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WhatsApp contact has new number

A WhatsApp contact has a new number or changed its number? We explain how you can edit an existing contact.

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Your problem is, a WhatsApp contact has a new number or changed his number? No problem, we explain how you can easily edit an existing contact.

WhatsApp contact has new number and not yet written with the new number

If your contact has given you his number, you simply have to change the new number in the address book of your smartphone. To do this, go to the Contacts app, select the relevant contact and choose “Edit contact” from the menu at the top. We have put together a detailed step-by-step guide for you here: Edit contacts in Android

The WhatsApp contact now has its new number in the address book, now you just have to start a new chat with WhatsApp under the new number. Since WhatsApp automatically syncs with your contacts on your Android device, all you have to do is tap the new chat icon at the bottom and select your changed contact.

How you can start a new chat, we have listed here again in detail: Start WhatsApp chat from new number

Your “old” contact will then only be displayed with the number in the chats, you can still call up the old messages there.
Tip: If the contact is not displayed directly when you want to start the new chat, then simply go to the menu (three dots in the upper right corner) and select “Refresh”.

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WhatsApp contact has already written a chat with the number

If a contact has already written to you, you can also add the number to your address book directly in WhatsApp.

  1. Open your WhatsApp.
    WhatsApp contact has new number
  2. Tap on the chat with the new number.
  3. Now select the menu at the top by pressing the three dots.
  4. In the menu, select “Add to contacts”.
  5. Now you can choose whether you want to add the number to an existing contact or create a new contact.
  6. If you are editing an existing contact, you can simply add the new number as well.
  7. Now save your details by tapping on “Save”.
  8. Now go back to WhatsApp and the WhatsApp contact has new number with the name (instead of just the phone number) displayed.

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