WhatsApp for iPhone (iOS) now lets you inform your contacts about the number change. The feature, which already existed in the Beta version of Messenger for Android since October 2017, is useful for your friends to update your phone in their calendar. You can notify all of your contacts, just who you chatted with or select specific contacts.
Check, in the following step by step, how to use the novelty. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 5C, but the tips apply to other models of the Apple phone. It is worth remembering that it is necessary to have the latest version of the application installed on the cell phone. Know how to update your apps.
Learn how to notify your contacts about number changes Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo
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Step 1. Access the WhatsApp settings and tap "Account". Then go to "Change Number".
Open WhatsApp settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Step 2. Tap "Next" in the upper right corner of the screen, and enter your current number and your new number.
Enter your current number and the new Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 3. Now, activate the "Notify Contacts" option and choose whether you want to notify everyone, just who you talked to or specific people. In this case, select the desired contacts and press "OK".
Select the contacts you want to notify Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 4. Next, confirm your new phone number by tapping "Yes" and finally enter the verification code that will be sent via SMS. Notified contacts will see your chat at the beginning of the list and a notice at the top of the screen when opening the conversation.
Confirm your new phone number Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to automatically inform your contacts of your new phone number.
WhatsApp: how to notify friends about cell phone change