Send WhatsApp message without saving phone number in contact list- Know how to

    WhatsApp messages can be sent to anyone without saving the number of the person in your phone contact list too. This can be done via the click to chat feature.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:09 IST
    Know how to send WhatsApp Messages without adding a number in your phone contact list. (Pixabay)
    Know how to send WhatsApp Messages without adding a number in your phone contact list. (Pixabay)

    There are instances when you have to message a person over WhatsApp whose number is not saved in your phone contact list. In such cases you generally have to save the number even of unknown people. But did you know that you can send WhatsApp messages and chat with people without saving their number on your phone contact list? Well, you can do it. You might want to reach out to a business or service contact for a one-time chat and adding the number to your phonebook could lead to clutter. In such situations you can use WhatsApp click to chat feature to begin a chat.

    As long as you know the person's phone number and they have an active WhatsApp account, you can create a link that will allow you to start a chat with them. By clicking the link, a WhatsApp chat with the person automatically opens. It can be noted that WhatsApp click to chat works on both your phone and WhatsApp Web. Here are a few ways to initiate a WhatsApp chat without adding a phone number as a contact.

    Create your own link

    Use<number> where the <number> is a full phone number in international format. Omit any zeroes, brackets, or dashes when adding the phone number in international format.



    Don't use:

    Create your own link with a pre-filled message

    The pre-filled message will automatically appear in the text field of a chat. Use where Whatsapp phone number is a full phone number in international format and URL encoded text is the URL-encoded pre-filled message.


    To create a link with just a pre-filled message, use


    After clicking on the link, you will be shown a list of contacts you can send your message to.

    Also, WhatsApp users can know that the process of creating your own link to chat is the same for both Android and iPhones.

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    First Published Date: 18 Feb, 14:49 IST
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