How to Add WhatsApp Chat Shortcut to Android Home Screen

You can add the shortcut of a WhatsApp chat (contact or group) to the home screen of your Android device and here’s how:

​Open WhatsApp.

In the “Chats” tab, tap the chat you want. In case, if you don’t have a chat for the contact you prefer in the “Chats” tab, then tap on “New chat” icon at the bottom and then tap on the contact you prefer.

Now, tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top.

Tap “More” which you can find beneath “Wallpaper.”

Hit “Add shortcut” which you can find beneath “Export chat.”

Add shortcut option

In the “Add to Home screen” popup, tap “Add.”

Add option

That’s all. Now, you can see that the chat shortcut is added to the home screen of your Android device.

WhatsApp chat shortcut on the Android home screen

Tap on it to open the chat directly.

Note: If you wish, you can change the name and icon of the chat shortcut. Also, note that you can remove the shortcut at any time you want.

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