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WhatsApp contacts cannot be added to phone contacts

Tracked by Jolla (In release)

asked 2016-07-26 19:36:46 +0300

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updated 2020-01-15 17:38:49 +0300

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bought Intex Jolla few days back. tried to add few whatsapp group contacts into phone contacts, it shows the option to "add to contacts" but then shows error message "unimplemented" / "You may not have a proper app for viewing the content"
edit- adding/editing any contacts from android apps.i.e whatsapp,truecaller are still not possible even after reporting it to jolla team many times !

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Put it simply: You can run Android apps but you don't have an Android phone. Android apps, such as Whatsapp, try to access an Android system to add contacts, but the Android system isn't there. This is normal and you couldn't expect anything else. Blame it on Whatsapp that blocked users of native Sailfish apps forcing us to use the Android one.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2017-01-04 16:08:40 +0300 )edit

I had the same issue lots of whats app groups with lots new contacts to import. I wrote a script to read the contact number from whats app db and export as vcs files:
to import I just used the google contacts to avoid duplicates

muchasuerte ( 2017-01-04 16:21:20 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-08-07 03:56:16 +0300

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updated 2016-08-28 21:44:56 +0300

This happens because Alien Dalvik can't handle these operations on Sailfish side, which is a shame since you'll need to add contacts manually. Alien Dalvik can read the contacts on the SF side, but can't add new contacts by Android apps. The issue is that the action is trying to point or redirect somewhere that can't be found on Alien Dalvik.

This isn't actually a "bug" because it has been there since the very beginning, Jolla just should make it handle these situations in order to "fix" it.

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answered 2016-08-28 23:11:38 +0300

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@Twinklestar1792, Your answer is incorrect, that's a different problem..

Andrik ( 2016-08-29 10:12:23 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-12-01 17:56:55 +0300

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updated 2016-12-01 17:57:32 +0300

I'm still missing this possibility, it's beyond annoying to manually add contacts :(

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answered 2020-01-15 21:05:10 +0300

If this tag 'Tracked by Jolla' is new I do hope they will implement something like l asked for
or maybe something olf commented?

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answered 2020-04-27 11:41:58 +0300

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Fixed in OS release 3.3.0.

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Thanks, but I would have liked definitely also a solution to my request:

peterleinchen ( 2020-04-27 13:09:32 +0300 )edit

Really? Probably only for newer AlienDalvik? Doesn't work on my Xperia X with

NobodyInPerson ( 2020-04-27 23:50:22 +0300 )edit

This is not fixed. At least not for AlienDalvik 4 devices!

SaimenSays ( 2020-04-28 00:09:25 +0300 )edit
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