WhatsApp will soon make changing phone numbers super easy!
If you are one of those people who change their contact numbers often, but hate the process to reauthenticate WhatsApp, backup chats or join groups again, the messaging service might soon make this task a little easy.
WhatsApp is testing a feature which will make allow users to change their mobile numbers without much trouble. This way, you can change your number without losing your chats and other important data. Additionally, users can also decide who gets to view their updated number on the contact list. The feature was recently spotted by @WABetainfo on version 2.17.130 for Windows 10 mobile devices.
WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.130: new change number feature, to notify your contacts about your new number (DISABLED BY DEFAULT) pic.twitter.com/FpZWHH3MS3
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 15, 2017
This feature will automatically send notifications to all your groups which could possibly save the trouble of individually asking your friends to add you to group chats. Also, the feature is reportedly disabled by default, so you will need to switch it on while changing your number.
The service is also rumoured to introduce the ability to share their live location with others. Currently, this is available on Facebook …read more