These days, WhatsApp is one of the most widely-used chat apps in the world. To chat with more people, it is required of you to add new contacts on WhatsApp.
More often than not, this is a pretty simple action, but there are those that experience a level of difficulty with it sometimes.
For instance, adding an international number on WhatsApp may present a bit of a problem to you.
You can breathe a sigh of relief, as this article shows you all you need to know about adding new contacts on WhatsApp on both iPhone and Android.
Adding a contact on an iPhone:
Tap the “Chats” tab on the bottom of the screen.
If WhatsApp opens to a conversation, just tap the back button, on the top left corner of the screen.
Tap the box with the pencil icon, on the top right corner of the screen.
Tap “New Contact”. Doing this will open a new contact page.
Type in your contact’s details and phone number. If the number is from a foreign country, you may need to add an area code (e.g., “1” for the U.S. or “44” for the U.K.) in addition to the standard 10 digits.
Tap “Done” on the top right corner of the screen.
Doing this saves the person’s number to your iPhone’s Contacts app; if the contact you added uses WhatsApp, it also saves the contact to your WhatsApp contact list.
Adding a Contact on an Android
Launch the WhatsApp app.
Tap the speech bubble icon on the bottom right corner.
Click on the “New Contact” icon. This will take you to the new contact creation page.
This will take you to the new contact creation page.
Type in your contact’s details and phone number. If the number is from a foreign country, adding an area code (e.g., “1” for the U.S. or “44” for the U.K.) before the standard 10 digits may be necessary.
Tap “Done” on the top left corner of the screen.
After doing the above, your contact’s information will be saved to your Android’s Contacts app. Also, if the person you added uses WhatsApp, their contact will be added on WhatsApp.
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Updated on 11 Nov 2019.