How to add or edit a contact

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WhatsApp recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book. You can add contacts through WhatsApp or your phone’s address book. To add contacts that use an international phone number, read this article.
Add a contact through WhatsApp
  1. Press New chat > Options > Add new contact.
    • On JioPhone or JioPhone 2, you'll need to select if you want to save the contact to Phone memory or SIM memory.
  2. Enter the contact's name and phone number > press SAVE.
  3. The contact should automatically populate in your contact list. If the contact doesn't appear, press New chat > Options > Reload contacts.
Add a contact through your phone’s address book
  1. Press Contacts on the apps menu.
  2. Press New contact or New.
    • On JioPhone or JioPhone 2, you'll need to select if you want to save the contact to Phone memory or SIM memory.
  3. Enter the contact's name and phone number > press SAVE.
  4. The contact should automatically populate in your WhatsApp contact list. If the contact doesn't appear, open WhatsApp, then press New chat > Options > Reload contacts.
Note: You can delete a contact from your phone's address book, but you can't delete a contact from WhatsApp.
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