With the popularization of WhatsApp, it is already quite common to use the app to exchange messages with people we don’t know, including companies and contacts for temporary situations. It is possible to send messages in the app to people outside your contact list, without having to add the number to the phone’s address book. Learn how in the guide below.
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Whether it’s a service provider, a travel companion you need to message on the go, there are a lot of situations where you don’t need to add your number to your phone – not to mention secret contacts, but that’s a topic best left untouched…
How to send WhatsApp messages without adding the number to your phonebook
How to send WhatsApp messages to a non-contact from your PC
Use WhatsApp as a mobile notebook
How to send messages in WhatsApp without adding the number to your phonebook
With the person/company’s number written down, just open your phone’s browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc) and follow these steps
Go to the page: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=[contact-number]
Complete the address with the number with the country code.
For example, for the COVID’s FAQ from the World Health Organization, the address is this: https://api.whatsapp.com/send/?phone=41798931892
Confirm the number/contact name shown on the WhatsApp page and click Continue to chat.
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Some colleagues would say that “WhatsApp is now contact-less”… / © NextPit
That’s it. For some professional WhatsApp accounts – such as the hotline in the example above – the app shows the profile name. In the case of individuals, WhatsApp simply shows the phone number, with the country code, since the contact’s number was not added to the phone book.
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How to send WhatsApp messages from PC to non-contacts
The same tip can be used on your computer as long as you have already opened WhatsApp Web on your PC. The trick works a little better if you have WhatsApp desktop installed on Windows or macOS, but it can also be used in the browser on your computer.
If you have WhatsApp Desktop installed and running on your computer, open your PC web browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, etc) and follow basically the same steps as on mobile:
Go to the page: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=[contact-number] (complete with the country code).
Check the number shown on the WhatsApp page and click Continue to chat.
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The shortcut opens WhatsApp Desktop / © NextPit
By clicking the button, the WhatsApp app installed on the PC will open, allowing you to chat normally with the other person or company without adding the number to the phone’s contact list.
If you do not have WhatsApp Desktop on your computer – for example if you use Linux or opened WhatsApp Web on your tablet – you can send the web address you created – https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=[contact number] – to yourself (learn how below) and then just click the link in the WhatsApp Web window itself.
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Use the feature to take notes in WhatsApp
The trick to send messages on WhatsApp to numbers outside your contact list allows you to use the app in a new way – similar to a feature in Telegram and Signal – the option to save personal notes on WhatsApp itself.
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Write down numbers, addresses, and other things by sending messages to your own WhatsApp / © NextPit
To do this, just link to your own phone number, and WhatsApp will open a conversation screen with your number. To avoid confusion, before sending a message, confirm that it really is your account by checking the number shown and your profile picture.
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