How to Find Someone on WhatsApp

How to Find Someone on WhatsApp
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How to Find Someone on WhatsApp

Sakshi Udavant
January 23, 2023

With about 2 billion monthly active users and unlimited contacts, WhatsApp can be a tough place to find someone’s profile. Whether you want to text someone already in your contacts or start a conversation thread with a new number, here’s how to find someone on WhatsApp.

How to find someone on WhatsApp using iPhone

Using WhatsApp on iPhone is pretty straightforward, so you should have no trouble finding or adding a contact on WhatsApp. Just follow the simple steps below to find someone on WhatsApp if you’re using an iPhone.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Chats” tab located at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Tap on the “New Chat” icon located in the top right corner of the screen. It looks like a pencil and paper.

  4. Type the name or phone number of the person you want to find in the search field at the top of the screen.

  5. If the person is already in your contacts, their name and profile will pop up. If the person is not in your contacts, add them to your address book first so their profile will show up in the WhatsApp search.
  6. Once their profile shows up in the search, just tap it to start a chat.

How to find someone on WhatsApp using Android:

Finding someone on WhatsApp using an Android device is similar to what you do on an iPhone. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android device.
  2. Go to the “Chats” tab on the top of your screen.

  3. Tab the green chat bubble at the bottom right corner of the screen.

  4. Tap the search icon at the top right corner and type the name or phone number of the person you want to find.
  5. If you have saved this contact, their profile will pop up on the screen. If you haven’t, save the number to your contacts list first so you can find them on WhatsApp.
  6. Once their profile shows up in the search, just tap it to start a chat.

Important note: We recommend getting a user’s permission before contacting them on WhatsApp (or any other social media platform). If you send mass spam emails, your account may get banned.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find out if someone has a WhatsApp account?

Open WhatsApp on your phone and enter their name or contact number in the search bar. If their profile shows up, they have a WhatsApp account. Make sure you save the number to your address book first, so their profile is visible in the WhatsApp search.

How can you find someone on WhatsApp without their contacts?

The only way to find someone on WhatsApp without their contact information is to use the WhatsApp chat link unique to their profile. This looks like https://wa.me/”number.” Replace “number” with the person’s actual number.

How do strangers find you on WhatsApp?

Strangers can find you on WhatsApp if they have your phone number and add it to their contacts. Alternatively, they can use your “WhatsApp Me” link to start a chat with you directly. However, we recommend being careful about sharing your contact information with strangers to avoid spam and scams.

Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.