WhatsApp – Tips for using our church group

21st March 2020

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How to join the church group
How to call someone from within the group
How to add someone as a contact
How do I see someone’s name in WhatsApp? I only see a number
How to quote a message when responding to it

How to join the church group

Please complete this form if you’d like to be added to the group

How to call someone from within the group

1. Tap the phone symbol next to the group header

2. Tap one or more contacts (any call has a max of 4 people total in it). If the person you are looking for isn’t in the list, see ‘How to add someone as a contact’ below

3. Tap the video icon

How to add someone as a contact

1. Tap the group header:

2. Scroll right down to see the group’s participants, and tap the number of the person who isn’t already in your contacts (they will show as a number, maybe with a name, e.g. “~ Fred” on the right. If there’s no name, it’ll just be a surprise!)

3. Tap ‘Add to contacts’ or ‘Add to existing contact’, then once you’ve finished adding them as a contact, proceed to instructions above for ‘How to call someone from within the group’

How do I see someone’s name in WhatsApp? I only see a number

For privacy reasons, WhatsApp will only display mobile numbers to the group.

A name may be displayed if they write a message in the group. It appears above the message like this:

+44 7700 900500 ~Rachel Smith

Once you have seen their name, you could add them as a contact.

How to quote a message when responding to it

Press and hold the message you’d like to respond to. Then press the back arrow (highlighted below) and type your message: