I used to be able to get whatsapp to show contacts in alphabetical order but now the option has gone. I can't see all my contacts listed from a-z. It shows them in order of the last message between us.

How can I display whatsapp contacts in alphabetical order?

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  • WhatsApp shows contacts in alphabetical order by default if you are viewing all contacts. There is no option to change that. Apr 23, 2017 at 2:31
  • @MANI where does it show contacts then? I see 3 tabs. Chats, Status, Calls. What tab are you talking about?
    – barlop
    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:05
  • You are getting confused. What you are seeing is chat screen. There's new message & new call bubbles below on bottom right, click on them to see all your contacts in alphabetical order. Apr 23, 2017 at 10:47
  • @MANI i've included a picture. Please tell me where you think I should be looking. I don't see a "new call" bubble.
    – barlop
    Apr 23, 2017 at 12:26
  • @MANI I don't see a new call bubble. I do see a bubble that looks like it might be what you mean by a "new text" bubble. And I see it brings up the contacts. You can post that as an answer
    – barlop
    Apr 23, 2017 at 12:27

1 Answer 1


The screenshot on the right, is showing you your active chats. This goes by the order of the last message you received.

To view all your WhatsApp contacts in an alphabetical order, click on the green circle on the bottom right of the screen. This will bring up a list of all your contacts that use WhatsApp.

  • you write "click on the green circle on the bottom right of the screen." <-- green circle with white rectangle inside.
    – barlop
    Dec 10, 2017 at 20:40

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