WhatsApp is the most popular communications app, with more than 1.6 billion users worldwide. There’s a good chance that anyone you need to contact has WhatsApp, but to call or text someone on WhatsApp you need to have their details. So how can you find and add people in WhatsApp?
The easiest way to find someone on WhatsApp is to import your contacts. If any of your contacts have already signed up to WhatsApp, they’ll be added straight to your WhatsApp contact list. If in the future any existing contact joins WhatsApp, they’ll be added to your WhatsApp contacts automatically too.
If you haven’t got an existing contact for the person you want to communicate with, you can add one by tapping the “New Chat” icon in the top right of the chats list, and then tapping “New Contact”. This will add a new contact to your phone with the mobile number you enter, if they have a WhatsApp account, you’ll be able to chat with them straight away.
If a contact doesn’t already have WhatsApp, you can invite them to the service. The easiest way to invite someone to WhatsApp is by going into settings and tapping “Tell a Friend”. WhatsApp will suggest a number of platforms, in which it can create a draft message for you to send to the friend or friends you want to invite.
The final way to add someone is by getting their contact details from a shared group DM. if you tap on the group name at the top of the chat window, you can see the group info, including a list of participants. By tapping on any of the participants, you can send them a message directly or add their contact details if you do not already have them saved.