How to send a WhatsApp message to someone without saving their number

How to send a WhatsApp message to someone without saving their number

With over 2 billion users, WhatsApp is arguably one of the most popular messaging applications on the planet. And the reason for its staggering popularity lies in its sheer simplicity. Just think of it. All a person needs to get WhatsApp up, and running is a smartphone with a data plan and a phone number.

While there is no doubt about the fact that it's this very simplicity that made the app as popular as it is today, you can't help but talk about this annoying problem with the app that I am sure many of you might have encountered.

Well, the thing is rather simple. At the time of publishing this article, there seems to be no easy way to send a WhatsApp message to a person who is not in your phone contacts. This is a particularly annoying issue since there are times when you need to send a one-off WhatsApp message to a person who isn't in your contacts. And to add the person needlessly to your contacts just to send that single, one-time message is a bit too much, right? 

While several third-party apps claim to 'fix' this issue for you, you should always tread with caution if you decide to embark on this path. This is simply because many of these apps come from developers with questionable credentials and dubious privacy policies.

What is the solution then, you might be wondering?

In this article, we will show you how to send WhatsApp messages to someone who is not in your contacts. What's even better is the fact that this method doesn't require you to install third-party apps or worry about whether you're phone is running iOS or Android.

How to send a WhatsApp message to someone not in your contacts list

At the outset, let me make it clear that the steps you read below aren't really as confusing as it might look. However, I am sure that once you complete the process, you will get used to it and it will be easier the next time you do it. Anyway, let's dive right in. 

The first thing you need to do is to open the browser app on your smartphone.

Once open,

  • Type the following link in the search bar: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=XXXXXXXXXXX (In place of the Xs type the phone number of the person you want to contact, including the country code, but without the + sign.)

  • This means if the person has an American number (with the +1 prefix), it would look something like this: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19175550123

  • Press 'enter' on your smartphone.

  • A WhatsApp window will open asking if you want to send a message to that phone number. Press on 'send message'.

  • You will automatically be redirected to WhatsApp with the 'start chatting' window to the person you entered in your phone.

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Well, this is a lot simpler than you thought, eh? / © NextPit

 

You can use this method every time you want to send a message to someone who you do not wish to add to your contacts list. And like I mentioned earlier, the steps mentioned above might seem daunting initially - but once you get the hang of it, it will be a piece of cake and come to most of you naturally.

Anyway, what do you think of this short but nifty WhatsApp hack? Were you aware of this trick? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Paulo zOiO zuLLu 11 months ago Link to comment

    I prefer to use the shortcut wa.me/PHONE_NUMBER


  • inbox Apr 29, 2020 Link to comment

    whatsapp.ovh easy way


  • Johnny Apr 25, 2020 Link to comment

    I use easymessage.app for years!
    They have app for Android & iPhone and also for web.


  • edward Feb 22, 2020 Link to comment

    I found the website wha.one very useful. Simple website with one click to open Whatsapp chat without saving to the contact.


  • berry johnson Jan 16, 2020 Link to comment

    I have read this full guide but is this way is secure?


  • Pritesh Jan 9, 2020 Link to comment

    Can I know through this link from among the many numbers, which numbers are on Whats App and which are not?


  • Damian Jan 5, 2020 Link to comment

    After comparing the different tools, i find the following the cleanest UI and easiest to use. www.sendwhatsappmsg.com


    • Damian Mar 28, 2020 Link to comment

      You can download it as an app on your mobile too


  • Tyler Rat Dec 15, 2019 Link to comment

    Hey, I am using Wand.ga tool to whatsapp anyone without saving number, and surprisingly they are not annoying me


  • Rene Dec 9, 2019 Link to comment

    Hello, I always use this web tool:
    www.rainer.li/whatsapp
    Just enter the number and chat with the person you want.


  • jorgepzp Dec 4, 2019 Link to comment

    Tell your friends that they can send WhatsApp messages without having to add the contact to your phone, just visit: www.laborisa.com/node/add


  • Murari Jul 11, 2019 Link to comment

    I tried this trick and it worked for some days......after that when I hit message button..the link is redirecting to playstore instead of whatsapp application.......I checked the permissions as well everything is cool.....but I'm not sure how to fix this.......please help


  • SDDave Jul 4, 2019 Link to comment

    This doesn't work. Is it because I don't allow whatsapp access to my contacts? I don't want whatsapp to have access to my contact list. I just want to send a message.


  • eSparkBiz Jul 1, 2019 Link to comment

    We don't want to save every contact on our phone then this trick would be advantageous.


  • Mubashar rehman Jun 30, 2019 Link to comment

    My WhatsApp number has been bunned please turn on again my WhatsApp number


  • monslu Apr 3, 2019 Link to comment

    Very convenient, thanks a lot !


  • sharma Aug 16, 2018 Link to comment

    great article.I am using "WhatsUnsaved" app for this purpose which lets me use call logs and provides pre-saved messages including recent copied text for quick response.I am using it for my marketing purposes.I also found call rejection with whatsapp reply very useful.

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