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I have recently changed my phone number, and so I had to delete my older account on WhatsApp. Can I rejoin the groups that I had created before deleting the account? Would they still be in existence?

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Probably not, now that your account is gone. PS: Whatsapp's approach to easy registering (using the phone no. as id and auth) is fundamentally broken, they have (or at least recently had) very bad security problems and other nasty workarounds/limitations: whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20971798 (Also, please do not swap SIM cards or phones frequently, or you will no longer be able to pass the verification process. Read this article for more information.) –  ce4 Jan 9 '13 at 20:09
    
So they wont be in existence at all? I was under the assumption that the first person i had added to that group would have the admin rights for it. –  user26467 Jan 9 '13 at 21:27
    
Oh, I'm not that sure. Would you mind to try it? And post your findings here? –  ce4 Jan 9 '13 at 21:35
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My assumption was correct. The groups are still in existence with the first person added being the new administrator. –  user26467 Jan 10 '13 at 16:39
    
Nice find! Would you mind to add this as an answer? –  ce4 Jan 10 '13 at 16:51
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After some investigation, I found out that the older groups are still in existence and the first person I had added in each of them, when they were created, became the admin of the groups. I had to ask them to add me back to the group.

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