How to add contacts in whatsapp in bluestacks

If you are using whatsapp on your computer then I am sure you often add your contact manually by going into bluestacks settings. Even when you use viber on your PC  to make free calls, you need a contact list to see which of your friend had installed viber.

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In short, if you are using program like bluestacks then having a contact list sync from your phone to the program is not only helpful but can also save you some time. Therefore in this tutorial I will show you an easy way to add contacts from your phone to bluestacks .

Also read : Things you should know if you are using whatsapp.

The following video will demonstrate how to import contact list on whatsapp in the latest version (2014)  of Bluestacks.

One common problem that you get while using whatsapp or viber in bluestacks is that phone no. is displayed instead of name, when you receive a new message from your friend. Which make is difficult to understand the identity of the sender.

Some people have asked me, how to import phone contact list, so I had come up with simple method that will do the trick.

You will need

  • Backup of contact list in your pc(only vcf file)
  • Internet connection

How do I import contacts to .vcf file

Vcf or vCard is virtual contact file has become popular contact format. To import contacts to whatsapp you will need your contacts in vCard format.

To import contact  from your mobile select contacts > export contacts > Phone.

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Select import to phone instead of gmail

If you are importing contacts from the your gmail than you might get contacts in single one by one list. So to convert them into a single vcf file you can use this command .

Open command prompt and navigate to the directory where you have contact files and type in this command

COPY *.vcf newfile.vcf

Now once you have .vcf file follow these step

Open up your bluestack app and download Astro file manager.

astro file manger in bluestack

Then put the contact list file on the following folder. Here I will be putting .vcf file.

C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder. Make Sure to check “SHOW HIDDEN FILES”Note : To make things simple I using this directory, but you know your way around bluestacks and astro file manager than you can drop the vcf file anywhere you want, just make sure you can find it later on.

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Now go to your astro app that you have install Right now and look for the folder name
BstSharedFolder. sdcard / bstfolder / BstSharedFolder
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Now Go to your whatsapp > contacts > import contacts.
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Now bluestacks will search for the contact list and once it has been detected, contact in bluestacks will updated automatically. And this how you import contacts to bluestacks.
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