WhatsApp, has simplified the whole process of saving a number first in order to start chatting besides the only exception where by you receive a contact’s number from your active contact inside a WhatsApp chat, meaning that automatically opens for messaging.
WhatsApp has now endorsed a way of contacting unsaved numbers outside the app platform.
A chat can now take place with any unsaved number through going to the web address https://wa.me/phonenumber .
The last part of the web address should be replaced by a full number, the country and region code without a + or – or ()or 00. For example if you want to chat with number +26377… ,you go to to https://was.me./263 7… type it in the browser browser and you will navigate to a web page at the bottom with a big green message icon
By tapping on the green button a conversation is automatically opened if the number is registered on WhatsApp.
Numerous Android apps use the wa.me links but in a non-user facing way ,that is one doesn’t have to type a URL or pass by a web browser first.
For the Android apps: you enter the phone number, tap a button and an automatic newly created chat in WhatsApp is created.
Whenever you have a phone number in any app, you can simply select the corresponding text, and check the suggested actions. The main ones are always Call, Cut, Copy, Paste, but if you tap the overflow button (three dots), you may see more options including sending a WhatsApp message. Just select that and the chat will be started.
In our testing, this works on both Android 9 Pie and Q, but only on stock devices (Pixels and Android One). We saw the other actions on Huawei, Samsung, and OnePlus phones, but not the WhatsApp one. Hopefully, the integration will make its way to non-stock Android devices later.
These workarounds should come in handy if you frequently have short-term chats with strangers. For example, I sometimes have to talk to people to arrange selling or buying some second-hand items, and I don’t really need to add all these temporary acquaintances to my contacts. I’m sure you can think of, uhm, other ways this would be useful.
It’s not clear why the limitation has to exist inside WhatsApp in the first place, or why you can’t simply type a number and message them like on any SMS app, but here we are. Thankfully, we all now have at least three ways to bypass that restriction.
In this way the process is fastest,easiest and best integrated. However it is preferable that if the above process is time consuming,confusing or slow,one can you app in the old way to speed up.the process.