How to add contacts to WhatsApp

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Apr 7, 2014, 11:25:23 AM via Website

Hey guys!

Have you been wondering why not all of your contacts are showing on WhatsApp and you know that they have a WhatsApp account? Here is how to add those contacts to WhatsApp:
  • Ensure that you have your friend's phone number in your phone address book in the full international format.
  • Note: WhatsApp cannot sync with Facebook friends, so you will need to manually enter their phone numbers in your address book in order for WhatsApp to find them.
  • Make sure that you have imported your contacts from your SIM card.
  • Ensure that your friend has your phone number in their address book.
  • Launch WhatsApp and wait 15 seconds.
  • Tap the icon and then tap on your friend to start chatting!
  • If you do not see your friend, try going to Menu Button > Refresh on the Select contact page.
  • Make sure your contact is not hidden.
  • It could also be that your friend doesn't even have WhatsApp, even though you thought they did, you can invite friends to WhatsApp, open the app > press the Menu Button > Settings > Contacts > Tell a Friend.
Hopefully this has helped!

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Jun 11, 2014, 6:00:19 AM via Website

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Jun 18, 2014, 9:56:10 AM via Website

yeah always having problem adding contacts in whatsapp. tricky.

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Oct 11, 2014, 6:32:17 PM via Website

It really helps. The team at Facebook should make this app more user friendly.

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Jan 20, 2015, 11:13:59 AM via App

Hi every body
I need an app that notify me of my friends online and offline status on WhatsApp and keep a record.
I'll be thankful

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Feb 6, 2015, 8:47:44 AM via Website

nice one

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Feb 6, 2015, 8:49:19 AM via Website

thanks for post

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Feb 15, 2015, 2:46:22 PM via Website

Nice and useful post. I also face this problem. Now it is showing on my device.

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Feb 26, 2015, 12:17:26 PM via Website

Absolutely its helps. In fact your all posts are really helpful.

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May 1, 2015, 10:52:25 AM via Website

Firstly thanks for the post. As i was having too much problem in adding new contact to whatsapp. but these post helps me out.I have one more query I want to add Whatsapp Status in Hindi languages to my status. So can I Add it.

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May 1, 2015, 12:38:41 PM via Website

the same problem i had..thanks for the solution :)

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Oct 12, 2015, 5:49:09 PM via Website

Thank you for your post!

My phone numbers are all saved on my Google-account, so I don't have problems with my contacts on WhatsApps... I only have to refresh my list, but you surely have helped a lot of people. :)

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Oct 13, 2015, 7:49:11 AM via Website

Thanks for share with us.

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Oct 15, 2015, 8:46:52 PM via Website

thanks for sharing!

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Nov 14, 2015, 12:28:16 PM via Website

Thanks for the post.

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Nov 24, 2015, 2:49:48 PM via Website

You can not add contacts to whatsapp, I mean there is no special way to do it, simply just add the contact in your device and whatsapp will automatically detect it and add it to your contact list.

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Jan 13, 2016, 9:51:10 AM via Website

There is no need to add it separately, just add them to contacts & it will automatically detect the number & it will be added to whats app list. Note: the person should be active on whats app.

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Feb 2, 2016, 3:18:49 PM via Website

always having problem adding contacts in whats app.
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Feb 17, 2016, 10:58:35 AM via Website

thanks for sharing very helpful

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Mar 6, 2016, 8:49:31 AM via Website

Thanks. This really helps me a lot. Now all my contacts on whatsapp are there. Awesome.

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Mar 7, 2016, 6:56:52 AM via Website

Follow these steps to chat with a friend over WhatsApp:
Make sure that the person you are trying to contact has WhatsApp installed. ...
Ensure that you have their number saved in proper international format on your phone. ...
Inside of the app, go to the Favorites tab, press the button, and select Refresh Favorites.

