Why are my contacts not showing in WhatsApp?

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Apr 29, 2018, 7:41:05 PM via Website

My contacts are not appearing in WhatsApp. I have tried:

  • setting my contacts as visible or viewable - no such setting appears to exist;
  • showing all contacts in WhatsApp; again, no such setting appears to exist;
  • switching off my phone and re-inserting the SIM; nothing changed;
  • allowing WhatsApp to read contacts in security > permission settings; no such setting exists;
  • granting permissions in Application manager >WhatsApp; WhatsApp is allowed to read contacts, but no setting to allow all permissions exists.

If anyone could suggest a setting I could change that actually exists, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Apr 30, 2018, 6:52:29 AM via Website

Why don't you refresh your WhatsApp contact manually. By taping on the contact list and scrolling up the screen to refresh it. Also make sure your app is up to date.

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Apr 30, 2018, 1:19:37 PM via Website

miracle ofoma

Why don't you refresh your WhatsApp contact manually. By taping on the contact list and scrolling up the screen to refresh it. Also make sure your app is up to date.

Yes., refresh your WhatsApp contact. And the latest version is V2.18.119.

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May 3, 2018, 5:33:52 AM via Website

I also meet such case,look forward the good solution.If any new,please feel free to let me know.

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May 5, 2018, 12:07:29 AM via Website

Thanks for the replies. I have the latest version. Unfortunately updating the contact list didn't work.

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Jun 28, 2018, 9:10:02 AM via Website

Hi,

I too faced the same problem, but i did the following steps which helped me resolve the issue.

To show all of your contacts, go to Contacts > Menu > Settings. Then, uncheck and re-check the box next to Show all contacts

Next, go to Contacts > Menu > Refresh

Your friend should now appear in your WhatsApp contact list.

Hope it helps!!

Cheers

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Dec 9, 2019, 12:01:00 PM via Website

If I keyed in my contacts manually, they do not appear in my whats-app's contact list. If I add contacts from a whats-app group, they appear in my whats-app's contact list. Why is this happening? What should I do? My phone is Huawei Nova 5T.
Help.....:'(

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Dec 9, 2019, 12:05:55 PM via Website

I have tried them as well. They don't work for me either.

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Jan 7, 2020, 12:46:51 PM via Website

Hi guys...I have been searching the internet in & out for a solution to this problem. I tried all ways and even factory reset my phone, as it was quite new and didn't have much data to be deleted.

Anyway, luckily for me I found a solution, which I don't know whether it will be applicable to you or not. But its worth a try. All the contacts in my Phone list were saved without Country ISD code. Once by chance I unknowingly saved 1 contact with country code (Kuwait 00965), and VOILA! that contact name appeared in Whatsapp contacts when i got in few days later. Then I tried with few more contacts by adding ISD code and all of them started appearing in Whatsapp contacts.

So try this method and let me know if it worked. THANKS!

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