New feature may allow you to change your WhatsApp number without any hassle

Users will have option whether they want to notify all contacts or just contact they have chats with. PHOTO: REUTERS

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but the fact that it is tied to your phone number and how hectic it is if you want to change the number is something that everyone hates.

Users are forced to manually add dozens of friends to a new group chat to inform them about the change in number or text them their new number. This is not only time consuming but also tiresome.

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However, all this is about to change now as Facebook-owned messaging app is reportedly testing a new “Change Number” feature in the beta version of WhatsApp. According to details, users will easily be able to notify their contacts about the change in phone number using the new feature. The groups that users are included will also be notified.

Users will also have option the option to decide whether they want to notify all contacts or just contacts the ones they have active chats open with.

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

The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that monitors WhatsApp’s developments.

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Earlier, the account also reported that the messaging platform has started testing an ‘unsend’ feature which will give users the option to delete messages they have already sent. However, users will have a five minute window to revoke sent messages after which the option will not be available.

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