How to See the Contacts List in Updated WhatsApp for Android and iOS


In this guide, we will walk you through the steps required to view your contacts list which was made a part of WhatsApp for Android and iOS in a recent update. This new contacts list feature is available in the updated versions of the WhatsApp app for iOS and Android.

It’s been a few weeks since the contacts list feature was released on WhatsApp. By now, you must have updated the app on your Android or iOS device. But if not, then do so from Apple App Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android devices. The updated WhatsApp also brings a new WhatsApp Status feature, which works similar to Snachap Stories where you can share latest status with the help of videos and photos that only those you select can view and then disappears after 24 hours.

While this new Status feature is a welcoming addition to Whatsapp experience, but it also left many users wondering where is the contacts list. In older versions of the app, the contacts list was there as a separate tab, but it’s no longer there after the recent changes in WhatsApp. If you are here, it means you are facing difficulty in finding the contacts list. Well, this is where your worry ends, because we have explained how to access contacts list in the updated WhatsApp app on both iOS and Android in a step-by-step guide for you.

See the step below to access the contacts list in the updated version of WhatsApp for iOS and Android. Before that do check how to view and manage new WhatsApp Status privacy.

How to View the WhatsApp Contacts List in Updated iOS & Android Versions

Step 1 – Launch WhatsApp on your mobile device.

Step 2 – Tap on the Chats tab.


Step 3 – Now tap on the compose icon on the top right corner.


Step 4 – This is where you will see the entire contacts list. Now simply tap on any contact with whom you want to start a conversation.

Step 5 – That’s all.

So these were the steps to view contacts list on the new updated Whatsapp app for iOS and Android. I know it’s not a convenient as it was in the previous versions of the app where you can directly access contacts list from a separate tab, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that the developers of the app return to the older ways in the future update as far as the contacts list is concerned.

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