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 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, 8:49:19 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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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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