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Changing phone number due to violent ex WhatsApp

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Hallomiaddicted Wed 12-Jul-17 10:36:22

Does anyone know how to avoid new number showing on WhatsApp? I have noticed messages on my WhatsApp saying "076xxxx has changed to 074xxxxxx" which defeats the purpose if this happens. If I uninstall the app and reinstall don't know if that would do it rather than using the "change number" feature ?

darbyshaw Wed 12-Jul-17 10:48:56

Could you block him? Or not use whatsapp?

MagicMoneyTree Wed 12-Jul-17 10:58:46

Was going to say the same as above - wouldn't blocking him work?

Hallomiaddicted Wed 12-Jul-17 11:02:20

No as I have had 1000s of calls on private which you can't block

FreudianSlurp Wed 12-Jul-17 11:03:42

I got rid of WhatsApp because I found it too intrusive, but there was an option to close my account before I deleted. Would closing your account completely and starting a new one work? I can't remember if it was tied to an email address, but you might have to use a different one if it makes a connection that way.

PinkHeart5911 Wed 12-Jul-17 11:04:14

Delete the what's app from your phone

Put new sim in

Download what's app again from your new number and I believe then nobody will know you've changed your number

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