Is there a way to make VoiceOver not read phone numbers in Whatsapp?

iOS & iPadOS

When reading through a WhatsApp conversation, VO always reads the phone number, followed by the name. The phone number isn't that useful to me, I just want to know who said what. Is there a way to hide the phone numbers in some way?



Submitted by Gerardo on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Adding the person's contact to your iPHone's Contacts makes the number go away, leaving Voiceover in Whatsapp to say how you added the person to your contacts. Good luck!

Submitted by zdenek on Friday, May 19, 2017

Hello, can you please explain step by step, how can I add the person in my contacts? Let us say that in the whatsapp chat the number is 999-1212 petr. Thank you for your response.

Try these steps:
1. Open the phone app.
2. Double tap on the add button.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to create your new contact.
4. Double tap on done.
Hope this helps and good luck!