WhatsApp keeps updating its list of features to improve user experience. You can either instantly start chatting with your contacts or react to messages using emojis. But what if you want to send a WhatsApp message without saving the contact on your phone?
Sometimes when you want to start a quick chat but don’t wish to save the number. This post will tell you the steps to send a WhatsApp message without adding a number on iPhone and Android.
Before moving ahead, check whether you are using the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android. This will help you with the best latest experience without any hiccups.
Send WhatsApp Message Without Adding Number on iPhone
The Siri Shortcuts made a debut with iOS 15 update last year. You can create a Siri shortcut for different functions on your iPhone as per your needs. Let us show you how to create one for sending WhatsApp messages without adding a number.
Step 1: Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap the Plus icon at the top-right corner to create a new Shortcut.
Step 3: Tap on Add Action.
Step 4: Type Ask for Input in the Search bar and select it.
Step 5: After adding the action, tap on Text to change the action.
Step 6: Select Number from the list of options.
Step 7: Tap on Prompt and give this action a name of your choice. We have named the action as ‘Text WhatsApp number.’
Step 8: For the second action, tap on Set Variable and write the same label name in Variable Name i.e. Text WhatsApp number.
Step 9: Tap on Provided Input and select URL as Provided Input Type from the pop-up menu.
Step 10: Now tap the Search Bar at the bottom, type URL, and select the option to add it as the third action.
Step 11: Type http://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=1 in the URL field and tap on Done button on the keyboard. The last digit in the link is your country’s dialing code.
Step 12: Tap the Plus icon next to the URL to add a Variable.
Step 13: Select your variable name (Text WhatsApp number) from the suggestions above the keyboard.
Step 14: Lastly, add the fourth action by searching for Open URL in the Search Bar and selecting it.
Step 15: After adding all the actions, tap on Done in the top-right corner.
Your Siri Shortcut to send a WhatsApp message without adding the number has been created. If you don’t see the Shortcut named as per your preferred label, here’s how to rename it.
Step 1: Long-press on the Siri Shortcut icon in the Shortcuts app.
Step 2: Select Rename.
Step 3: Change the name of your Siri Shortcut and tap on Done.
Let us now use your newly created Siri Shortcut.
Step 1: Tap the Spotlight Search icon on your iPhone’s home screen or swipe down on the home screen to open Spotlight Search.
Step 2: Type the name of your Siri Shortcut and tap on it.
Step 3: When the Shortcut appears on the top, type in the number for sending a WhatsApp message. Then tap on Done.
The chat will open on WhatsApp and now can start sending messages. But in case WhatsApp is not launching on your iPhone, you can check our post suggesting fixes for
Send WhatsApp Message Without Adding Number on Android
To send a WhatsApp message, you can use the WhatsApp Short Link feature on your Android phone, which you will see on different apps and websites. This feature is free to send WhatsApp messages without adding phone numbers.
Step 1: Open your preferred browser app on your Android phone.
Step 2: In the Search Bar, type https://wa.me/phone number with country code and tap on Enter.
For example, https://wa.me/919876543210.
Step 3: When you see the WhatsApp prompt in the browser, tap on Continue.
The chat will open in WhatsApp, and you can now start sending messages to that number.
If WhatsApp is not responding, you can check out our post to fix WhatsApp not responding on Android.
WhatsApp Without Adding Number
You can avoid cluttering your contacts by not saving WhatsApp numbers. Also, if you are bad at recollecting names, you can at least send a message to the number on WhatsApp. You can also check out our post on how to move WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android if you decide to the switch.
Last updated on 16 September, 2022
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