How to Add, Delete or Share a Contact on WhatsApp
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How to Add, Delete or Share Contact on WhatsApp

In this post, you’ll view the steps to add a contact on WhatsApp and invite someone to join WhatsApp.

You’ll also see the steps to share and delete WhatsApp contact. Let’s begin.

Add Contact to WhatsApp

Note: You can’t do this task on WhatsApp Web or Desktop.

You can add a contact to your iPhone or Android phone using the “Contacts” app, and if they’re on WhatsApp, you’ll find the person in the latter app.

You can also add a contact to your device using WhatsApp, and here, you’ll see how.

Once you do so, you’ll find that contact in the “Contacts” app, and if they’re on WhatsApp, you’ll also find the person in the latter app.

Let’s see the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and make sure you’re in the “Chats” tab.

On Android, hit the green color icon at the bottom right. On iPhone, tap the icon at the top right.

Select the “New contact” option.

New contact option
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Provide the name and number.

Hit “Save” at the top right.

That’s it. On iPhone, close the screens and hit the icon at the top right of the “Chats” tab.

If the number is on WhatsApp, you can now see it on the list. Otherwise, you can see it in the Invite to WhatsApp section.

Add Contact to WhatsApp via QR Code

Note: You can’t do this task on WhatsApp Web or the Desktop app.

On Android, hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select “Settings” on WhatsApp. On iPhone, hit the “Settings” tab at the bottom.

You can see the “QR code” icon beside your name. Hit it.

You can now view the QR code for your contact and share it using the “Share” icon at the top. Or you can ask the person to scan the code to add you as a contact.

To add a contact using a QR code on your iPhone, tap the “Scan” button. Scan the QR code, tap the “Add to Contacts” button, tap “Save,” and that’s all. On Android, you need to navigate to the “Scan Code” tab to do this task. The rest of the steps are the same.

On iPhone, you can reset this QR code by hitting the “Reset QR Code” option. Tap “Reset” in the popup.

On Android, you can see the three vertical dots on the top right. Hit it, and you can view the “Reset QR code” for resetting this code, as the name shows. Hit it and hit “Reset” in the popup.

Invite Someone to WhatsApp

You can invite someone who is not a WhatsApp user to join WhatsApp.

You can’t do this task on WhatsApp Web and Desktop app. Let’s see how to do that on an Android phone and iPhone.

Android

Launch WhatsApp and hit the green icon in the “Chats” tab bottom right.

On the “Invite to WhatsApp” section, you’ll see your contacts not using WhatsApp.

Invite to WhatsApp section
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Hit the “Invite” beside the contact you like to invite.

If the contact has more than one number, you’ll see a popup where you need to choose the number you prefer and hit “Continue.”

You’ll be on the compose box of your “Messages” app, where you can see the pre-filled message.

You can edit the message if you wish and hit the “Send” icon to send the message to the contact.

Notes:

When you hit the “Share invite link” on the “Invite to WhatsApp” section, you’ll see an invite message and two options (Copy and Nearby).

Beneath that, you can find a few apps that you can use to send messages. If you wish, you can use the one you want.

That’s it.

You can see the above message, options, and apps by doing these steps: Hit the green icon on the “Chats” tab. Tap the three vertical dots at the top right and select “Invite a friend” above “Contacts.”

Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right of the WhatsApp app. Select Settings > Invite a friend.

In the “Invite a friend” screen, you can view the “Share link,” which is for sharing the invite link with others.

In the “From Contacts” section, you can see your contacts not using WhatsApp.

Tap the one you prefer. You’ll see a popup if that contact has over one number, choose the number you like, and tap “Continue.”

You can see the invite message in the “Messages” app, which you edit and send.

iPhone

Open WhatsApp and hit the icon in the “Chats” tab’s top right. At the bottom, you can see the “Invite to WhatsApp” section.

You can view the contacts not using WhatsApp and the “Invite” option beside each one in that section.

Hit the option, and you’ll see a popup asking you to choose a number if that contact has over one number.

When you select the number, you can see the compose box of the “Messages” app with the pre-filled message.

Edit the message if you wish and send it.

Notes:

You can see the “Share Invite Link” at the bottom of the “Invite to WhatsApp” section. When you hit that, you can view the options and apps. Use the one you prefer.

Here’s an alternative method to invite:

Hit the “Settings” tab at the bottom of the app and select “Tell a Friend.” You can now view the contacts not using WhatsApp and the “Share Invite Link.” The rest are the same as above.

Delete WhatsApp Contact

You can delete WhatsApp contacts from your Android phone or iPhone.

But before seeing the steps, let’s view some essential things:

  • When you delete contacts using the “WhatsApp” app, they’ll get removed from your device.
  • Deleting the contacts using the “Contacts” app will also remove them from your WhatsApp.
  • Removing the contact will not delete the chat of it. Here’s our guide to help you do the latter.
  • You can’t do this task on the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Let’s see the steps.

Android

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the chat of the contact you want to remove.

If you don’t find the chat, hit the green icon at the bottom of the “Chats” tab and tap the contact’s name.

Tap the name on the top and see three vertical dots on the top right. Hit it.

You can see “View in address book” between “Edit” and “Verify security code.” Select it.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select “Delete.”

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Hit “Delete” in the popup, and that’s all.

iPhone

Here are the steps:

In the WhatsApp app, hit the “Chats” tab at the bottom if you’re not in it already.

Hit the chat of the contact you would like to remove. If you can’t find the chat, hit the icon at the top right and select the contact.

Hit the name at the top and select “Edit” on the top right.

Tap the “Delete Contact” option and select “Delete Contact” from the popup.

Share a Contact on WhatsApp

I suggest you ask permission from the person before sharing their contact information. Also, note that you can’t do this task on the WhatsApp Desktop app.

Android

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the contact you want from the “Chats” tab. If the one you prefer is not there, hit the green icon at the bottom right of the “Chats” tab and hit your preferred contact now.

Tap the name at the top or hit the three vertical dots on the top right and select “View contact.”

Select the three vertical dots at the top right and hit “Share” above “Edit.”

Share option
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Select the contact or group chat you want to share this contact with on the “Send to” screen.

Hit the “Send” icon on the bottom right.

Here’s an alternate method:

Open the chat for which you wish to share the contact. Tap the “Paper clip” icon in the compose box at the bottom.

You will see these options: Document, Camera, Gallery, Audio, Payment, Location, Poll, and Contact.

Contact option
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Choose “Contact” and choose the contact(s) you want to share with this chat.

Hit the “Arrow” icon at the bottom right.

Deselect the phone numbers if you wish. Hit the “Send” icon, and that’s it.

iPhone

Open the WhatsApp app.

Hit the contact chat you wish. If you don’t see it in the “Chats” tab, hit the icon at the top right and select the contact now.

Hit the name at the top and select “Share Contact” above “Export Chat.”

Select the chats for which you want to share. Hit “Share” at the bottom right and deselect phone numbers here if you wish.

Hit “Share” at the top right, and that’s all.

Here’s an alternate method:

Hit the contact or group chat you prefer, and the “+” icon at the bottom left.

Select “Contact” and choose the ones you prefer. Remember that you can share a maximum of 513 contacts.

Hit “Next” at the top right. Deselect the phone numbers if you want and hit “Send” at the top right.

Web

Open the WhatsApp Web.

Click on your preferred conversation and hit the “Paper clip” icon beside the compose box at the bottom.

Hit “Contact,” the second icon from the top, and select the contacts you prefer in the “Send contacts” popup.

Click on the “Send” icon and click on the “Send” icon.