Right now, whatsapp users can easily know when their friends changed their phone number. With the new update of whatsapp, users can easily get notifications telling him or her when ever his or her friend changed its number both saved and non saved contact depending on the option he or she chooses.
The update comes in the latest version of whatsapp presently on play store but was first spotted in the whatsapp beta version 2.18.97. The feature is not yet available for iOS users but in the lesser time it will be made available for them as well.
The whatsapp Android version is currently rolling out so if you haven’t received the update notification in your phone kindly be patient. Currently speaking, the update is available in Nigeria and many other countries so i guess the feature will reach everyone before the month ends
HOW TO CHANGE WHATSAPP NUMBER
To begin with the new Change Number feature, go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Change number. 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. This brings options, namely All contacts, Contacts I have chats with, and Custom.
Apart from the three options, all the groups you are part of will be notified as usual. The feature also details the number of contacts who will be notified about your new number.
You can download the latest WhatsApp for Android by visiting Google Play.