Whatsapp & changing number

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  1. Christine_K macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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    #1
    Hi guys:)

    I've noticed the following warning (Whatsapp) :
    /Username/'s safety code has been changed.
    (but we continued texting as before, no changes and etc.)

    Please, explain me, so that means that /Username/ just changed his phone number but uses the same Whatsapp account,
    or smth else?

    PS:
    both that username and me did whatsapp recent update,
    and then I saw only standard warning like "now all your messages will be coded...", if that matters.
     
  2. Christine_K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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  3. Powermax macrumors regular

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    This is probably due to the new end to end encryption feature. The other user changed his device and thus has a new encryption key. WhatsApp notices this and shows this message.
     
  4. Christine_K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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    thank you:)

    so that's just about changing device, yes?

    and (sorry for the strange question:) ) if, for example,
    i change my telephone number,
    but use the same whatsapp account,
    nobody will see my new tel.number?
     

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