/Want to send WhatsApp messages to an unsaved number? Here’s the trick

Want to send WhatsApp messages to an unsaved number? Here’s the trick

WhatsApp Messaging App

WhatsApp has become an integral part of our life, perhaps even more so making phone calls. We need to send many important messages everyday to several contacts. While it is really easy to use this popular messaging app, there’s one annoyance that has frustrated the users for a very long time. How to start a WhatsApp chat or send messages without saving the number in your mobile phone’s contact list? As basic as it sounds, the Facebook-owned messaging app still only lets us chat with our contacts even though it has existed for over 10 years now. Simple things like sending a message to an unsaved contact still requires a workaround.

You may not want any random person saved in your contact list, that’s why we are here with the tips and tricks to help you send WhatsApp messages without saving a number. There are many methods to send a message without actually saving their number on your smartphone. And, it does not require a third-party app, which can sometime prove to be harmful for your phone’s privacy.

Here’s how to send messages to unsaved numbers without adding contact

Method 1

Step 1: Open your smartphone’s browse

Step 2: Type this link http://wa.me/xxxxxxxxxx or http://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=xxxxxxxxxx in the address bar

Step 3: Now, you’ll need to enter the phone number along with the country code in the place of ‘xxxxxxxxxx’, so if the number you want to message is +919912222222, you will be required to type https://wa.me/919912222222

Step 4: Once you have entered the details, tap enter to open the link

Step 5: Now, you’ll see a WhatsApp webpage with the recipient’s number you have entered and a green message button. Tap the button and you’ll be redirected to WhatsApp where you can start the conversation

Method 2

Step 1: Download the Siri Shortcuts app

Step 2: Open the app, tap on the Gallery option which is on the bottom right

Step 3: Add any shortcut you like and run it once

Step 4: Once done, go to Settings > Shortcuts > enable Allow Untrusted Shortcuts

Step 5: After all this, open this link on your iPhone and tap the ‘Get Shortcut’ button to download it

Step 6: You’ll be redirected to the Shortcuts app. Hit the button ‘Add Untrusted Shortcut’

Step 7: Look for the WhatsApp to Non Contact shortcut in the ‘My Shortcuts’ tab

Step 8: Now, enter the recipient’s number along with the country code and you’ll be redirected to WhatsApp with a new message window open

Method 3:

If a person sent a message in a common group, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Head to the group’s contact details and select the number

Step 2: Tap and hold the message sent by a person you want to text

Step 3: Click ‘More’ and select ‘Reply Privately’

Step 4: This will start a new chat with the person

Method 4:

Step 1: Go to your iPhone’s settings and tap ‘Privacy’

Step 2: Click on the ‘Contacts’ and switch next to it to disable. If the switch is green, contacts access is enabled. If it’s not green, it’s disabled

Step 3: Then, head back to WhatsApp and hit the new chat button on the top-right

Step 4: Enter a number and then select done to start a chat with it

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