How to add a contact to WhatsApp

There are different methods to add a contact to WhatsApp, but to do so it is necessary to follow a series of simple steps.

For this reason, in the following article we will explain how to add a contact to WhatsApp, in a short time and without complications.

Steps to follow

Add a contact to WhatsApp with the following procedure:

  1. Enter the app and press “New Chat > New contact. Note: on some devices such as JioPhone or JioPhone 2, it is necessary to indicate whether you want to save the contact in the mobile memory or on the SIM card.
  2. Proceed to enter the contact’s data along with their telephone number and click on “Save“.How to add a contact to WhatsApp - Step 1 and 2
  3. Finally, the contact should be registered automatically, otherwise click on “New chat > Options > Update“.How to add a contact to WhatsApp - Step 3.

Through the contact book

Another way to add a contact to WhatsApp is through the contact list of the cell phone and to do this perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the phonebook and click on “Contacts > New contact/New“.
  2. Enter the person’s data along with their phone number and click on “Save“.
  3. Finally, if the contact is not automatically registered, click on “New chat > Options > Update“.

Note: contacts registered through this procedure can only be deleted from the contact book and not through WhatsApp.

From the chat information

To register a contact in WhatsApp from an unsaved number previously chatted with, do the following:

  1. Log in to WhatsApp and go to “Chats“, then select the conversation with the unregistered contact.
  2. Click on the chat number in the top bar to enter the chat information, then click on “Save“.How to add a contact to WhatsApp - From the chat info - Step 2.
  3. Finally, it proceeds to enter the person’s data and saves the contact in the phone book of the cell phone.

From groups

You can also add a contact from a group by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to the app and then to a group, then press the message of the person in question.
  2. Click on “More options“.
  3. Choose between “Create new contact“, where the contact’s name and phone number must be verified, or “Add to existing contact” to select an existing contact and verify their data.
  4. Finally, save the information entered.

By QR code

Add a contact through the QR code, to do this it is necessary to perform the method explained below:

  1. Log into the app, then go to “Settings” and tap the QR code icon next to the profile information.
  2. Click on “SCAN CODE” and hold the cell phone over the QR code of the contact to be added.
  3. Once scanned, click on “Add to contacts” and save the data.

Add a number from another country

To add a new contact with a phone number from another country, follow the procedure below:

  1. Enter your cell phone’s address book.
  2. Before typing the phone number of the person in question, enter the plus symbol (+) and then the geographic code.
  3. Then add the corresponding telephone number.

Aspects to consider

Before adding a contact with a phone number from another country, please note the following:

  • Eliminates the “0” or special call codes at the beginning of the number in question.
  • Mexico numbers (+52) must include a “1” after the geographic code, regardless of whether they are Nextel users.
  • In Argentina (+54) telephone numbers must have a “9” between the geographic code and the area code. Also, the prefix “15” must be removed so that the final number has a total of 13 digits.

This way you can add a contact to WhatsApp, in a short time and without too much hassle.

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