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Signal Users Can Now Change Registered Phone Number Without Losing Chat History

Signal will send a notification to a user's contacts if a registered phone number is changed.

Signal has introduced new functionality that allows users to change their registered phone number on the application, without losing their chat history. Whenever the user changes their phone number on Signal, every one of their contacts will get an in-visit warning that makes reference to the update. Since all discussions on Signal are started to finish scrambled, the texting administration interfaces the talks to a user’s phone number, which implies that the discussions are not put away and synchronized on the cloud.

According to a blog, Signal has now added another feature to its applications on Android and iOS that allows users to change their phone number without losing talks, groups, and Signal profile. The new features prove to be useful in the event that users are changing their phone numbers however wish to hold the handsets. To use this feature, users need the latest version — at least Android v5.30.6 or iOS v5.27.1 — of the Signal app.

A support page mentions a reference to that the change-number feature isn’t upheld assuming users can neither convey nor get messages on Message using the existing registered phone number, have misplaced or lost the device, or wiped the phone clean.

How to change a phone number on Signal
The support page also mentions how to update the registered phone number on Signal.

Open Signal application.
Click on Profile (show picture) >
Settings (iOS just) >
Account >
Change phone number >
Enter an old phone number in the first field, a new phone number in the second.
Select Continue or Done.
Confirm the new number. If not, click on Edit Number.
Select Change Number.
Follow on-screen instructions to complete the registration process of the new number.
Signal also mentions that if another person registers an account with the previous phone number of a user, the old user’s chat history, groups, and profile will not get carried over.