WhatsApp: what should I do when a contact changes their phone number?

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Brian Adam
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Is there danger with ghost accounts in WhatsApp? Normally, our contacts change their phone number without warning and this affects the registration of users of the most popular communication application: WhatsApp. Remember that the list of friends is updated with that of your mobile contacts.

But why might it be dangerous not to delete these contacts? Well, you should know that some phone companies do not eliminate old numbers, but recycle them and give them to other customers.

When someone changes their phone number, it is important that you delete that number from your contact book. Because mobile phone operators recycle numbers, you may have a WhatsApp account mistakenly identified with a friend’s name, but the number now belongs to the new owner of the phone number.”, Warns the application on its official blog.

This situation can be used by third parties to steal private information from other users. It should be noted that if a contact asks you for a code that came to you by text message, you should simply ignore it, do not answer.

You could be being attacked by people looking to steal your WhatsApp account and hack your other friends.

“WhatsApp only uses phone numbers to identify accounts and shows the names that you have assigned to those numbers in your device’s contact list,” the app warns.

How to download WhatsApp statuses without programs and in high quality

This is the tool to download the States of WhatsApp from your friends without the need for third-party programs or applications that, in general, tend to steal your personal information, your number or access your conversations without any permission.

Remember that the states or status of the app They can be shared by anyone who has access to the application and can be seen only by whoever has your number and you have it on the agenda. Otherwise, it will not be displayed. In it they can hang photos, videos and even create phrases for all contacts to read.

But these tend to disappear from WhatsApp within exactly 24 hours. After that time, the trick will not work. However, if you saw the states, they will still be in your mobile device. That is why here we will show you how to download a status in case you are interested in keeping any of them in high quality.

It should be noted that it is not proven if it works the same way on Instagram, Messenger or Facebook, but you can check it on your mobile device through the internal folders created by the apps. Always remember to enable hidden folders on your mobile.


This trick only works on Android terminals, from where you can access a variety of folders in the same application. On iPhone this is a bit difficult since everything is encrypted and there is no quick access to hidden files:

  • The first thing you should do is enter the files of your application. Use the Files folder on your smartphone. If you don’t have one, you can download one from Google Play.
  • Once inside, go to the WhatsApp folder.
  • Later, you must click on the Settings of said folder
  • Define hidden files and folders to be displayed.
  • When you’re done, head over to the Media folder.
  • In there, simply choose Status and you can see all the states you have seen on WhatsApp.
  • Remember that if you still do not see any of the states, you will have to use the same application to download quickly.

Now it only remains to copy it to another folder and voila, you will have the WhatsApp Status downloaded without programs and in high quality, without resorting to the famous screenshots or screenshots that, for the most part, tend to reduce the size.

In the case of the computer, you can copy the State by right clicking on the image. However, the option to download it does not appear. You can copy it in Photoshop or in Paint itself and from there proceed to cut the image.

Do you have any problem? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to their contact email: [email protected] or [email protected] You can also make the same request from your iPhone.

Now, if you need to make a general query, you can fill in the form using this link. There you simply have to put your phone number, in addition to the code of your region, and then write your message after identifying yourself.

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