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Author Topic: Whatsapp functionality from PC  (Read 1925 times)

kalos

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Whatsapp functionality from PC
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:06 PM »
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

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Re: Whatsapp functionality from PC
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 01:10 PM »
Is there any solution?

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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Re: Whatsapp functionality from PC
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 01:11 PM »
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.

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Re: Whatsapp functionality from PC
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 04:13 PM »
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/
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 04:20 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Whatsapp functionality from PC
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 04:21 PM »
Or a simple IRC client/server application. Nothing more is WhatsApp in fact.