How To Change Your Viber Phone Number

If you’ve changed your phone’s SIM card or phone number, but kept the same phone, when you call or message people in Viber, your old number will show up. Unfortunately there’s no way to change your Viber phone number in your Viber account. To change your Viber phone number, you need to deactivate your Viber account with the old number and create a new Viber account. To do this:

  1. Open Viber
  2. Click on the More tab
  3. Click on Deactivate Account
  4. Follow the prompts to disable your account, you’ll lose you message history. There’s nothing you can do about this. Fortunately you won’t lose your pictures because they’re stored on your phone’s memory
  5. Close Viber
  6. Start Viber and follow the on screen instructions to create a new account with your new phone number
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17 thoughts on “How To Change Your Viber Phone Number

  1. Most stupid “how to” ever!
    Where is the way to change the number under existing account?

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    • Ouch! Unfortunately it’s not possible to change your viber phone number with your existing account, so say Viber! This method is currently the only way to change your number in Viber.

      Don’t shoot the messenger 😉

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  2. Android – Xperia Z
    I haven’t tried the number changing method yet, but it is possible to save your messages although you won’t see them on your phone.
    From within Viber look for ‘More options’ then ‘Settings’. Within those settings is ‘Email message history’. This will create a backup zip file which can be sent to your selected email account. Each contact’s message history is in a separate csv file within the zip file.

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  3. I am in Spain but I go to the UK a lot! Rather than have roaming charges I use a pay as you go sim card for the UK networks but I have to keep changing the number in Viber, is there no easy way to keep both numbers?

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    • Hmmm, well you don’t have to change numbers to continue using Viber, you could just leave the number as the old number. I would suggest keeping the number of the permanent phone for your Viber account, rather than changing it each time.

      Or better yet – don’t go back to the UK. I moved from the UK to NZ 5 years ago and never gone back – it’s an awful place! :mrgreen:

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  4. I left the UK and my old number is still showing on my Viber. How can I replace it with my new number without losing my existing contacts and details?

    Thanks

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  5. My mob is lost I closed that number but still on that number some one is using viber kindly help me hw to deactivate that account kindly help

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  6. I triped to abroad and deactivate my viber, after activation again i could not access to the activation code that has sent to my sim card because my simcard is not active in forein country.
    How can I activate again my viber?

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  7. Hey,
    will my credits been lost, if i deactivate my account and get an new account, because my phone number has changed?
    Beggo

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    • Excellent question. I don’t know, I just use Viber for free :$

      Maybe ask Viber, then let us know back on the site to help others with the same issue 🙂

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    • I imagine the answer would be “yes”, you would lose your credit, because it’s tied to a number (Viber account)

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  8. Anybody please can help me, I updated the viber recently, after updating my old chat is not opening.

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  9. Hello, i need to continue with the same number, only change that. Is possible? Just the carrier changed the prefix – same sim, same carrier. Is strange that is no way to do this….

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  10. Hi, I changed my number so certain people couldn’t contact me and they have managed to still message me through my viber app. Will they now have my new number?

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    • Not sure, I think so… 🙁

      Do a test with your friends, get someone’s mum to add you or something.

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  11. Sir how can i have my 2 sim number on a viber
    Thanks

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