How to add a contact in WhatsApp

«I'll give you my number so we can have news yours on WhatsApp!«. Every time you hear this phrase, you go into total panic: you are not very familiar with the technology and instant messaging services, you still haven't got it right. how to add a contact on WhatsApp. Come on, don't get lost in a glass of water!

I guarantee that what we are talking about is an operation that is not complicated to complete, and today I am here to prove it: if you spend a few minutes of your free time, I can show you how easy it is to add a contact to WhatsApp. acting from a mobile phone Android and a iPhone.

So, are you ready to start? Yep? Perfect! Take your smartphone, read the following paragraphs carefully, scrupulously follow the "tips" that I will give you during the tutorial and you will see that you will no longer have doubts about what procedure to follow to add a contact on WhatsApp. I wish you a good read and have fun!

  • How to add a contact on WhatsApp from Android
    • Save a contact in the address book
    • Other ways to add a contact on WhatsApp
  • How to add a contact on WhatsApp from iPhone
    • Save a contact to the address book
    • Other ways to add a contact on WhatsApp

How to add a contact on WhatsApp from Android

Wish add a contact on WhatsApp using a mobile phone Android ? You can do this by saving the number of the person you want to add to WhatsApp in the system address book or by using the "Add contact" function that appears, for example, when you receive a message from a user that you have not yet saved in the address book. addresses.

Save a contact to the address book

Since the WhatsApp contact list is synchronized with that of the mobile phone's address book, to add a contact in WhatsApp you must first save it to the address book and then to update the contact list in WhatsApp.

Then open the app Address book installed on your mobile phone (in other cases it might be called Contacts or in other ways, depending on the device you have), touch the symbol capacitor positive (+) lead and, on the screen that opens, fill in the contact form by filling in the fields Legal name, Last Name, Telephone, Email, Speak to etc.

As for entering the mobile number of the contact you want to add to WhatsApp, pay attention to this aspect: if it is a local number, save it in the same format that you would use to call it; if it is an international number, instead, save it in the full international format, i.e. + [prefisso internazionale] [full telephone number]. After making sure you have entered the phone number and all other contact information correctly, tap the item Save.

At this point, launch WhatsApp, select the tab Charla (located in the upper left), tap the white speech bubble on green background (located in the lower right), click the symbol (⋮) and then touch the item Update in the menu that opens. If everything went well, the contact you previously saved in the address book will be present in the WhatsApp contact list (as long as the latter's number is associated with an active WhatsApp account).

If you wish, you can save a contact in the address book directly from the official WhatsApp application following another very simple procedure: start WhatsApp, press the tab Charla, touch the icon white speech bubble on green background, touch the symbol (⋮) and then tap on the little man with symbol (+) by your side.

At this point, you can proceed to save the contact to the address book: then fill in the contact form with all the requested information and then tap on the item Save. If you have decided to follow the above procedure, you should see the newly added contact without manually updating the WhatsApp contact list. Convenient, right?

Final report: If you are having difficulty seeing a contact on WhatsApp (even though the user has made sure they have an account), make sure you have given the messaging app permission to access your phone's contacts. To do this, go to the menu Settings> Applications> WhatsApp> Permissions and, if the lever located next to the item Contacts is OFF, move it up EN.

Other ways to add a contact on WhatsApp

Was your old friend from school able to track your mobile number and contact you on WhatsApp? Well I bet you now would like to add it to your contacts so you can listen to it again. Know that you can do this by tapping the button Add contacts and then save the contact to your mobile phone's address book - that's it.

To add a contact not yet saved in the address book to WhatsApp, locate the message that was sent to you within the application and click on it. At this point, touch the button Add contacts and click on the article Existing (to add the number to an existing contact) or in the entry New (create a new contact). If you have decided to opt for the second solution, complete the form that is proposed by entering the name of the user who contacted you and then click on the item Save to save it in the address book.

The same procedure can also be performed when a user shares a contact with you. Also in this case just press the button Add contacts to create new contact or update one existing.

How to add a contact on WhatsApp from iPhone

Would you like to add a contact on WhatsApp using a iPhone ? No problem. Again, you must first save the user's number in the Contacts app and then let WhatsApp 'see' it automatically. Below you will find everything explained in detail.

Save a contact to the address book

To add a contact on WhatsApp, start the application Contacts installed on your iPhone and press the symbol capacitor positive (+) lead located in the upper right to add a new contact. If you have an iPhone equipped with 3D Touch (the feature is available on iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and later), you can do the same by doing a deep tap on the app Contacts and then pressing the voice (+) Create new contact present in the menu that appears. On the screen New contact, then complete the fields Legal name es Last Name, tap the green button (+) add phone and write, in the corresponding text field, the phone number you want to save to your contacts.

Remember that if it is a local number, you can save the number in the same format that you would use to call it. If, on the contrary, it is an international number, you must save it in the full international format, that is + [prefisso internazionale] [full telephone number]. As soon as you have finished filling in the contact form, press the item final (top right) to save the latter in the address book.

Unlike what happens on Android, on iPhone it is not necessary to update the contact list after saving a new one in the Contacts application because this happens automatically. However, if you want to make sure that the user has actually been added (and, above all, that the saved number is actually associated with a WhatsApp account), you can do a quick check directly from WhstsApp.

Then start the official application of the messaging service, press the voice Charla (the icon with the two comic books located in the lower left), scroll down the contact list, and in the search bar that appears at the top of the screen, type the First name contact just saved in the address book. If your number is associated with a WhatsApp account, your name will be shown to you.

If you wish, you can add a user to your contacts directly from WhatsApp using the following procedure: start the official application of the service, click on the item Charla (the icon of the two comic books located in the lower right), touch the pen with paper placed in the upper right and click on the item New contact.

Then proceed to save the contact: enter your name and mobile number in the corresponding form on the screen New contact. When you have entered the user's contact information, press the item final placed in the upper right and then back to the article final located in the upper left. Easier than that?

Final report: If you can't see a contact on WhatsApp (even though the number is associated with an account), make sure you've given the messaging app permission to access your iPhone contacts by going to Settings> WhatsApp and making sure that the switch located on the element Contacts moves up EN.

Other ways to add a contact on WhatsApp

A friend whose number you've lost sent you a message on WhatsApp and now you would like to add it back to your contact list? Nothing could be simpler: After launching the popular messaging platform app, locate the user's message and open it.

Then touch phone number of the person who contacted you and, on the screen Contact, press the voice Create a new contact (save the contact from scratch) or in the entry Add to contact (to update an existing contact).

The same procedure can also be followed if a user shares a contact with you. In this case, you can press the button Save contact and then decide whether to create a new contact or add it to an existing one.