Why are my contacts not showing in WhatsApp? (How to fix)

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Aug 9, 2017 4:18:09 AM via Website

Under this situation, I always tried REFRESH. Every time it works.

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Aug 22, 2017 8:14:21 PM via Website

I do have saved one of my friend phone number in Android contact book but not visible in WhatsApp contact list.I done every setting regarding contact but stop it doesn't show.Is there any trick to block others that can't allow to save phone number in WhatsApp?
Please give me a solution.

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Sep 14, 2017 6:57:24 PM via Website

I have done what you wrote but still my phone contact are not showing by WhatsApp contact list. Gmail contact around 2000 and WhatsApp is 1123 only

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Oct 14, 2017 4:21:28 PM via Website

Thanks for the advice, I reseted the permissions and was having trouble with whatsapp contacts. Great advice!

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Oct 24, 2017 7:48:04 AM via Website

I have tried all the given fixes but am still not being able get all the contacts in my phonebook to get synced to whatsapp.
Is there anything else that I can do?

Is there a way to get in touch with whatsapp's customer care over the phone call.

Thanks for your help in advance :)

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Nov 21, 2017 12:28:57 AM via Website

Nothing on this thread is working, and, I can see other users struggling with this. I've completed all of the pointers, resets, updates, upgrades, power on and offs and still cannot get a new contact to show up on my whatsapp from my google/Android contacts.

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Jan 30, 2018 11:42:36 AM via Website

Make sure that you have saved your contacts' phone numbers in your phone's address book. Make sure you have allowed WhatsApp to access your phone's contacts in your phone's Settings app. In your phone's address book, make sure that all accounts and groups are set to "visible" or "viewable".

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Jan 31, 2018 5:32:59 PM via Website

In a late to reply to Timothy Ward, I had the same issue and it drove me crazy... and same observation, nowhere in any settings of neither Whatapps, nor my device, nor my Contact list, nor the applications settings of Whatsapps, there is anything that is "viewable" or "visible".

But hold on... try this: tap on WhatsApp Message Icon icon and then go to Menu > Help. There are some instructions and at the bottom there is a button: Show invisible contacts. Press the button.

Now, lo and behold, it shows me several thousands of my contacts, which, according to Whatsapp are all hidden, I do not know why. But above the list of contacts, there is checkbox saying "show all contacts, not only the visible ones". And when I checked the box, magic happened.

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Feb 12, 2018 7:26:12 AM via Website

just experience the same problem for days.
My Whatsapp contact name is back by change the permission in your phone settings.
Settings > Installed Apps > Whatsapp > Permission manager > tick on "read your contact"

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Feb 19, 2018 11:33:27 AM via Website

Wauh this is one the best answers, it works for me, all my contacts are back for me, thank you so much.