How to Send WhatsApp Messages Without Saving Number

WhatsApp allows you to chat with only those contacts that are saved in your address book. Unlike Facebook, it doesn’t have any feature to find people by searching their phone numbers.

In order to message someone, first you need to add their number in your contact list. If you use WhatsApp for business and usually send messages to unknown people, then it’s really annoying to add their phone numbers unnecessarily.

Send message on WhatsApp without saving number

Here we have two simple workarounds that can help you to send messages on WhatsApp without saving the phone number in your address book.

How to send WhatsApp messages without adding contact

There is an app available on Google Play Store called Open in WhatsApp. This app uses WhatsApp public API to open a chat with any number you enter. You can also attach a message with the chat.

Follow this step-by-step guide –

  1. First, download and install Open in WhatsApp app on your Android phone.
  2. Now open the app and enter the phone number.
    Enter number to open WhatsApp chat
  3. Tap “+” button to choose the country code prefix or enter it manually.
    Add country code prefix
  4. If you want to attach a message, tap the drop-down button and type the message.
    Attach a message

    Please note that, this message will be copied in the input box only (It won’t be sent).

  5. After this, tap the “Open” button. Now WhatsApp will search the phone number to check if it’s registered and then open the chat.
  6. Finally, tap the send button to send the message. That’s it.
    Confirm sending message

Trick: If you will enter your own phone number in this app, it will open your personal chat and you send messages to yourself on WhatsApp.

Manually send WhatsApp messages without saving number

In this method, you don’t have to install any third-party app. We will create a link to open WhatsApp chat using WhatsApp public API. This method works on both your phone and WhatsApp Web.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to manually open WhatsApp chat without saving the number –

  1. First, open Google Chrome or any other web browser in your phone.
  2. Now copy and paste this address in the URL tab:
  3. Replace whatsappphonenumber with the WhatsApp phone number of the person whose chat you want to open. Make sure to add the country code prefix.
  4. Replace urlencodedtext with the text message you want to attach. For example:
  5. Now open the link and tap “Send” button. After this, WhatsApp will search the phone number and open the chat.
    Manually send messsage on WhatsApp using API

So that’s how you can send WhatsApp messages without saving the phone number in your address book. If you want to ask something about this tutorial, please do share it in the comment section.

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