How to Add New Contacts in WhatsApp
If you’re new to using WhatsApp, you might be confused by its features. It’s good to know what you can do with the popular messaging app, and one of the primary functions is adding new contacts to your Contact List. Keeping your contact list updated is one of the essentials when communicating with other people.
This article will show you how to add new contacts in WhatsApp across all available devices.
How to Add New Contacts in WhatsApp from an iPhone
Using WhatsApp on your iPhone is easy, especially since WhatsApp can access your phone’s contacts and add people to the list.
To add a new contact in WhatsApp, follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp.
- Go to the Chats section.
- Tap the New Message icon on the top right corner.
- Select New Contact.
- Add contact details, just like you would with a regular phone contact.
- Tap the save button.
If you’ve received a message from someone not in your contacts, you can add them to your contact list from the message directly.
Adding a contact on WhatsApp also adds them to your iPhone’s contact list, so you don’t have to copy them over.
How to Add New Contacts in WhatsApp from an Android Device
Adding a contact to your Android device is just as simple:
- Open WhatsApp
- Tap the new message icon in the bottom right corner.
- Select New Contact.
- Add contact details.
- You can choose to save the contact to your device, SIM card, or your cloud service if you’re using it to store contacts.
- Tap Save.
If someone sends you a contact card in a message, you can directly save a contact from there by pressing the Save Contact button.
How to Add New Contacts in WhatsApp from a PC Web Browser
WhatsApp has introduced a web version named WhatsApp Web to allow for cross-communication between available devices. This will enable you to send messages directly from your PC.
If you want to sync your WhatsApp to your WhatsApp Web, go to the web browser tab and open your WhatsApp on your mobile device. On your phone, click on the three dots in the corner and then press “WhatsApp Web.” Your browser page will show a QR code to scan with your phone. This will enable WhatsApp Web to access your WhatsApp contacts.
However, the web app doesn’t have a straightforward way to add new contacts.
If you want to add a contact from your WhatsApp Web, the only way to do it is through third-party software, such as InTouchApp. The process after installing the app is relatively straightforward:
- Link the account on InTouchApp with your WhatsApp account. This is done by adding the same email and phone numbers as the WhatsApp you’re using.
- Under Settings, click on “Select contact accounts to sync.”
- The app will sync your contacts between WhatsApp web and your mobile device.
The app works for Android devices and iPhones, so it’s an easy way to keep contacts synchronized between your PC and mobile phone.
Additionally, InTouchApp has a browser extension available.
Once you receive a new contact through WhatsApp Web, you can open the browser extension and save the new contact directly on your browser. InTouchApp will then sync it to your mobile device the next time you open it on your phone.
How to Add New Contacts to WhatsApp Group
If you have a group chat on your WhatsApp with your friends, it’s essential to know how to add new contacts to the group and expand it. WhatsApp makes this very easy in these few steps:
- Open the WhatsApp group.
- Select the name of the group on the top.
- Tap on “Add Participants.”
- Select a contact from your Contact List to add to the group.
- Tap Add.
- Alternatively, you can add new people to the group by sending them a link. Use the option “Invite via link,” then select the method you want to use.
Removing a contact from a group is slightly different. To do so, follow these steps:
- Open the WhatsApp group.
- Select the name of the group.
- Scroll down to the list of participants.
- Tap on the person you want to remove, then tap on “Remove [contact]” or “Remove from Group.”
Adding New Contacts to WhatsApp from Old Phone
If you’ve recently changed your phone, it’s easy to add your old contacts to your WhatsApp list. Since WhatsApp can integrate with your phone’s contact list, the easiest way is to sync your phones via your mail.
Since Android devices require a Gmail account to use, you can use the option in your contact list to sync all your contacts to your Gmail account. When you change your phone, you can log into your account and instantly save all of your contacts onto the new device.
WhatsApp will use this list as a basis for its contacts list, so you don’t have to worry about losing contacts.
On the other hand, the iPhone, by default, uses iCloud to save all of your contact information. When you change your iPhone, simply select “Restore from iCloud Back-up.” This will populate your contact list with all your previous contacts. Using iCloud also means that all of your Apple gadgets can share the contact list.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve included this section to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about WhatsApp contacts.
Can I remove contacts in WhatsApp?
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How do I edit a contact?
If a friend updates their phone number, or you’d like to change the contacts’ name, you can.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eAll you need to do is tap on the Chat icon as we did above. Then, tap on the name of the contact. Finally, you can tap ‘Edit’ (for iPhone users) or the three vertical dots and ‘Edit’ (for Android users). Make any necessary updates to the contact and save your edits.
What’s Up in WhatsApp
Now you know how to add new contacts to WhatsApp. Whether on your mobile device or a PC web browser, WhatsApp is an excellent way to keep in touch with friends. It’s like enhanced texting and actually more popular than texting in numerous countries other than the United States. You can also rest assured that changing your phone won’t tamper with your contacts, as you can back them up online and have all your numbers on the new phone in an instant.
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