My old Sim card number has expired and is no longer active on my mobile network. How do I recover my Whatsapp account chat history from this inactive Sim card number since it can no longer receive the call or message that sends the Whatsapp confirmation code to my cell phone in order to activate the Whatsapp account to my old mobile number.

I have tried to purchase a new Sim card in order to reactive the expired mobile number but was told by my network providers that I can no longer use that number as it is no longer registered to the network. My best bet would be to try recover my contacts from my google account backups.But there's is no guarantee that I can recover my chat history from that expired no.

I would like to migrate my Whatsapp chat history from this old Sim card number to a new Sim card number to which I have already installed Whatsapp.I am using an Android device.

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WhatsApp stores a backup of everyday into your internal memory. If you register in WhatsApp with the new sim still it will allow you to restore the messages of previous chat. No matter what number you had.

Try re-registering with your new number and when it asks you for restore back, allow it to.

  • The same thing happened to me. Are u sure that, if we register the new sim with watsapp then also we will get the option to restore. Is this 100%sure . Otherwise we can no longer use the old chat noo.. Jan 18, 2018 at 18:57

Yes you can, but of course you must copy the old folder whatsapp to the new phone so that the whatsapp see that folder containing the database is read by whatsapp.

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