How to Add a WhatsApp Chat Shortcut to Your Home Screen

You can easily access a specific chat when you have a shortcut on the home screen.

WhatsApp for Android lets you add a group or contact chat shortcut to the home screen of your Android device.

WhatsApp for iPhone doesn’t have an option to do this task.

I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) here. Let’s begin.

Add WhatsApp Chat Shortcut to Home Screen

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the group or contact chat you prefer.

If the contact chat you prefer is not in the Chats tab, hit the “Green” icon at the bottom right and tap the contact you like.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select More, which you can find beneath the Wallpaper.

Hit the Add shortcut, which you can find beneath Export chat.

To place the shortcut on the home screen manually, use the icon. Otherwise, hit the Add to Home screen button. I’m using the button here.

That’s all. You can see the shortcut on the home screen now, and tapping on it will open the chat screen.

You can remove this shortcut like you usually remove another shortcut on your Android phone.

Alternatively, you can follow the steps below to add it:

Long press the chat you prefer. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select Add chat shortcut.

The rest of the steps are the same as above.

That’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Add a WhatsApp Chat Shortcut to Your Home Screen,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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