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kalos:
Hello!

I want to send text messages to numbers from my PC via Whatsapp.

The problem is that you need to create a contact first in your phone to be able to send a whatsapp message.

I want to ideally paste the number, type the message and click send. I am sending several messages as I am doing room hunting at the moment. Sending text messages is not as reliable and I want to be able to see when the recipient views the message etc.

Is there any solution?

Stephen66515:
Is there any solution?
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You answered your own question:

you need to create a contact first in your phone to be able to send a whatsapp message.
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KodeZwerg:
From within WhatsApp, you should read their Api to understand how it works and read their TOS.
In short, what you want is not able to realize.

4wd:
Doesn't the other end also have to have WhatsApp?

ie. WhatsApp can't send real SMS, it can only send messages to other WhatsApp users, (same as Viber which I use).

As for whether you're able to see whether the other end has received/read an SMS, that's a function of your mobile provider and your SMS app.

AFAIK, there's no app that can send a real SMS and also indicate whether a recipient has read it _unless_ both sender and recipient have read receipts enabled.

Signal can send/receive SMS but it still needs read receipts to be enabled to indicate when one is read.

An alternative:
http://m.airdroid.com/

KodeZwerg:
Or a simple IRC client/server application. Nothing more is WhatsApp in fact.

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