How do I add contacts to WhatsApp?

WhatsApp can find which of your friends are using the app quickly and easily. It reads your contacts' phone numbers from your phone's address book and automatically adds them to WhatsApp. Your contacts who have WhatsApp accounts will automatically appear in the Favorites screen.

If you would like to add someone new to your Favorites list in WhatsApp, simply enter their name and number into your Blackberry 10 address book.

When you are adding contacts who live in other countries, make sure that you enter their phone number in the full international format. The format is: +Country Code Full Phone Number.

  • Also be sure to omit any leading 0's from the phone number.
  • For a detailed explanation on how to add international contacts, read here.

To see your Favorites simply tap on Favs at the bottom of the screen. Other ways to access this list are by tapping on the Overflow Tab or by swiping the screen to the right, and then tapping on Favs.

To see your Contacts screen on WhatsApp simply open WhatsApp > tap on the Overflow Tab or swipe the screen to the right > tap on Contacts.

If you are having trouble adding contacts, please read this FAQ about WhatsApp and BlackBerry 10 contacts for additional information and troubleshooting tips.

Learn how to add a friend on: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone.

WhatsApp Support Team