How to create a shortcut to a WhatsApp group

One of the most used functions on a computer is that of shortcuts, this is because you can place them anywhere on your computer, such as on the desktop, and whenever you press it you can go to that section without doing other things.

This function has begun to be integrated into phones, because it has been seen that it is necessary for you to save time when entering a certain file or chat and one of the apps that has implemented it quickly is WhatsApp. Here we will show you how you will be able to make quick access to your most important chats.

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  1. What do you do to create a shortcut for a WhatsApp group?
    1. From WhatsApp on Android devices
    2. With widgets on iPhone
  2. How do I add a shortcut for a contact’s chat?
  3. How are accesses created using App Shortcuts?

What do you do to create a shortcut for a WhatsApp group?

One of the new functions that the WhatsApp application has added is undoubtedly one of the best, since you can create shortcuts to enter a chat faster without having to open the WhatsApp application.

It should be noted that this function can be added regardless of whether your phone is Android or iPhone and you can also add the WhatsApp camera to take photos faster .

From WhatsApp on Android devices

The process of adding the shortcuts from your Android cell phone is very simple and there are two ways to add them. The first is from the applications menu of your phone, here you are going to look for the WhatsApp icon and now you are going to leave it pressed for a few seconds.

When you leave it pressed, a small dialog box will appear, in which the most frequent contacts of your WhatsApp will be. Here you will choose the contact you want to pin on the home screen of your cell phone. From here you will be able to enter this chat quickly and without problems.

The other way in which you will be able to make a direct access is from the chat that you want to set at the beginning. Here you will have to open the WhatsApp app, in the list of chats you will find the one you want to add at the beginning and you will enter that one. Now you are going to press the three points that are in the upper right corner, here you will see the button that says ‘Make direct access’. From there, access will be at the top of the screen .

With widgets on iPhone

From iPhone devices it is also easy to create shortcuts to your most popular chats , but here it is a bit different than on Android, because you have to use the ‘Widgets’, but this is not a problem, rather it is an advantage.

For this you are going to go to the home screen of your cell phone. There you will leave it pressed for a few seconds, here you will have two options and they are to change wallpaper and Widgets, you will touch the second one. Here you will see several of these accesses to other applications and you will have to scroll to WhatsApp and press it.

Then you will only have to choose the size that this Widgets will have on the screen and you will be able to use your direct access to the chats. You can also add the shortcuts from the chats as we explained in the case of Android phones.

You just have to enter the WhatsApp app and enter the chat you want to make the direct access to. Then you will touch the three menu points in the chat and you will see the option to ‘Add shortcut’.

How do I add a shortcut for a contact’s chat?

In order for you to add some shortcuts to your contacts, you just have to make sure that the app is updated to the most recent version. After you are advised of this, you will have to enter the chat that you want to set on your phone, you will press the three dots that are on the right side of the screen and there you will click on ‘Make direct access’. So it will already be created and you can move it to any part of the screen of your cell phone.

How are accesses created using App Shortcuts?

There are certain versions of the operating system that will not allow you to make WhatsApp shortcuts, so you will have to install an external application so that you can do this job. The best for this is ‘App Shortcuts’ with it you will be able to make these shortcuts very easy and fast.

You just have to open the application and it will have a ‘Create shortcuts’ section. From there, you will be able to choose the application from which you want to obtain direct access and to which function of that app you are going to create the access.

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