WhatsApp is one of the most popular texting apps that we use to communicate with our friends. We can select any contact from our contact book and start the conversation. But there is no way to contact a person on WhatsApp without saving the number in the contact book. You will always have to save the number in your address book before starting a conversation. But what if you want to send a message to a person without saving the number in your address book?
There could be a few occasions where you just want to send a couple of messages for one time. Saving the number in the address book just for a one-time conversation isn’t a good choice In this article, I will tell you how to send a WhatsApp message to a number without saving it to the address book.
Start a WhatsApp conversation with a number without saving it in your contact
I have made a simple tool that makes the work easy. Click on this link to open the online tool. It will show a form something like shown in the snapshot.
On the page, select the country code and enter the phone number. Then click on the Send button. It will open the conversation window in the WhatsApp app with the contact you entered.
If the number you entered is not registered with WhatsApp, it will notify you by saying “The phone number isn’t on WhatsApp.”
How does this tool work?
This tool isn’t doing anything surprising. It is just using the WhatsApp API url to start a conversation. But creating the API URL with the phone number to start a conversation isn’t easy for all. So, I made this tool for them,
The API URL looks like this: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=XXXXXXXXXXX
Here XXXXXXXXXXX is the phone number including the country code. You can replace the XXXXXXXXXXX with any number with a country code and enter the URL in the URL bar of the phone’s browser. It will open WhatsApp to start the conversation with that number.
Every time you want to get in touch with someone on WhatsApp without saving the number in your address book, you can either use the online tool made by me or use the API URL manually.
Now you know how to start a WhatsApp conversation with a number you do not want to save in your contacts. If you just have the number, you can use the online tool I mentioned or the API URL with the number to initiate the conversation.