How can one alphabetically sort the contacts on the WhatsApp chat list? Right now, the list is completely random, making it difficult to locate a specific chat by its author (contact name)

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    – Andrew T.
    Sep 18 '20 at 2:02

There doesn't seem to be any way to sort them alphabetically in the chat list. Currently the Whatsapp chat list is by chat date, meaning the most recent ones will come up.

If you click on the bottom right green button you can access the contacts list, and those contacts are sorted alphabetically. enter image description here

  • There is no such a thing as a bottom right green button I’m my chat window. Sep 18 '20 at 1:05
  • Sorry mate, I’ve added a screenshot for further clarity. Do note that this only accesses your Whatsapp contact list that is sorted alphabetically, and does not change the way your chat list is sorted permanently. Also, Aayush has posted a really great idea to use Whatsapp Business’s label feature, you should go check out his answer.
    – Arsm
    Sep 20 '20 at 3:38

Whatsapp doesn't officially added this feature.. but if you really want to sort them then download Whatsapp business. You can use label to organize things..
Just like this.. (items are the people actually)

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I too use whatsapp business and really love its auto reply function..

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