How to Send WhatsApp Messages Without Saving Contacts.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, you can instantly chat, share media, location and documents. With all these features, WhatsApp would be the perfect app, but there is a small gap in its armor. You cannot send a WhatsApp message to strangers without first saving their contact. I understand that this is a security feature to prevent spam, but if you, like me, often text electricians and plumbers and don’t want to keep your contacts all the time, well, there is a simple workaround. Let’s see how to send WhatsApp without saving contacts on both Android and iOS.
How it works?
WhatsApp offers an API to start a WhatsApp stream even if it is not saved in your contacts. The method works, but you must first open a web browser, enter the URL, add a number to the end of the URL, and then click Go. The page prompts you to open the WhatsApp application. This is a simple method, but you still need to follow a couple of steps. We can automate these one-touch steps using Siri shortcuts on iOS and Firefox on Android.
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1. Send WhatsApp without saving the contact on iPhone
Siri Shortcuts is a great addition to iOS that helps automate long and repetitive tasks. You can create your own shortcuts or upload shortcuts created by other users. We will use the Siri shortcut to send WhatsApp without saving the contact.
First things first, you need to install a shortcut in the Siri Shortcuts app. You can click this link to install a shortcut to your iPhone. If you do not live in the United States, simply change the country code in the label as shown in the image below. Go to the Shortcuts app and press the options button in WhatsApp Stream. Change the country code in the text section.
You can bring up a shortcut in several ways: you can tap the shortcut in an app, add it to your home screen, or ask Siri to do it for you.
To add a shortcut to your home screen, open the Shortcuts app, tap the options button (three dots) on the shortcut, and tap Share. Select “Add to Home Screen” and you’re done.
Siri can launch shortcuts for you, making the process completely self-contained. You don’t even have to press a button and just use your voice to call Siri.
To add Siri commands, open the Siri Shortcuts app and tap the three dots. Click the control center button in the upper right corner and select Add to Siri.
The phrase can be anything, press the record button, say the phrase and press Done. Your shortcut is now ready and you can launch it using Siri.
To see this in action, call Siri, say the phrase to launch the shortcut, enter the number, and start texting in the WhatsApp thread.
2. Send WhatsApp without saving the contact on Android
After the web page has loaded, extract the HTML file and open it in Firefox.
Go to your Android phone and open the file in Mozilla Firefox. The page works in any browser, but only Firefox allows you to add a shortcut to your home screen. The invitation will ask you to enter a number, cancel it, click the options button in the upper right corner, and bookmark the page.
Your bookmark has been created. Now go to your bookmarks folder again, press and hold the bookmark you just created to open the dialog box. Click “Change” and rename the bookmark here.
Press and hold the bookmark again and select Add Page Shortcut. This will create a shortcut to your home screen. Place it anywhere on your home screen.
To send WhatsApp, tap the shortcut on the home screen and enter the number. So now you can WhatsApp for anyone without having to save their contact on your phone.
When entering contact information, be sure to add the country code (no + sign) before the contact number.
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Send WhatsApp messages without saving contacts
These were two ways to send WhatsApp without saving the contact number on the phone. Siri shortcuts are by far the best way to do this on iPhone. Android has several apps for sending WhatsApp, but I really like this method because it is one touch and does not require any app installation. Which method do you like best? Let us know in the comments below.