This article provides you instructions on how to share contacts in a chat on WhatsApp, share contacts from your phone’s contact list, and grant access to contacts on WhatsApp.
How to forward a WhatsApp contact to someone in chat
There can be a number of reasons why you might want to share WhatsApp contacts with someone in chat. Whatever the reason, it’s all about attaching the contact information to a chat message. Here’s how.
When chatting with someone on WhatsApp, tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen on iPhone or the paperclip icon on Android.
From the menu that appears, tap Contact
Tap Done on iPhone or the Send arrow on Android.
The contact opens on the screen. Tap the checkmark next to any information you don’t want to share to deselect it.
When done, tap Send and the contact card will appear in the WhatsApp chat window.
How to share a contact in WhatsApp from your iPhone contact list
Another way to share contacts on WhatsApp is directly from the contacts list on your iPhone. This comes in handy when you have a contact on your phone that doesn’t show up on WhatsApp.
Open your iPhone’s Contacts app and tap on the contact you want to share.
On the Contact details page, tap Share contact.
From the sharing options that appear, look for WhatsApp and select it.
How to share a contact in WhatsApp from your Android contact list
Directly sharing a contact with WhatsApp from your Android contacts is slightly different than iPhone, but no more difficult.
Open your Android device’s Contacts app and tap the contact you want to share.
When the contact opens, tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen.
In the message that appears, choose whether you want to share the contact as a file or as text. We recommend choosing the text option as it gives you the opportunity to delete any information that you do not wish to share with your WhatsApp contact.
From your sharing options, find and tap WhatsApp.
Tap the contact you want to share the information with, then tap the Send arrow.
WhatsApp will open with the contact information filled out. Tap the send arrow to send the information.