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WhatsApp Shortcut app review: offering quick access to your WhatsApp contacts



WhatsApp Shortcut, as the name implies, is a shortcut application that offers quick access to your WhatsApp contacts. This app creates widgets for your contacts so you can start a chat with them or continue with current conversations. It simplifies your access to the WhatsApp application and makes conversations more convenient. Developed by iPlo Dev, the app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

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wApp Shortcut Pro - Talking with your friends in 3 gestures


What You Need to Know about WhatsApp Shortcut

Like most applications, WhatsApp offers a widget that you can find on your device’s home screen. To start a chat conversation, you have to open WhatsApp, locate your contact, open the chat box, and start chatting.

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It will take several taps before you can actually have a conversation with your friend. If you don’t want to go over these steps, you should download WhatsApp Shortcut now to streamline the process.

WhatsApp Shortcut organizes your contacts in widgets so you can start a conversation with a single tap. It simplifies WhatsApp and makes things a lot easier for you. This is a third party app and it is available as a free download on the App Store.

After installing this app in your iOS device, you will have to give it permission to access your WhatsApp contact list. You can then select any number of contacts that you want to have a widget shortcut.

You can then open the Notification Center of your device and scroll down all the way to the bottom section to find the edit button. Tap the edit button and add the WhatsApp Shortcut.

Your selected contacts will now appear in widgets on the Notification Center. Tap any widget and WhatsApp will immediately open your conversation with the selected contact. 

Best Features

WhatsApp Shortcut offers straightforward and hassle-free setup. This app can integrate with the official WhatsApp application for seamless syncing. It allows you to tap-select your contacts so you can add them to the widgets.

The app does not require further tweaking after the initial setup. It will simply run in the background to give you quick access to your contacts. More importantly, the minimalist design of WhatsApp Shortcut allows for easier and faster setup.

WhatsApp Shortcut allows you to organize contact widgets in any way you want. It offers a list view and a widget view in grid format. The app allows you to add more contacts in the widgets or remove existing widgets to get more screen real estate. 

wApp Shortcut Pro - Talking with your friends in 3 gestures


Pros and Cons


  • Easy to set up with quick navigation tools
  • Offers intuitive user interface
  • Allows you to add contact widgets in the Notification Center
  • Allows you to add as many widgets as you need



  • With ad-banner display
  • Requires in-app purchase to remove ads

Final Thoughts

WhatsApp Shortcut is a simple utility tool that creates widgets for your WhatsApp contacts. The app offers easy setup and simple tools so you can quickly start a conversation with your contact list. If you are a frequent user of WhatsApp and you need quick access to your favorite contacts, then this app is best for you. 



wApp Shortcut Pro - Talking with your friends in 3 gestures

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.