How to import contacts?

You can export your contacts from the database to Excel or a similar program.

There are two ways to import the numbers (and also the additional "value" fields):

Option 1: Copy and paste contacts.

Copy from a list and paste into the number cell in Excel or your preferred spreadsheet program. This is the most practical and recommended option.

Option 2: Upload a CSV file.

In the second case (uploading a CSV file), the file must meet certain requirements:

1. The file must be in CSV format, exported from the original.
2. Only the first 5 columns will be used.
3. The first column should only contain phone numbers (no titles or non-numeric characters).
4. The other 5 columns are for optional custom fields: @value1, @value2, @value3, @value4, and @value5.

We are attaching an example file for importing, but we recommend using the "copy and paste" option for practicality:

test.csv

Note: During the import, only the optional fields @value1 and @value2 will be visible, but the other 3 will also be considered at the time of sending.

Once you have configured your Excel file, you should use the "Add Contacts" button. This will allow you to see all your contacts in Whatsender.

Once you select this option, the Contact Manager panel that we show you below will appear:

If you wish to import a new CSV file, simply select the "Import from CSV File" option. You will notice that there are also alternatives such as "Paste from Clipboard" (an enhanced copy and paste feature, now accessible through this button) and "Import WhatsApp Contacts" (which allows importing all contacts from a group). It's important to remember that when using the paste from clipboard, the data structure must respect the previously mentioned format.

Select the desired option and, subsequently, the system will ask you to assign a name to the file for future use. This file will appear on the list, as illustrated in the figure above. Next, you only need to select the desired contacts (they will be marked in green) and click on the "Continue" button to transfer these contacts to the main form.

WE ADVISE YOU TO WATCH THE PREVIOUS VIDEO, SO YOU CAN SEE THE STEPS FOR COPYING AND THE FORMAT OF THE EXPECTED FILE. IT WILL ONLY TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES.