WhatsApp works closely linked to mobile contacts, so that to send a message to someone it is normal to add them to the contacts first. However, this is not strictly necessary as it is possible send WhatsApp messages without having the number in the phonebook.
Doing this has two advantages: you save yourself from adding to your contacts people with whom you are only going to talk once and also these contacts They will not have permission to see the items you have set as “My contacts” in the privacy options of WhatsApp.
How to send WhatsApp without adding the contact
Although there are several applications that expressly serve to make it easier for you to send WhatsApp to people you do not have in your contacts, the truth is that you don’t need to install anything. All you need is a web browser like Google Chrome or similar.
WhatsApp has an API by which you can preconfigure the sending of messages by adjusting some parameters in the web address. It sounds complicated, but it really is as easy as change one text for another. The web address is as follows:
You will have to change the final part, “number”, to the phone number to which you want to send the message in WhatsApp. Said number must include the country code, without zeros and without the + symbol. For example, for the phone number 123456789 you should write 34123456789 if it is a Spanish number. You can find the full list of phone codes here.
That is, if you want to send a WhatsApp to the number +34111223344, you must open this web address in the browser
https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=34111223344. This will open a minimalist web page with a single button: Message.
The button itself does nothing except open WhatsApp with a new conversation with that number. Since you don’t have it in your contacts, will not have a name instead the phone number will be displayed. You can start writing now.
With apps, a little easier
The process is quite simple and you only need to remember the web address, which you could even bookmark your browser so you only have to change the phone number. Be that as it may, yesi prefer to use an application To simplify the process, there are several dozen on Google Play.
I’m not going to fool you, many of these apps to send WhatsApp messages without adding to contacts have poor quality or many ads, so we recommend WhatsDirect, simple and that at least helps you choose the telephone prefix easily.
The operation is very simple: you choose the telephone prefix in the list, add the telephone number and optionally the text of the message. This text is not sent directly, but is used to fill the typing box in chat. You will be the one to press the submit button. Also, this opens the conversation, which you can continue on your own just like any other chat.
Remember that these messages that you send to people that you do not have in your contacts are not anonymous and they are made from your WhatsApp account, associated with your phone number, which is visible to the other person. In fact, if this person doesn’t have you in their contacts either, the phone number will be the information they see as the sender in the messages.