Where can I find my contacts?

WhatsApp quickly and easily recognizes which of your contacts are using WhatsApp by accessing your phone's address book.

Note: The Contacts/Favorites tab has been replaced by the Status tab.

Finding your list of contacts

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats tab.
  2. Tap on the new chat {{img.3624934552087|class="icon-small"|en}} icon.
If you can't see your contacts:
  • Make sure that your contacts are using WhatsApp.
  • Make sure that you have saved your contacts' phone numbers in your phone's address book. If they use a foreign phone number, use the full international format.
  • Make sure you have allowed WhatsApp to access your phone's contacts in your phone's Settings app.
  • In your phone's address book, make sure that all accounts and groups are set to "visible" or "viewable".
  • Choose to show all your contacts, not just the hidden ones by opening WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Contacts > Show all contacts.


WhatsApp Support Team