This guide shows how to send a non templated WhatsApp text messages to any destination WhatsApp numbers.
You can start sending non templated WhatsApp text message messages using our APIs. Follow the instructions below.
To get started, you need a Plivo account — sign up with your work email address if you don’t have one already. If this is your first time using Plivo APIs, follow our instructions to set up a Python development environment.
Non templated WhatsApp messages can be sent as a reply to a user-initiated conversation (Service conversation) or if there is an existing ongoing conversation (created previously by sending a templated WhatsApp message).
Create a file called
send_whatsapp.py and paste into it this code.
import plivo client = plivo.RestClient('<auth_id>','<auth_token>') response = client.messages.create( src="+14151112221", dst="+14151112222", type_="whatsapp", text="Hello, from Python!" ) print(response) #prints only the message_uuid print(response.message_uuid)
Replace the auth placeholders with your authentication credentials from the Plivo console. Replace the phone number placeholders with actual phone numbers in E.164 format (for example, +12025551234). src would be your phone number registered against your WhatsApp business account. dst would be the destination WhatsApp number that would receive the message.
Text is passed using thetext parameter. For details about this param, refer to our documentation.
Save the file and run it.
$ python send_whatsapp.py