How to Activate SBI WhatsApp Service?

The Nation’s biggest public sector bank SBI (State Bank of India) has announced its SBI WhatsApp service in India. Through this service, a customer can check the balance and get the mini account statement on the WhatsApp mobile application. In this article, I will explain how to activate SBI WhatsApp service and what are the features of this service.

On 19th July 2022, the SBI has announced its WhatsApp service availability through a tweet. The tweet says “The bank tweeted, “your bank is now on WhatsApp”, customers can know their account balance and check mini statements on the go.”

How to activate SBI WhatsApp Service?

To activate the SBI WhatsApp service, you need to be a saving account holder with SBI bank. The process of activating WhatsApp banking you need to follow the below steps.

  • From your registered mobile no. type :”WAREG” and “Your account no”
  • Make sure there is a space between the text and your account no.
  • Send the SMS on 7208933148
  • In few minutes, you will get a message in your WhatsApp application.
  • Just reply with “Hi” to avail the services.
  • Save the SBI WhatsApp number in your phone book.

Activation process for SBI Credit Card customers.

  • Credit card holders can send the text “OPTIN” to 9004022022 from the WhatsApp application.
  • The customer can give a missed call to 08080945040
  • SBI Card Mobile App: Login to Mobile App, click on ‘WhatsApp Connect’ in the main Menu to subscribe to WhatsApp
  • SBI Card Website: Click here, login and subscribe.
  • Ask ILA: Click here , login and subscribe.
  • SMS: Message WAOPTIN XXXX to 5676791, where XXXX is the last 4 digits of your card number.

What are the services available on SBI WhatsApp Service?

Currently, there are only 3 services available on the SBI WhatsApp Service, they are:

  • Check account balance
  • Mini account statement
  • De-register WhatsApp service

In the coming months, the bank is planning to add various other services to its WhatsApp service.


What is the SBI WhatsApp service number?

The SBI WhatsApp Service no. is 90226 90226

Who can avail the SBI WhatsApp Service?

Saving bank account customers of SBI and SBI credit card holders can avail the WhatsApp service.

Is there any charges for availing the SBI WhatsApp service?

No, the service is free of cost to all the customers.

What all services are available on SBI WhatsApp service?

Below 3 services are available on SBI WhatsApp service.
Check account balance
Mini account statement
De-register WhatsApp service


Late but not last. SBI has finally come up with the WhatsApp services for its customers. WhatsApp services are very handy and useful. I have used WhatsApp services from HDFC, ICICI and Kotak bank. I don’t have saving account with SBI so currently not able to test the service. If you have the account, please use the service and let me know your experience in the comment box below.

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