You can invite someone who is not a WhatsApp user to join WhatsApp.
Let’s see how to do that. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), and iPhone X. Remember that you can’t do this task on WhatsApp Web and Desktop app.
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Invite Someone to Join WhatsApp
If you’re using an Android phone, here are the steps:
- Open the WhatsApp app and hit the green icon in the Chats tab bottom right.
- Tap Invite friends.
- On the Invite a friend screen, you will see your contacts not using WhatsApp in the “From Contacts” section.
- If you hit one contact, 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.
When you hit the “Share link” on the Invite a friend screen, you’ll see an invite message and two options: Copy and Nearby.
Beneath those options, you can find a few apps that you can use to send messages. Use the one you want from here.
You can see the above message, options, and apps by doing these steps:
Hit the green icon on the Chats tab bottom right. Tap the three vertical dots at the top right and select “Invite a friend,” which you can find above “Contacts.”
Alternatively, you can follow these steps to reach the Invite a friend screen:
Hit the three vertical dots at the top right of the WhatsApp app. Select Settings > Invite a friend.
If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:
Open the WhatsApp app and hit the icon in the Chats tab’s top right. At the bottom, you can see the Invite to WhatsApp section.
You can see the contacts not using WhatsApp and the Invite option beside each one in that section.
Hit the option, and you will 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.
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 “Share Invite Link.” The rest are the same as above.
Thanks for reading.