Moving WhatsApp number to another phone (to keep same number)

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May 31, 2019, 4:20:05 AM via Website

Hi guys, I'm just wondering if anyone knows any way to move my entire WhatsApp installation to another Android? As I'm changing phone but I don't have the sim anymore for the current WhatsApp number hence I'm unable to get the verification code if I were to do it as normal, and I want to keep the number. I've tried searching but unable to find a previous thread which answers this.

(I understand that if the number gets recycled then I will lose it when someone uses it - that's fine)

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May 31, 2019, 9:22:05 AM via Website

Hi, welcome to AndroidPIT! :)

This is simply not possible. You need to be able to receive the verification code to activate WhatsApp on the new phone.

You do have a new SIM card, right? Just switch the number in WhatsApp in the settings and all your contacts can still get in touch with you ;)