With over 2 billion active users per month, WhatsApp is truly the most popular instant messaging app in the world. Because the platform is used by people of all ages, it can be difficult for seniors who are not happy with the technology to check their registered mobile phone number and username on WhatsApp. In addition, users with multiple WhatsApp accounts can get confused between registered numbers. So here we are with a short guide on how to find your WhatsApp number and username on Android or iOS.
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What is my WhatsApp number and username on Android
For starters, it’s super easy to check your number and name on the WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business apps. All you have to do is open the settings and go to your profile, as shown below.
- Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
- Touch menu with three points in the upper right corner — select Settings.
- Your name will appear at the top, along with your profile picture. Touch it.
- Here you can see your WhatsApp username and registered mobile phone number.
Change the name and mobile phone number
To change your name on WhatsApp, tap the name, change it as you wish and tap Save. You can also change your mobile phone number on WhatsApp. To do this, click on the mobile phone number on the profile page, tap Next, and enter old and new mobile phone numbers.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to confirm your mobile phone numbers. When you change your registered mobile phone number, all your account information, groups and settings will be moved to the new number. Also, payment methods will be removed and all pending payments will be canceled.
What is my WhatsApp number and username on iOS (iPhone, iPad)
The process is more or less similar for the iPhone and iPad. To check your WhatsApp name and number on iOS, follow the steps below.
- Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad.
- Click on Settings in the lower right corner.
- Now tap your name next to the profile picture at the top.
- Your WhatsApp mobile phone number and username will now be displayed.
Change the name and mobile phone number
Changing the WhatsApp name and mobile phone number is very similar to that on Android. To change a username, tap it on the profile page, enter a new name, and tap Done.
To change the registered phone number, go back to Settings. Here, click on Account and tap Change the number. Touch Next, enter old and new numbers and continue with the instructions.
Like Android, your data, including groups, will be migrated to a new SIM number.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can see my WhatsApp username?
Anyone who has your WhatsApp number can open your profile to see your registered name. The name also appears in group conversations with people who haven’t saved your contact. Those who have your contact on their phone will see the saved name.
2. How to check someone’s Whatsapp profile name?
To see someone’s name on WhatsApp, open the chat screen and tap their name / number at the top to open the profile. Here you can see the other person’s username below their profile picture.
3. Can I have a WhatsApp account with two phone numbers?
No, you cannot have a WhatsApp account with two phone numbers. Frequently switching your WhatsApp account between different devices can block you from re-verifying your account. Therefore, please do not abuse this function; read more about it here.
With that in mind, you can have two different WhatsApp accounts with different numbers on your phone. This can be done using WhatsApp Business (Android, iOS) for a secondary number or apps that allow you to use dual WhatsApp on Android.
This was about finding your registered mobile phone number and username in WhatsApp on Android and iPhone. I hope this will help the elderly, especially those who are not very technically savvy and find it difficult to reveal the details of their account. Plus, if you need any more help, let me know in the comments below. Follow us for more articles like this.
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