How to Change Contact Name in WhatsApp App

Author: Admin User | Guide: WhatsApp |

There are many times when we want to change WhatsApp contact name. We may be required to change our WhatsApp Contact name due to various reasons. For example, maybe you misheard the name or maybe dropped a letter from their name or misspelled it. Whatever the reason may be, now you can change a WhatsApp contact name just as easily as you can invite someone to a WhatsApp group or add/delete any WhatsApp contact.  In this article, you will learn to change any of your WhatsApp contact name with an easy step-by-step guide. So without waiting any further let us quickly begin with the steps.

Change WhatsApp Contact Name in Just 7 Simple Steps!

Step 1- Open WhatsApp on your device: The first step to edit a contact on WhatsApp is obviously to open the messaging app on your device. You can simply do so by clicking on its icon on your device as shown in the image below.

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Step 2 - Tap on the chat icon at the bottom of the screen: Now you are on the main page of WhatsApp i.e., under the chats tab. The next step is to click on the tiny chat icon present at the bottom right corner of the app screen. You can see the picture below to understand the step better.

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Step 3 - Select the contact for which you want to edit the name: Now as you will click on the chat icon, a list of all your WhatsApp contacts will appear on your screen. From this list, select the contact for which you want to edit the contact name. Simply tap on the contact name to select it.

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Step 4 - Tap on the contact name on its chat window: Once you have selected the contact you will be directed to its chat window. In this chat window, you will find the contact name at the top of the screen just in the middle of the green bar. Click on this name.

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Step 5 - Tap on the 3 dots: Now you will find the contact name and its display picture with various other options on your app screen.

  • Furthermore, you can also see the three vertical dots present at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Click on these dots and a drop-down menu will appear on the screen with a list of different options.

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Step 6 - Tap on the edit option from the menu: From all the list of options, select the second option that is of Edit, as shown in the image below.

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Step 7 - You can change your contact name: And finally, you will be able to edit the contact. Just type in the new contact name and click on Save. And your contact will now save with the new name.

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Wrapping Up

So, this was all about how to change contact name on WhatsApp in just 7 easy steps. Wasn't it easy? Indeed it was. We hope with the help of this guide now you will be able to edit your contact name on WhatsApp without any hassle. To read more such short and interesting guides check out our other blogs on WhatsApp and their related features.

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