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Finding contacts

WhatsApp quickly and easily recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book.

Note: The Contacts/Favorites tab has been replaced by the Status tab.

Finding your list of contacts

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats tab.
  2. Tap on the new chat icon.
If you can't see your contacts
  • Make sure that your contacts are using WhatsApp.
  • Make sure that you have saved your contacts' phone numbers in your phone's address book. If they use a foreign phone number, use the full international format.
  • 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".
  • Choose to show all your contacts, not just the hidden ones by opening WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Contacts > Show all contacts.