WhatsApp is arguably one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet, with over 2 billion users. And the reason for its enormous popularity is that it is so easy. Consider this scenario. A smartphone with a data plan and a phone number are all that is needed to get WhatsApp up and running.
Although there’s no denying that the app’s simplicity is what has helped it become so popular, you can’t help but mention this irritating problem with the app that I’m sure many of you have encountered.
Well, it’s actually very easy. There seems to be no simple way to give a WhatsApp message to someone who is not in your phone contacts at the time of writing this post. This is an especially aggravating problem because there are times when you need to send a one-time WhatsApp message to someone who isn’t in your contacts. And adding the individual to your contacts list just to send a single, one-time message seems a little excessive, right?
Although some third-party apps claim to be able to ‘fix’ this problem for you, you should proceed with caution if you choose this path. This is due to the fact that many of these applications are created by developers with dubious credentials and privacy policies.
So, what’s the answer, you might be thinking?
We’ll show you how to send WhatsApp messages to people who aren’t in your contacts in this post. What’s more, you won’t have to install any third-party software, and you won’t have to think about whether your phone is running iOS or Android.
How to send a WhatsApp message to someone not in your contacts list
Let me start by saying that the steps you’ll read below aren’t nearly as complicated as they seem. However, I am certain that once you have completed the procedure, you will become accustomed to it and find it easier the next time. Anyway, let’s get started.
- The first step is to launch the browser application on your smartphone.
- When the door is opened,
- Put the following link in the search bar: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=XXXXXXXXXX
- This means that if the person’s phone number is in the United States (with the +1 prefix), it would look like this: https://send.whatsapp.com/api?phone=19175550123
- On your mobile, press the ‘enter’ key.
- You’ll be prompted to send a message to that phone number in a WhatsApp browser. Select’send post’ from the drop-down menu.
- The’start chatting’ window to the individual you entered in your phone will be automatically redirected to WhatsApp.
This approach can be used if you want to send a message to someone you don’t want to add to your contacts list. And, as I previously said, the steps outlined above will seem overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of them, they will be a piece of cake and come naturally to the majority of you.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on this simple but effective WhatsApp hack? Were you aware of this ruse before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.