How to Check Your Phone Number in WhatsApp App

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, used by over 2 billion people worldwide. It uses your phone number as the basis for creating your account and allowing you to communicate with other users. However, you may not always remember the exact phone number linked to your WhatsApp account, especially if you changed numbers or got a new phone. Fortunately, WhatsApp makes it easy to check your account’s phone number right within the app.

On Android

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner to open the menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap your profile name or photo at the top of the Settings page.
  5. Your phone number will be displayed under the Phone section.

On iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap Settings at the bottom right.
  2. Tap your Apple ID or profile photo at the top of the Settings page.
  3. Scroll down and your phone number will be shown under the Phone heading.

That’s all there is to it! Now you know how to easily find the phone number linked to your WhatsApp account.

Changing Your WhatsApp Number

If you need to use WhatsApp with a new phone number, you can change the number associated with your account. Here’s how:

On the Same Phone

  1. Open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Change Number.
  2. Enter your old and new phone numbers when prompted.
  3. Choose whether to notify your contacts and tap Done.
  4. Verify your new number when WhatsApp sends a confirmation code.

On a New Phone

  1. Back up your chat history on your old phone.
  2. Install WhatsApp on your new phone and enter your new number.
  3. On your old phone, change your number in WhatsApp Settings.
  4. Restore your chat history from backup on the new phone.

Your contacts will be notified about your number change when you message them.

Troubleshooting Verification Issues

Sometimes you may have trouble receiving the SMS code to verify your phone number. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure your phone has cellular reception or WiFi.
  • Disable any SMS blocking apps temporarily.
  • Contact your carrier to enable receiving international SMS messages.
  • Make sure your phone number is supported by WhatsApp.
  • Request a voice call instead to get the verification code.
  • Wait up to 24 hours if you entered the wrong code multiple times.

If issues persist, you can email WhatsApp support or contact them on Twitter or Facebook.

Using Two Phone Numbers

Unfortunately, you can only verify one phone number per WhatsApp account at a time. However, there are a couple of options:

  • Use a dual SIM phone to manage two numbers on the same device. Switch between SIMs whenever needed.
  • Set up two separate WhatsApp accounts on the same phone, with each account linked to a different number. Toggle between them.
  • Link one number to your main device, and the second number to WhatsApp Web scanned from a secondary device.

Final Tips

  • Always know your primary WhatsApp number in case you need to reverify.
  • Save important contacts under their phone numbers so you know who they are if they change numbers later.
  • Disable two-factor authentication before changing your number to avoid losing access to your account.
  • Change your number directly in WhatsApp to seamlessly transfer your account history and data.

Knowing your phone number in WhatsApp is important for account management and connecting with new contacts. Follow the steps outlined to easily find and change your associated number.