Sync whatsapp contact photos to phone contacts

galmgnt

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Hey all

Now that whatsapp add the feature to save contacts profile photos to phone, is it possible to make an apk or something to sync them with the contacts on the phone?
 

AMoosa

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On my whatsapp, if the contact has no whatsapp profile photo, it shows the phone contact photo.

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galmgnt

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If you open a contact in whatsapp and press the photo you can save it.
So I believe it is possible to make an app that opens all those photos and uses them for the android contacts.
 

AndroidDeveloperLB

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Try contact photo sync from play store
You mean this:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.michaelflisar.socialcontactphotosync
?
If so, I tried it in the past, and when I did, it only allows to manually sync : you need to go to the contact info screen of WhatsApp, share the image, and choose to who to set it.
Not only that, but on later versions of WhatsApp, even this didn't work.
Plus, this app messed up with my contacts each time I changed a rom and restored it.

If you talk about this app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rm.android.wcps&hl=en
- then it also doesn't really work. It opens WhatsApp and tells you to open the large screen page of the contact, and that's it. Doesn't do anything with it.

My solution is fully automatic, using root.
The only other app I know about that syncs well is Sync.Me, which syncs with a multiple social networks, but not with WhatsApp (and it has a good reason that it's not included).



---------- Post added at 11:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:53 AM ----------

Thanks but it's not working Android 7.1
Sorry I didn't try it yet on 7.1 .
In which phase doesn't it work? What happens when you launch it?
What exactly is the issue?
Can you please PM me or write about it on the thread of the app:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-contacts-sync-sync-contacts-photos-t3483461
?
 
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jose_pagio

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OP3 with Android 7.0 here.

Not working. It does not recognize all my contacts. Just 4 of them.

All my contacts are Google contacts synced and merged with WhatsApp contacts