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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Open numbers in whatsapp without saving as contact

Whatsapp Number Opener

Say you want to make a whatsapp conversation with someone for temporary purposes but in order to do that you need to add that person as a contact first. Now adding someone as a contact is by itself a security risk as you can potentially expose your display picture and status to that person. If this is someone with whom you are involved in a transaction, then you'd not want to save this contact just for one time communication. Well, then what is the solution? How do you text this person without saving their number first?

Well, this is the solution guys. Whatsapp already have an API to do this, but that involves modifying the URL and pasting on the address bar. I believe that's too much of work.

So to make you folks lazier than ever, I've developed: "Whatsapp Number Opener".

There a million sites telling us how to do this manually. I just think this is too much of work.

What this does, is simply what every other website asks the user to do: Go to this URL: https://api.WhatsApp.com/send?phone=number. The only difference, is that, this page has an input box for entering the phone number with the International calling prefix.

So well, a lazy version of what those blogs ask us to do! Here's a screenshot:

 Do leave a comment if you found this useful! Thanks!

PS: It's open source, and the code is here: https://github.com/rghose/whatsapp-number-opener

Disclaimer: Phone numbers are not collected nor stored. Once you load the website, any data you provide is solely on your device.


  1. In case you want to directly do this from Whatsapp Web :)
    then use: https://api.WhatsApp.com/send?phone=*number*

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    2. I usually did this, but having a page makes it easier to just bookmark and open it from there.