How To Add New Contacts In WhatsApp

Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by David Baddeley

  • Tap WhatsApp.
  • Tap the Chats tab.
  • Tap the green circle with the speech bubble (Android) or a pencil at the top right (iOS)
  • Scroll through the contacts and tap the person’s name.
  • Type a message.
  • Tap the paper airplane icon to send the message.

First create a new contact if someone is not in your contact list.

  • Tap WhatsApp.
  • Tap the Chats tab.
  • Tap the green circle with the speech bubble (Android) or a pencil at the top right (iOS).
  • Tap New contact.
  • Enter the requested information.
  • Tap Save or Save.

No contacts appear in WhatsApp? The app will then not have permission to read your phone book. Give permission first.

  • Close the WhatsApp app if necessary.
  • Tap the Settings app.
  • Touch Apps, and then possibly again on Apps.
  • Tap WhatsApp.
  • Tap Permissions or Permissions.
  • Swipe down on the screen if necessary.
  • Drag the slider behind ‘Contacts’ to the right. The slider turns blue.
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