Refresh Your Contact List on WhatsApp

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When a new contact is added to your phone's address book, WhatsApp Messenger usually automatically detects the contact and adds him or her to your Favorites list. However, if you are sure that your contact has an account, but he or she does not appear in your WhatsApp contact list, you may need to manually refresh the application.

This article will show you how to do so for both the Android and iPhone applications.

Refresh WhatsApp Contact List on Android

Open WhatsApp Messenger, and tap the New Chat button to access your contact list:


Next, tap the Menu button > Refresh. Your contact list will immediately update to reveal any and all contacts available on WhatsApp:



Refresh WhatsApp Contact List on iPhone

Launch WhatsApp, and go to your Favorites tab. Scroll to the top of your Favorites list, then pull the list down with your finger.

WhatsApp will now refresh your contacts list. Your Favorites will be sorted alphabetically, and any hidden or deleted contacts will be restored.

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