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WhatsApp Makes It Easier to Inform Friends About Your New Number

WhatsApp Makes It Easier to Inform Friends About Your New Number

And, the third option lets you choose the people from your contacts who you want to be notified about the change of your WhatsApp number. Here too you can choose between all contacts, contacts you have chats with or customise and choose yourself. For now, WhatsApp has rolled out this feature in its Beta update carrying the version 2.18.97 on Android smartphones. During the process of changing your number on WhatsApp, you will get an option to "notify your contacts about your number".

These options will be shown only after the user goes into the Settings Account and "Change Number" option. But WhatsApp Android users on the beta program can now choose the above mentioned three options. Also, WABetaInfo states that the feature will also be made available for Windows Phone users, which is something very interesting, not because of the feature, but because of the company's commitment towards the Windows Phone mobile platform, which is officially dead now. This update is available in the latest beta version of WhatsApp v 2.18.97 for Android.

Once number migration is done, the recipients will see all of their shared messages in old chat being transferred in new one. Users will now be able to select specific contacts to notify, and the chat history will be shifted in the new chat tab on the user's phone. WhatsApp will also display a new bubble notifying the recipient the user has a new number. In another change, WhatsApp was seen testing the Group Descriptions feature.

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Regardless of selecting any of the three options, all your groups you are part of will be notified.

WhatsApp introduced the Mobile Number Change feature a while back on all the platforms, allowing users to retain the previous chats even with the new number.

WhatsApp has been reportedly working to enhance its users' experience for a long time.


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