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A trick on WhatsApp allows you to hide a contact from the app. The tip is to add the special sum (+) character before the phone to the Android or iPhone (iOS) phone book. In the conversation history, the contact will appear only with the number, without the name. The function of hiding non-native friends from the messenger is because all numbers stored in the smartphone's memory appear on WhatsApp automatically if they are registered in the app.

The resource is mainly useful for the most reserved people who wish to maintain the anonymity of the recipient, if third parties see the content of the conversation. In the following tutorial, check out how to hide contacts on WhatsApp. The procedures were performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and on an iPhone 8 integrated with the iOS 12 operating system.

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Step 1. Open the phone app and find the contact you want to hide. Then tap on the pencil icon to edit it. Click on the phone field and position the text cursor at the beginning. Then, go to the "* #" button;

Edit the contact number on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraEdit the contact number on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Edit the contact number on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Finally, just add the "+" symbol at the beginning of the number and touch the confirmation button, in the upper right corner of the screen, to save the changes. The contact immediately disappears from your calendar on WhatsApp.

Add the plus symbol before the number on the smartphone's Android system Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraAdd the plus symbol before the number on the smartphone's Android system Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Add the plus symbol before the number on the smartphone's Android system Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 1. Open the phone app and find the contact to be hidden. Then press "Edit" in the upper right corner. Then, just tap on the phone field and position the text cursor at the beginning. Once this is done, touch the "+ * #" button in the lower left corner;

Edit the contact number in the iPhone's phonebook Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraEdit the contact number in the iPhone's phonebook Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Edit the contact number in the iPhone's phonebook Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Finally, add the "+" symbol at the beginning of the number and click "OK", in the upper right corner of the screen, to save the changes. The contact immediately disappears from your calendar on WhatsApp.

Add the plus symbol before the number on Apple's iOS system Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraAdd the plus symbol before the number on Apple's iOS system Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Add the plus symbol before the number on Apple's iOS system Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

It is worth mentioning that the procedure does not hide the chat and does not prevent the exchange of messages. See how to protect your data and conversations on WhatsApp. Take advantage of the tips to hide contacts from your WhatsApp and make your conversations more confidential in cases of prone people.

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