Tuesday, October 22, 2019

3 ways to fix the problem of not showing contacts on WhatsApp

Sometimes it happens that when you add a new contact on your phone, you won't find it in your WhatsApp contact list. This can be really frustrating when you need to send an urgent message to someone and their contact does not appear on WhatsApp in the list.

3 ways to fix the problem of not showing contacts on WhatsApp

If you're also experiencing this problem, you're in the right place. Here are some ways that can help you fix WhatsApp and not show your contacts problem.

1. Update your WhatsApp contact list

If WhatsApp recently added contact doesn't appear on your phone, just update / update your WhatsApp contact list manually. Here's how you can do this

    First, open WhatsApp on your phone and tap the new chat icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. Here you'll see a list of contacts currently available on WhatsApp.

2. Press the menu button (three dots in the upper right corner) and click the "Refresh" option. It will take some time to update your contact list.

 Once you're done, you'll see a dialog box that says "Your contact list has been updated." Now search for the contact you're looking for and start chatting.

Note: If you do not find the contact name even after updating your WhatsApp contact list, it may be that the person is not available on WhatsApp or you saved the wrong phone number.

2. Verify that the Contacts permission is enabled on WhatsApp

WhatsApp needs to enable call permission to access contacts on your phone. If this permission is not enabled, WhatsApp will not be able to show any contacts. Here's how you can check this out:

    1. Open Settings on your phone and go to Apps (or Apps).
  2- Scroll down and open WhatsApp.
    3. Under Application Settings, click the Permissions option.

4. Make sure that the Contacts permission is enabled. If not, switch the button next to it to turn it on. Now open WhatsApp and you'll see an updated contact list.

3. Open chat WhatsApp directly

If a contact doesn't appear in WhatsApp and you want to send an urgent message, you can use this method. WhatsApp has a feature called Click to Chat that lets you start a live chat without saving the phone number in your address book.

You can create a link to open WhatsApp chat using your phone number. First, open any web browser on your phone and enter https://wa.me/number in the address bar. Make sure to replace the number with the phone number you want to chat with

You must add the country code and delete any zeros, brackets, or dashes. The final link will look like this

 Once you've added the phone number, open the link, then click the MESSAGE button. Next, WhatsApp will check if the phone number has an active account, and then open the chat window directly.

Note: If you save the phone number in your address book, you can also open WhatsApp chat from the Contacts app on your phone. Just open the contact details and you will see the phone number associated with WhatsApp.

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