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How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know

Want to message someone on WhatsApp without saving their number? Here are five easy methods to do it, making your messaging experience faster and more convenient.

By: MD IJAJ KHAN
| Updated on: May 23 2024, 16:46 IST
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How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know
1/5 Utilize Disappearing Messages: This feature automatically removes messages after a specified timeframe, enhancing privacy. Users can select durations of 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days for individual or group chats, though message previews persist in notifications until the app is opened. (Pixabay)
How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know
2/5 Initiate Audio and Video Calls: WhatsApp allows free one-on-one or group calls of up to 32 participants. Users can effortlessly toggle between audio and video calls, with the latter defaulting to the camera being on but providing the option to switch cameras. (unsplash)
How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know
3/5 Personalize Chat Wallpaper: Enhance the visual appeal of your chats by customizing wallpapers. Options include changing wallpapers for all chats or specific ones, with the ability to choose from WhatsApp's templates or personal images. Dark mode users can also adjust wallpaper dimming for better readability. (unsplash)
How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know
4/5 Adjust Privacy Settings: Take control of your privacy by customizing settings related to online status, profile information visibility, read receipts, group invites, and more. WhatsApp offers comprehensive privacy controls accessible through the settings menu, ensuring users can tailor their experience to their preferences. (unsplash)
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5/5 Monitor Data and Storage Usage: Stay informed about your data consumption and manage storage efficiently by accessing WhatsApp's storage and data settings. Users can manage storage, view network usage, adjust media auto-download settings, and choose media upload quality, providing transparency and control over resource usage. (Bloomberg)
How to send WhatsApp messages without saving phone numbers: 5 methods to know
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Know five easy methods to send WhatsApp messages without saving the recipient's number in your contacts. (REUTERS)

WhatsApp is the go-to messaging app for millions worldwide, offering a seamless way to send texts, photos, videos, and documents. Sometimes, you might need to message someone without saving their number. Typically, WhatsApp requires you to save a contact before messaging them. But did you know you can bypass this step? Here are five methods to send WhatsApp messages without saving the recipient's number:

Method 1: Send Messages Directly via WhatsApp

1. Open WhatsApp on your Android or iOS device.

2. Copy the number you want to message.

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3. Tap the New Chat button and then your name under WhatsApp Contacts.

4. Paste the number in the text box and click Send.

5. Tap the number again; if they are on WhatsApp, you will see the Chat with option.

6. Tap it to start messaging.

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Method 2: Use a Browser Link

1. Open your mobile or desktop browser.

2. Paste this link in the address bar: `https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=xxxxxxxxxx`.

3. Replace `xxxxxxxxxx` with the recipient's number, including the country code. For example: `https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=919876543210`.

4. Press enter and tap Continue to Chat.

5. You will be redirected to a WhatsApp chat window to send your message.

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Method 3: Utilise the Truecaller App

1. Open Truecaller on your device.

2. Search for the number you want to message.

3. Scroll down and tap the WhatsApp icon.

4. A WhatsApp chat window will open, allowing you to send a message without saving the contact.

Method 4: Use Google Assistant

1. Activate Google Assistant on your phone.

2. Say, "Send a WhatsApp to" followed by the number with the country code, like "Send a WhatsApp to +919876543210".

3. When prompted, dictate your message.

4. Google Assistant will send the message for you.

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Method 5: Use Apple Siri Shortcuts (iPhone Only)

1. Open the Siri Shortcuts app on your iPhone.

2. Go to Settings > Shortcuts and enable Allow Untrusted Shortcuts.

3. Search for the "WhatsApp to Non-Contact" shortcut online or [click this link](https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/be22fa0abe644c86baa126ffff2ae3eb).

4. Download the shortcut by clicking Get Shortcut and Add Untrusted Shortcut.

5. In the Shortcuts app, find and run the WhatsApp to Non-Contact shortcut.

6. Enter the number, and you'll be redirected to a WhatsApp chat window.

Now you can send WhatsApp messages without the hassle of saving new contacts!

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First Published Date: 23 May, 16:46 IST
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