This is where I am coming from: Quite often I need to contact someone on Whatsapp because they sent me an email: “please Whatsapp me”. That happens often for inquiries, and especially from people that saw my email somewhere and now they want some information from me. The way to do that in many countries of this world is to use Whatsapp.
But now there is this little time thief: the respective phone number is not saved in the contacts list of my smartphone. Before I can send a message out on Whatsapp, I need to create a new contact, and only then can I send the new Whatsapp message. And all that for communicating with a person that I may never talk with again in the future.
Or so I thought.
Then I have found this easy solution: yes, you can send out a Whatsapp message to a phone, without creating a new contact on your smartphone.
Here is how you can send out a Whatsapp message to a phone, without creating a new contact on your smartphone.
Open your Internet browser, on your computer or on your smartphone.
type this link into the URL line: “wa.me/<phone number>In the place of <phone number> you enter the phone number along with the country codeExample: if you want to message me at +65/98334062 then the link becomes wa.me/6598334062. In Singapore, the first two digits (65) are Singapore’s country code followed by my mobile number
Once you have typed the link, tap enter to open the link.
Next, you will see a WhatsApp webpage with the recipient’s phone number and a green Message button. Tap the green message button and you will be redirected to WhatsApp. If your phone is already connected with your computer, you will directly end up in that Whatsapp window
Where to Apply this Method
This method works best on a computer that is paired with Whatsapp on your smartphone. I have earlier written an article about pairing a computer Whatsapp on my smartphone (click here).
But this method is also very efficient if you want to contact someone fast at a convention or at a large meeting, using your smartphone. Just ask them to give you their phone number, and send them a short “hello <name>, Martin here” Whatsapp message. Later when you are back at home, you can continue that conversation.
Try it out now: copy/paste “wa.me/6598334062” into your browser and see what happens.
Then please let me right there know if it works for you.
Martin “Whatsapp” Schweiger