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How to Add Contacts to WhatsApp from iPhone

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Athryn Mitchell

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Do you know how to add contacts to WhatsApp from iPhone such as iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5C/5S, etc.? Once you add a contact to WhatsApp, it is available to chat with him or her by sending text messages. And you can share messages, media, contacts, location, etc. to friends. WhatsApp is free of charge for the first year. Once your iPhone has a mobile data plan or connect to Wi-Fi, you can send unlimited messages. Now follow the steps to add contacts before enjoying this feature.

Note:
WhatsApp reads your phone book and find those who have WhatsApp account. Then it will automatically add them to WhatsApp Favorite list. To add someone new to your favorite list, we will show the steps.

Part 1: Add Someone New to Your Favorites List on WhatsApp
Part 2: Save someone new who sends you an initial message in WhatsApp

Part1: Add Someone New to Your Favorites List on WhatsApp

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step 2. Go to "Contacts".
Step 3. Tap the plus icon.
Step 4. Edit the contact's name, company, phone number, email, etc.
Add New Contact to WhatsApp
Note:
For local number: Ensure you enter the phone number in the full international format:
+ [Country Code] [Full Phone Number].
For international number: Type the phone number as if you were calling your friend on the phone.

Know more:
How do I add an international contact's phone number

Step 5. Tap "Done" at the upper-right corner.
Step 6. Go to "Favorites". You can see the newly added contact.

Part2: Save someone new who sends you an initial message in WhatsApp

Step 1. Check the message you receive.
Step 2. Select "Not Spam. Add to Contacts".
Step 3. Select "Create New Contact".

Note: If you have previously saved the contact, choose "Add to Existing Contact".
Save Contact from WhatsApp Chat
Step 4. Edit the contact by entering name, phone number, email, etc.
Step 5. Tap the "Done" icon at the upper-right corner.
Step 6. Go to Favorite list. You can see the contacts over there.
Edit WhatsApp Contact Info
Done! Enjoy chatting with your new friends. Any questions? Leave them at the below comment section.
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