How to Add a Contact in WhatsApp (Android and iPhone)

In one of my posts, I have already talked about the steps to send a WhatsApp message without adding a contact.

In this post, we will see the steps to add a contact in WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iPhone. Let us start.

If you give permission to WhatsApp to access your contacts, it recognizes the contacts who are using WhatsApp and shows them in the WhatsApp contacts list.

And whenever you are adding a new contact, WhatsApp shows that contact in WhatsApp contacts list if they use WhatsApp.

With that said, let us see how you can add a contact in WhatsApp.

Add a Contact in WhatsApp for Android

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  1. In the Chats tab, you can see New chat icon. Hit it.
  1. Hit New contact option.
  1. You can see the Create contact screen, which is the one you usually see when you add a new contact to your Android device.
  1. Now, enter the details of the contact and then hit Save option at the top right.

That is it. If the contact is using WhatsApp, then you can see them among your WhatsApp contacts.

Alternate Method

Add a contact to your Android device like you normally do. Now open WhatsApp. Tap New chat icon. You can see that contact now.

If you did not see your newly added contact there, then tap three vertical dots at the top right. Hit Refresh option. Now, you can see that contact.

Add a Contact in WhatsApp for iPhone

  1. Launch WhatsApp.
  1. Tap Chats if you are not in it already.
  1. Hit New chat icon at the top right.
  1. Tap New Contact.
  1. Now, enter the details of the contact and then hit Save option at the top right.
  1. Tap Done at the top left.

That is all. If the contact is using WhatsApp, then you can view them among your WhatsApp contacts.

Alternate Method

Add a contact to your iPhone like you usually do and you can see that contact in the WhatsApp contacts list.