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What is my WhatsApp number?

You’re WhatsApp account is tied to a phone number, but where can you go to see that number?

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Quick Answer: Your WhatsApp number is the same as your mobile phone number. To view the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account, tap on your profile picture or name, and your number is listed under your About info.

Your WhatsApp number and account are tied to the phone number used during registration. However, it’s possible that you could forget which number is tied to your account.

And since there’s no WhatsApp number lookup tool, you’ll have to use various methods to look it up.

There are multiple ways to do this, but if you want to stay within the app, we’ve got you covered. Viewing your WhatsApp number is straightforward. Plus, you can do it via Android or iOS.

So, if you’re at that point where you’re wondering, “What’s my WhatsApp number?” we’ll show you how to find out quickly using the app

Key things to note about your WhatsApp number

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What is a WhatsApp number?

Basically, a WhatsApp number is just your regular ol’ phone number that you use to sign up for the WhatsApp app.

Your WhatsApp number and your phone number are one and the same.

That’s right, if you sign up for WhatsApp using your phone number, that’s the number that’s going to show up on your profile for everyone to see.

Does Whatsapp give you a phone number?

No, WhatsApp does not assign you a new phone number; you’ll need to bring your own digits to the party.

When setting up your WhatsApp account, the app will ask you for a phone number to use as your identity. This is so your contacts can find you on the app or vice versa.

To wrap this question up, WhatsApp doesn’t give you a phone number, but you will need one to sign up for the app.

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I have a new phone number – does that affect my WhatsApp number?

Some mobile operators recycle inactive phone numbers. So, there’s a chance that your new number could be someone’s old WhatsApp account.

If so, and if they failed to delete their WhatsApp account, you could inherit their profile photo and About info, for instance.

Thankfully, they won’t have access to your account or data.

Furthermore, WhatsApp removes old data from accounts that are newly activated on a different device after 45 days of inactivity.

How to find your WhatApp number

You’re only allowed one account per phone number. However, you can access your account using your phone, web, or desktop applications for Windows and Mac.

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What is my WhatsApp number on iPhone or Android?

iPhone users: Tap on Settings in the bottom-right Android users: Tap on the three dots (More) button in the top-right corneriPhone in WhatsApp app with arrow pointing to settings gear in purple background
Tap on your profile pictureiPhone in the WhatsApp with arrow pointing at the profile picture
Tap on your profile picture or profile name, and your WhatsApp number should be listed under your About infoiPhone with arrows pointing to where phone number is

And there you have it, you’ve successfully found your phone number on WhatsApp.

Whatsapp now lets you link two devices to one phone number

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In a recent update, WhatsApp has officially introduced a feature that enables users to link their account to multiple devices with the same phone number.

To link your WhatsApp account to two phones, follow these easy steps:

  1. Ensure that you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on both devices you wish to connect.
  2. Open WhatsApp on your primary phone and tap the ⋮ overflow menu.
  3. Select “Linked Devices.”
  4. Tap the green “Link a Device” button.
  5. Scan the QR code displayed on the secondary phone using your primary phone’s camera.

Once the QR code is successfully scanned, your WhatsApp account will be linked to both devices, providing you with the ability to access your chats and messages on multiple phones.

Finding your WhatsApp number is pretty straightforward

After reading all this, if you’re still asking yourself, “how do I find my Whatsapp number?” don’t worry; it’s a common question.

Again, you can easily find your WhatsApp number by checking the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account.

If you still have trouble finding your WhatsApp phone number, check the app’s settings or contact WhatsApp support for assistance.

Your WhatsApp number is the ticket that allows you to use and maximize WhatsApp to the fullest. It’s also what you use to access WhatsApp on your computer.

Not only does the app allow you to check your registered number, but it also allows you to change it. However, note that doing so will migrate your account info, groups, and settings.

If that is out of the question, simply activate your new account, look up your number and other account information, then update as needed if old data is yet to be automatically cleared.

Can I have multiple WhatsApp accounts with different numbers on the same device?

WhatsApp only allows one account per phone number and one account per device. If you want to use multiple accounts on the same device, you can use dual SIM phones or third-party apps that allow for multiple instances of the same app. However, using third-party apps might not be secure and is not recommended by WhatsApp.

I have a new phone number. Will it affect my WhatsApp account?

Answer: If you change your phone number, you will need to update your WhatsApp account with the new number. WhatsApp has a built-in feature that allows you to change your number while keeping your account information, groups, and settings. You may lose access to your messages and other data if you don’t update your account with the new number.

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Joy Okumoko is a freelance technology writer who loves all things tech. She spends her spare time crocheting and working on her crafts.



  1. Nanneti Prabhakar

    September 29, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    please my whatsapp number open

    • Kevin Raposo

      October 4, 2023 at 10:13 pm

      Did you follow the instructions above?

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