How to add or edit a contact

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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 Create New Contact and Save.
Add from groups
  1. Find a message from someone who isn't saved as a contact
  2. Tap the person's profile photo.
  3. Tap Create New Contact and 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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