Tired of Adding Contacts Just to Send a Quick WhatsApp Message? Here’s How to Do It.
WhatsApp has become an integral part of our communication, whether it’s for personal or business purposes. There are times when you need to quickly message someone on WhatsApp but don’t want to add them to your contact list. Maybe it’s a one-time query for a customer service agent or a quick message to a delivery person. Whatever the reason, there are ways to chat on WhatsApp without the hassle of saving numbers.
Methods for Effortless WhatsApp Messaging
Here are several convenient methods to start a WhatsApp conversation without cluttering up your address book:
1. The ‘wa.me’ Link Trick
- Open any web browser on your phone or computer.
- In the address bar, type
https://wa.me/followed by the complete phone number (including the country code). For example, to message a US number, you’d type
https://wa.me/1XXXXXXXXXX(replace the Xs with the number).
- Hit Enter. You’ll see a WhatsApp webpage asking you to “Continue to Chat.”
- Tap the green button, and you’ll be directed to a WhatsApp chat window with that unsaved number.
2. Message Yourself
- Open WhatsApp and start a new chat.
- Search for your own name (the one with the “(You)” suffix).
- In this personal chat window, paste the unsaved number and send it to yourself.
- Tap on the number; the “Chat with…” option will appear if the number is active on WhatsApp.
- Start your conversation right away!
3. Tapping Numbers in WhatsApp Groups
- If you and the person you want to message are in the same WhatsApp group, this is a great shortcut.
- Open the group chat and find the person’s phone number in the member list.
- Tap on the number. A pop-up menu will appear with options, including “Message.”
- Select “Message,” and a private chat window opens without saving the number.
- Third-Party Apps: There are apps like “Click to Chat” (Android only) that offer convenient shortcuts for this process. However, exercise caution with third-party apps and check their privacy policies before use.
Why Message on Whatsapp Without Saving?
This feature is handy for:
- Decluttering: Keeps your contact list tidy and manageable.
- Privacy: Maintains some separation for occasional, one-off conversations.
- Business: Allows customer service reps to easily connect with customers without the need to save every individual’s number.
Now you know how to easily manage those situations when you need to send a quick WhatsApp message without the commitment of adding a new contact. Enjoy the convenience!