How to add or edit a contact

Web and Desktop
There are several ways to add a contact.
Add contact with a new chat
  1. Go to the Chats tab.
  2. Tap
    new chat
    > New contact.
Add a contact from a chat
You can save someone's number from a chat.
  1. Go to the Chats tab.
  2. Tap a chat from a number you don't have saved. You shold see a phone number rather than a name.
  3. Tap the top of the chat to see Chat Info.
  4. Tap Save, enter details and tap Save.
Or, you can open the chat and tap Add. Tap Create new contact or Add to existing contact. Enter details and tap Save.
Add from groups
  1. Find a message from someone who isn't saved as a contact
  2. Tap the phone number at the top right of the message.
  3. Tap i and Save > Save.
Edit a contact
WhatsApp contact names come from your address book, so you'll have to edit them here.
To edit a contact:
  1. Open your phone’s address book.
  2. Tap the contact you want to edit.
  3. Tap Edit.
If you have multiple entries for a single contact, your phone might let you merge them.
Note: It's not possible to edit a contact's profile picture.
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