a new SIM card and the old number.

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Nov 11, 2016 2:37:20 AM via Website

Option 1: Using an old phone and new phone number to access WhatsApp messages on the old phone. You just need to change the number linked with WhatsApp from the old number to the new one.
This can be done within WhatsApp. Go to Menu Button > Settings > Account > Change number.

Option 2. Using a new phone and a new phone number, and transfer WhatsApp message to new phone. You'll still have to change phone number like option 1. Then transfer chat history from old phone to new phone. If your WhatsApp messages are backed up to Google Drive, you can just install WhatsApp on your new phone after changing phone number and the app will find the backup on Google Drive.

You can find the official answer from WhatsApp FAQ.

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Nov 12, 2016 11:57:15 AM via Website

Hello, Swati. Thanks. Glad if it would help someone in need.