Disclaimer: This app is not affiliated with nor endorsed by WhatsApp Inc.
Former name: “Open in WhatsApp (click to chat)”, changed to comply with WhatsApp guidelines.
I know some users who are using the app for business purposes. I’m glad my app is making you more productive, but if you’re using the app for commercial purposes consider supporting it. I want this little personal project to continue to be a free project with no ads and app purchases and progress and updates based on your reception and support. There is a donation version that you can purchase to help with development: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trianguloy.openInWhatsapp.donation
[New: There is now a web version, compatible with WhatsApp Web: https://trianguloy.github.io/OpenInWhatsapp_Web/ ]
Did you know that you can open a WhatsApp chat with any number without first saving it to your contacts by opening in your browser the link ‘wa.me/123456789’ (using the + prefix) desired number)?
That link was longer and harder to remember at first, so I created this little app to help with the process.
Since then, I’ve added more functionality (enter messages, share links, list of country codes, create shortcuts, save recent and pinned, open recent calls via add-ons and a number of other functions) but always follow these three principles:
1) Make the app smaller possible. This means no extra extraneous stuff, no extra libraries, and no useless stuff. Currently its size is around 100KB = 0.1MB. Less than a standard picture!
2) Use as few permissions as possible. Only create_shortcut permission is used, nothing else! (no calls, no memory, no internet).
3) No ads. I hate ads. I will never add ads, adware, spyware, user tracking or other nasty things.
If you want a small tool to help you open numbers in WhatsApp, try it. If you like an app that sends your data to Google, there are still clones out there.
Thanks to Timofey Lisunov, Matheus Damacs, Yusuf Emen, Benjamin Yılmaz Çetiner, Richard Anderson (Hirai RCD), Aditya, Armand Secco, Yoni Cohen jonbir3, MageshBabu K (mage1k99), artmann (Dwi Legowo), Steven Felix and mezysinc for the copies. Translate !
Permission to use:
SHORTCUT: To create a shortcut in the launcher.
-Nothing else- (they are not necessary)
~ 100 KB (0.1MB)