Let WhatsApp Use Hidden Contacts on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to enable WhatsApp to also use contacts that are hidden on an HTC One M8.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone. Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up. Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons. We now need to open the application folder.
We can do that by tapping the icon in the middle, at the bottom of the screen. There is a grid of white dots. This is the icon for the applications folder.
Now that the folder has been opened, we need to find and tap the WhatsApp application. There is a WhatsApp icon, which is a green speech bubble with a white telephone inside, and underneath it says "WhatsApp". Your application may be in a different location, so look for the icon in your folder.
We now need to tap the menu icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. There are three small white dots in a vertical line.
Tap the option at the bottom, "Contacts".
We want to find the option at the bottom labeled "Show all contacts". Underneath it says, "Enable to also use hidden contacts". This option is currently activated, indicated by the green box with the white check mark inside. That means that if we have any contacts hidden on our HTC One M8, WhatsApp can see import them into the application.
If we want to keep the contact secret and we don't want them to appear in WhatsApp either, press down on the box until the box is empty. We will then get a confirmation that "Contacts have been updated."
Tap "OK". This will keep our contacts hidden and they won't show up in WhatsApp.
If we do want our hidden contacts to appear in WhatsApp, press down on the box until the check mark has returned.
Press down on "OK" in the confirmation window. We have successfully turned this option on.
This concludes the tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to enable WhatsApp to also use contacts that are hidden on an HTC One M8. If you have any questions, comments or queries about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
Video: Let WhatsApp Use Hidden Contacts on HTC One M8
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor