WhatsApp new Change Number feature, which will make it easier for you to inform your friends that you have changed your phone number. With this new feature, you can now easily inform your new phone number to all your contacts in a single click.
The new WhatsApp feature is an upgrade to the existing Change Number feature, which allows users migrate their account information, settings and groups.
WhatsApp new feature Change Number now makes it easier to inform friends about your new number
It is possible to run two WhatsApp accounts on many phones these days. But when it comes to migrating data between two numbers, from old to a new one, there is no solution.
For instance, like moving house, changing your phone number can be a laborious and stressful undertaking. You have to let everyone know and update a bunch of accounts with the correct information.No doubt in regard that it creates a big headache for users.
But now WhatsApp brings a new feature, called change number, that may make migrating data from an old number to a new number hassle-free.WhatsApp has been getting many new features via recent updates. The latest Android beta version of WhatsApp 2.18.97 has got this feature.
The same is expected to be rolled out to the Windows Phone and iOS versions of the app soon. The new feature is claimed to be rolled out as a server-side update. It will notify all your contacts about your new number. You can choose to inform all your contacts, those contacts you have chats with or only specific contacts about the change in your number.
Steps to begin with the new Change Number feature
You can find the new Change Number feature from the settings menu of the app. If you are a beta tester of the app, first update it to 2.18.97 and then
# Go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Change number.
# Next, users will have to enter their old and new phone numbers, then tap on the Next button from the top-right corner.
# Tap the Next button again and then enable the Notify my contacts option.
# This brings options, namely All contacts, Contacts I have chats with, and Custom.
Irrespective of the choice you make, all the groups you belong to will be notified about the change in your phone number. This feature will also detail the number of contacts who will be notified as well.
It means after users have inserted the required old and new phone numbers, WhatsApp will ask them which contacts have to be notified about their new number. After the migration, in the recipient’s phone, all shared messages in the old chat will be transferred in the new one and in the chat will appear a new bubble, indicating that the user has a new number.
The advantage of the new Change Number feature
Talking about the previous Change Number feature, it will migrate the data to the new phone number and retain the chat history and add the new number to the groups that the old number was a part of and notify the group members as well.
# The biggest advantage is that Change Number feature preserves the chat history of the user.
# The improvement in this feature makes the number change a simple and hassle-free process and it notifies your contacts.
# This way, you need not take effort in sending individual messages to your contacts notifying them about your number change.
How to download the new feature?
You can download the latest WhatsApp for Android beta by visiting Google Play. Its APK file is also available for sideloading on compatible devices via APK Mirror.
How to access the WhatsApp QR code payment feature?
WhatsApp was previously seen bringing in a QR code payment feature to payments, again in beta. Now beta users on Android have the option of QR code payments. Follow the below steps to access the feature,
# Go to Payments > New Payments > now select QR Code.
# On selecting the option, you will be directed to the QR code scanning window that will ask you to enter the amount that you want to send and UPI PIN for verification.
The update is now available for WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.97, the new feature is also heading to iPhone and Windows Phone soon, yet the company not specified any exact date.