[SOLVED] Copy a phone number from Chat to Contacts

I got a SMS and have this in Chat with its mobile number. How could I add this to an existing contact in Contacts w/o re-typing it, first to paper and then into Contacts?

Yeah that caught me out before as well, I didn’t find an easy answer.

Contacts app needs a Share button on it as well, to dump the contact details into an email, SMS or over to Fractal or whatever.

I found a way: From Chat you can dial the (unknown) number. When Call came up, I stopped the call before it connected. There you can copy the phone number to clipboard. I opened the contact in Contacts for editing and in the empty field for a new number, I used “paste” from the terminal menu.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think in an older version of chatty we had the function to copy text directly. I don’t know why it does not work anymore.

I think it can be done as follows:

  • Tap the three little dots in the upper right corner
  • Choose “Chat Details” in the menu that pops up
  • When Chat Details is shown, there is a button to add new contact if there is not already a contact for that phone number

At least it used to work like that earlier.

Yes, there is a button to create a new contact, but no way to add the new number to an existing contact (of which you until now only have had a landline number).

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In ‘chat details’ you can select and copy the number

How exactly? I can’t.


Same here, I have no such option.

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I am sorry. I was thinking of a previous version😬