How to know if someone has saved your contact

A contact refers to someone’s phone number or other identifying information that is stored in another person’s phone or address book. People save contacts for a variety of reasons – to easily identify callers, to keep in touch with friends and family, or even for business purposes. But how can you actually tell if someone has gone through the effort of saving your contact information on their phone? There are a few different methods you can use to get an indication.

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1. Check their profile picture and about section on WhatsApp. WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging platforms. If you have exchanged WhatsApp info with someone, check to see if you can view their profile photo and about section. If so, it means they likely have your number saved in their phone’s contacts which is linked to their WhatsApp account. However, this isn’t a surefire way to know – some users choose to hide these sections from non-contacts.

2. Send them a message through WhatsApp broadcast. WhatsApp has a broadcast messaging feature that allows you to easily message multiple contacts at once. Try adding the person’s number to a new broadcast and send out a message. If the message shows as “Delivered” specifically to them, your number is likely saved in their phone. But keep in mind that if it shows as “Read,” it doesn’t confirm they have your contact saved – they may have just opened the message.


3. Ask them directly. This is the most straightforward way to find out if they have your contact information saved. Simply ask them if they have your number or if you’re in their phone’s contacts. While this may not be feasible in all situations, it’s the surest way to get a definitive answer.


There’s no foolproof way to determine if someone has actually saved your contact information. The methods here provide clues but cannot guarantee that your number is in their address book. If you have privacy concerns about someone having your contact details, you may want to take measures like using more secure messaging apps or blocking unknown callers. With digital communication being so prevalent, saving contacts is common – but being thoughtful about who has your information is wise.

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