WhatsApp is the biggest online chat platform in the world, with over 1 billion users on Android alone. But for many of the users who have to change their WhatsApp number, there is still a lot of hassle involved. So if you had to migrate to a new phone number there were big barricades of verification procedures before you could proceed.
“Change Number” feature
However, the new WhatsApp beta update is going to make things a lot easier for us. The new feature called the “Change Number” will be available in the 2.18.97 Android beta update on Google Play Store and it would seem that the iOS and Windows devices will be getting it later.
Whatsapp has offered you the privilege of not only changing your number with a click, but to also notify the people who you specifically want to send this number change notification to. After the user has entered the old and new phone numbers, WhatsApp will give you the option to select which contacts have to be notified of your new number.
After the migration is complete, all shared messages of that old chat and media history will be transferred to the new one and the chat will showcase a new UI, which will give your chosen contacts a notification. It would seem that in a country where quite a lot of people have dual-SIM this functionality from WhatsApp will come very handy.