As reported by folks at WABetaInfo, the new Change Number feature is rolling out through a server-side update to WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.18.97. Now, this brings you the Notify My Contacts options where you choose from namely All Contacts, Contacts I have chats with or Custom options and complete the migration process.
The biggest advantage is that Change Number feature preserves the chat history of the user.
WhatsApp users can click on All Contacts to notify all their friends about their new number. Once the deal is done, the people you've chosen to inform will see a bubble of text in their chat telling them that your number is different. After that, tap the Next button from the top-right corner, enter your old and new phone numbers, tap the Next button again, and then enable the Notify my contacts option.
Having said that, irrespective of whether or not you choose to notify your contacts about the change of your number, the groups you are a part of will be notified when you change your number. Adding a compelling feature like QR codes - which customers like because they're quick and simple, and merchants like because they don't require substantial infrastructure investments - could rapidly boost WhatsApp's stature in the market. Now that it's in beta, the feature may come to the stable build soon. The move follows a beta test of UPI-based payments that required the entry of a user's UPI ID or phone number to transact, making it largely useful for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments.
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