adding new contact from within whatsapp...not possible?

asked 2016-07-26 18:10:24 +0200

Andrik gravatar image


I've installed the latest (non beta) version of whatsapp, from the the whatsapp site. For some reason some of my contacts (gmail, or outlook) are not found in the whatsapp contact list. yes, I've permitted android apps acces to my contacts.

So I asked a friend to app me, so I could hopefully link it on a contact on my jolla C. However, when I choose 'add new contact' in Whatsapp, I get the message 'You may not have a proper app for viewing this content'. Same when I try to add the contact to an existing contact.

What's going on? Anybody any ideas?

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android is only able to read contacts, not to write them. to make (new) contacts in the sailfish people app visible for whatsapp(android) you could try:

1) make them a favourite once (press the star in edit mode two time)


2) change some detail and save the contact once

or a combination of both attempts, that usually works for me

till ( 2016-07-26 18:39:11 +0200 )edit

Im using Jolla 1 mobile and Im already facing the same issue that couldn't add contacts from whatsapp and similar to that we are not able to move android details to sailfish. And need screenshot option in sailfish or should use by sailfish OS.

Twinklestar1792 ( 2016-07-27 00:32:17 +0200 )edit

the sugestions (both 1 and 2) made by till, don't have any effect. The contacts are still not available in Whatsapp.

Andrik ( 2016-07-27 09:39:33 +0200 )edit

Nothing happens.. So please dont suggest something which is not do-able .

ashiagra ( 2016-08-08 12:10:23 +0200 )edit