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Mar 9, 2016, 11:23:13 AM via Website

Follow these steps to chat with a friend over WhatsApp:

  1. Make sure that the person you are trying to contact has WhatsApp installed.
  2. Ensure that you have their number saved in proper international format on your phone.
  3. Inside of the app, go to the Favorites tab, press the button, and select Refresh Favorites.
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Mar 10, 2016, 6:21:13 AM via Website

what is the problem in your whatsapp.

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Apr 20, 2016, 10:22:51 PM via Website

nice thanks

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Apr 29, 2016, 8:20:50 AM via Website

ya, much helpful. Many of us face this issue.

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May 24, 2016, 9:30:20 AM via Website

You have to add the contact in your phonebook first and then open Whatsapp, and click ADD, then find the contact number you want to add to your Whatsapp. try it, hope it helps

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Jul 5, 2016, 11:42:01 AM via Website

It's not that hard adding WhatsApp contacts from your Android or iPhone, actually. Just go to the "Contacts" button and add the people you want. And if you can't, maybe they are not using this app or the area code you enter is wrong.

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Jul 5, 2016, 11:42:09 AM via Website

It's not that hard adding WhatsApp contacts from your Android or iPhone, actually. Just go to the "Contacts" button and add the people you want. And if you can't, maybe they are not using this app or the area code you enter is wrong.

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Jul 15, 2016, 4:27:15 AM via Website

Thanks for the useful information (*)

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Aug 11, 2016, 3:40:36 PM via Website

adding contacts to WhatsApp is really tricky thanks for the post, what I do is add a contact to your phonebook with the proper city and country code like adding 00 before it, then launch WhatsApp and refresh the contact list of you've done everything correct then that contact will be shown on your wWhatsAppcontact list

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Oct 10, 2016, 12:25:49 PM via Website

Follow these steps to chat with a friend over WhatsApp:

  1. Make sure that the person you are trying to contact has WhatsApp installed.
  2. Ensure that you have their number saved in proper contact format on your phone, Menu> Contact> Add New Contact> add the details of the person >Save.
  3. Open the WhatsApp app, go to the Contacts tab, and search the contact which you saved and start the chat.
    Hopefully this helps.

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Oct 10, 2016, 1:31:16 PM via Website

I also stuck in the same problem means my friends numbers are already in my contact list but when i open what's app there is nothing as well as no option to synchronize it. After reading your post i found that my contact are in SIM card instead of phone. It may be solution of the problem which i am facing using whats app. Thanks dude....

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Nov 12, 2016, 6:19:59 AM via Website

thanks i have also face this problem now i have get solution to add contacts on whatsapp.

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Jan 21, 2017, 11:52:28 AM via Website

Before saving number contact list
and looking WhatsApp contact list show

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Mar 9, 2017, 9:16:53 AM via Website

Actually, just "Refresh" button allows us to add the contacts to WhatsApp from the phone's address book. I usually fix with this method but I have wondered how to add if the contacts are from other countries. Luckily, I solved with searching on Google.:)

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Jul 14, 2017, 10:57:45 AM via Website

Thank You So much for the post. It was Much needed.

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Jul 18, 2017, 11:32:14 AM via Website

Good to know about this..thanks for sharing the post...

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Aug 1, 2017, 12:18:46 AM via Website

nice work.

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Aug 1, 2017, 3:24:44 AM via Website

Thanks , it is works .

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Aug 5, 2017, 5:10:38 AM via Website

Nice and useful Post . I also face this problem.

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Jan 30, 2018, 11:41:20 AM via Website

1. Open the WhatsApp app.
2. Tap the Chats tab.
3. Tap the box with a pencil.
4. Tap New Contact.
5. Type in the person's first name.
6. Tap add a phone.
7. Type in your contact's phone number.

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Apr 10, 2018, 11:37:54 AM via Website

Just what i was looking for, thank you so much for providing this tutorial.
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Oct 28, 2018, 7:19:05 PM via Website

whatsapp has less features when compared to zewhatsapp .....zewhatsapp has 40 more extra feature than normal whatsapp ...check it ones....

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Feb 23, 2019, 8:57:38 PM via Website

Wow! Thanks for the a to z instruction to easily add contacts to my WhatsApp.

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