WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messenger apps in the world. It is installed by both the individuals for personal use and by the professionals for the business use. It has so many features like the full end to end encryption for all the messages sent or received, ability to transfer funds to other users, ability to start audio or video conferencing conversations etc. WhatsApp is now available in form of a web app too from https://web.whatsapp.com/.
If you also use WhatsApp and use it a lot for chatting with your friends, family members and other acquaintances, then you might want to create a shortcut to WhatsApp chat for a particular friend. Using this shortcut, you can instantly start chatting with that person without having to go through the WhatsApp user interface.
Here is how you can create a shortcut to WhatsApp chat for a particular person on the home-screen of Android:
- Launch WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and open the chat conversation with the person shortcut for whom you wish to create.
- From the top-right corner hamburger menu, select More and then Add Shortcut.
- You will be asked if you want to add a shortcut to the home-screen of your Android smartphone. You have to choose Add from this screen.
- The shortcut will be added to the home-screen of your Android device. Now you can use this shortcut to instantly open the conversation with that person.
We can use the same method to create shortcuts for all of your contacts who use WhatsApp. But it is better to use this method only for a selected few friends or for your loved ones. This is also a good idea for people who you converse with very often every day. Instead of launching WhatsApp first, you can start chatting with them using these shortcuts. If you have set password protection or fingerprint verification for WhatsApp, then you will have to supply the password, pin or fingerprint before starting the conversation.