How to Find Friends for WhatsApp for First-Time Users

In the last couple of years, there has been an influx of social media applications all designed to offer you the opportunity to connect with your loved ones in a user-friendly and advanced way. One of these applications is the WhatsApp messenger which has been designed to help you stay in contact with people you are familiar with. Unlike some of the other applications, WhatsApp expects you to have the contact of another user if you’re to send them messages or view their posts.

WhatsApp is completely different from most of the other applications today, making it a little bit difficult for first-time users to find friends. In this piece, we’ll discuss how you can find friends for WhatsApp.

Steps to Find Friends for WhatsApp

Step 1. Open The App

This is the first step to take if you’re to find friends for WhatsApp. If you are not already logged in, you have to set up your account by inputting your mobile number. Once that is done, an OTP will be sent to your phone as a text. Input the OTP into the empty field provided, then click on “Next”.

Once you are logged in, it is important that you remember that you can’t search for friends you don’t have their mobile numbers already saved on your contact list.

Step 2. Click Chat

Once you are successfully logged in, you need to set up your profile. You can decide to upload a photo of yourself or something funny. Click on the “Chat” tab found at the far right corner of your device (the position may differ based on the operating system of your device). Once you click on that tab, you are immediately directed to a conversation page. If this page appears, click on the “Back” button found at the top left corner of your mobile device.

Tap or press the “New Chat” tab. This is a square icon that is most of the time blue (although the color may vary on your device). This button will open your contact list where all your saved contacts that are already logged in on WhatsApp will appear.

Step 3. Search

With the list containing all of your saved contacts right in front of you, you have to search for the contact you want to start a chat or concerns with. If the contact you want to start a conversation with isn’t on WhatsApp yet, you can send an invite link to him or her.

Once you have seen the preferred contact, you have to click on their tab and you’d immediately be directed to a chat page. On this page, you can decide to send texts, videos, documents, and other files. With the video and audio call features launched on this app, you can also start a video call with your contact.

Finding friends for WhatsApp happens to be very easy to complete. As mentioned earlier, if your contacts are not logged in on WhatsApp yet, you can send than an invite link. This will help them start meaningful conversations with you and others on their contact list. 

Not a fan of WhatsApp? There are many other social media apps where you make new friends too.