WhatsApp is completely contact-based: it’s possible to chat with people you don’t have in your contacts using a website or special apps, but it’s not a very comfortable system. If you need to talk frequently with someone you don’t have in your contacts, with this app you can create a handy shortcut.

With WhatsApp, you can create shortcuts for chatting with your contacts, but if you want to create a shortcut for someone who is not your contacts, you will need help. You can do this either with a free app like Click to Chat, or from WhatsApp itself, after starting the chat.

Direct access to a contactless chat with an application

For some reason, you need to talk to someone on WhatsApp, but you can’t or don’t want to add their data to your phone contacts. One way to keep the chat handy is to use a specialized app like Click to Chat. This app allows you to create direct access to a WhatsApp chat with someone you don’t have in your contacts.

It’s a very simple app that doesn’t have ads and doesn’t even take up the entire screen: when you open it, it appears as a floating window. You must enter the phone number there, in addition to the international prefix, then display the options using the down arrow. Then choose Direct Access, then it will be time for the mobile launcher to let you easily add direct access anywhere.

The shortcut includes the app icon and phone number, although if you are using a launcher like Nova Launcher, you can change the name and its icon with a long press and tapping on the pencil icon.

When you open this shortcut, a WhatsApp chat with the phone number is opened, although it is not saved in your contacts, the chat will appear without the name. Whether you can see the profile picture, last login time, and information will depend on the other person’s privacy options and whether they have you in their Contacts.

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If you do not want to install any special application for this, you can do the same from WhatsApp, but on one condition: that there is already a chat open. The chat does not need to have content: that is, it can be empty after opening it with the Click to chat app we talked about previously, or with the old trick of ‘use the https://api.whatsapp.com/ send website? phone = …

With the chat open, use the WhatsApp menu, tap More and select Create shortcut. It will then be your mobile launcher’s turn to process the request and show you how you can add the shortcut to the home screen.

If you already have an open chat with this person who is not in Contacts, you can create a shortcut from WhatsApp, which in this case displays the profile picture (on the right)

This method will create a shortcut that will display the contact’s profile picture, although the name is still the phone number. The advantage of using this method is that you don’t need to maintain an additional app to perform this simple task.