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WhatsApp URL scheme

WhatsApp URL scheme

Cannot get the whatsapp url program to work. Something as simple as that

whatsapp://send?text={{Hello World!}} 

sends me to the last chat window where I can select a group / contact and I get a pre-populated chat window with text.

But the abidarious parameter never does anything to avoid contact selection.

I’m using Launch Center Pro and catching the deadline with the prompt described here: http://help.contrast.co/hc/en-us/articles/203351237-2-3-Release-Notes

Example url:


Can anyone confirm that this still actually works? Am I missing something?



Whatsaap has withdrawn support for the url program to submit text or open particular chat in the latest version. At first it was possible. The only thing you can do now is open the app / navigate to the contact page.

try using the phone number instead in the international format abid = + XX123456789.

See this answer in stackoverflow