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How to change WhatsApp Business Name

In our previous article on WhatsApp business setup guide, we disclosed that WhatsApp has made it official that its platform will not be able to change WhatsApp business name after assigning a name to a WhatsApp number during registration.

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From our experiences so far with the new WhatsApp for business app, we have found a tricky way to change our WhatsApp business name.

Our trick won’t go in contrary with WhatsApp privacy approach to its new platform. The good news is that you already know how to do it.

You neither need to be rooted nor install a third party nor cloned WhatsApp business app for one to change WhatsApp business name.

Here’s what you only needed to do;

You are changing your WhatsApp business name either because

  1. You made some mistake in the first place with the naming
  2. You only tested to see how WhatsApp business app works and now wants to do it the right way
  3. You found out that the business name you used wasn’t the right name for your business or
  4. You just needed a brand new name for your business.

If your intention is not included in the option above, then this change of WhatsApp business name is definitely not for you.

NOTICE

Before moving to change your WHatsApp Business name, make sure that you have backup your chats else all your recent chats will be lost

Steps to change WhatsApp business name for iPhone, iPad

  1. Touch and hold the WhatsApp Business icon on the Home Screen until the icons start to wiggle.
  2. Tap the x in the corner of the WhatsApp Business icon.
  3. Tap Delete to remove the application and all of its data.
  4. Press the Home button.
  5. Re-download WhatsApp Business from the App Store.
  6. Open it to start using it again.
  7. Enter the WhatsApp business number you registered with it in the first place and continue.
  8. When it comes for option for a business name, you can now enter the new name you wish to change and continue.

You now have a new WhatsApp business name with the same number.

Steps to change WhatsApp Business name for Android

  1. Touch and hold the WhatsApp Business icon on the App drawer until it shows App info, Uninstall or Cancel
  2. Drag your finger with WA Business icon to Uninstall
  3. Tap Uninstall to remove the application and all of its data.
  4. Now tap UNINSTALL
  5. Open Play store and re-download WhatsApp Business
  6. Open it to start using it again.
  7. Enter the WhatsApp business number you registered with it in the first place and continue.
  8. When it comes for option for a business name, you can now enter the new name you wish to change and continue.

You now have a new WhatsApp business name with the same number.

Alternative option to change WhatsApp business name without uninstalling it on Android

Change WhatsApp Business Name

  1. Touch and hold the WhatsApp Business icon on the App drawer until it shows App info, Uninstall or Cancel
  2. Drag your finger with WA Business icon to App info
  3. Now release your finger
  4. From the App info, Click CLEAR DATA
  5. Confirm by clicking OK
  6. Open it to start using it again.
  7. Enter the WhatsApp business number you registered with it in the first place and continue.
  8. When it comes for option for a business name, you can now enter the new name you wish to change and continue.

You now have a new WhatsApp business name with the same number.

Updated on April 17, 2018

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