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Adding a contact

WhatsApp quickly and easily recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book. To add a contact, simply save their phone number in your phone's address book.

If you cannot see your contact in WhatsApp, please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your contact has WhatsApp installed on their phone.
  2. Make sure that you saved your contact's phone number correctly in your phone's address book.
    • If it's a local number: Save the number in the same format you would use if you were to call that contact.
    • If it's a foreign number: Save the number in full international format:
      • + [Country Code] [Full Phone Number].
      • Omit any leading 0's from the phone number.
  3. Open WhatsApp and refresh your contacts.

Learn how to add a contact on: Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | BlackBerry 10