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Sending message through WhatsApp

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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Since I found some older posts, that tell that whatsapp doesn’t support this, I was wondering if something had changed and if there is a way to open a whatsapp ‘chat’ with a number that I’m sending through an intent?

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Here is the solution

public void onClickWhatsApp(View view) {

    PackageManager pm=getPackageManager();
    try {

        Intent waIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
        waIntent.setType("text/plain");
        String text = "YOUR TEXT HERE";

        PackageInfo info=pm.getPackageInfo("com.whatsapp", PackageManager.GET_META_DATA);
        //Check if package exists or not. If not then code 
        //in catch block will be called
        waIntent.setPackage("com.whatsapp");

        waIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, text);
        startActivity(Intent.createChooser(waIntent, "Share with"));

   } catch (NameNotFoundException e) {
        Toast.makeText(this, "WhatsApp not Installed", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT)
                .show();
   }  

}

Also see http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/android/28000012

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With this code you can open the whatsapp chat with the given number.

void openWhatsappContact(String number) {
    Uri uri = Uri.parse("smsto:" + number);
    Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
    i.setPackage("com.whatsapp");  
    startActivity(Intent.createChooser(i, ""));
}

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I found the following solution, first you’ll need the whatsapp id:

Matching with reports from some other threads here and in other forums the login name I found was some sort of:
international area code without the 0’s or + in the beginning + phone number without the first 0 + @s.whatsapp.net

For example if you live in the Netherlands and having the phone number 0612325032 it would be [email protected] -> +31 for the Netherlands without the 0’s or + and the phone number without the 0.

public void sendWhatsAppMessageTo(String whatsappid) {

Cursor c = getSherlockActivity().getContentResolver().query(ContactsContract.Data.CONTENT_URI,
        new String[] { ContactsContract.Contacts.Data._ID }, ContactsContract.Data.DATA1 + "=?",
        new String[] { whatsappid }, null);
c.moveToFirst();

Intent whatsapp = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("content://com.android.contacts/data/" + c.getString(0)));
c.close();

 if (whatsapp != null) {

startActivity(whatsapp);      

} else {
        Toast.makeText(this, "WhatsApp not Installed", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT)
                .show();
//download for example after dialog
                Uri uri = Uri.parse("market://details?id=com.whatsapp");
                Intent goToMarket = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
    }

}

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This should work whether Whatsapp is installed or not.

boolean isWhatsappInstalled = whatsappInstalledOrNot("com.whatsapp");
        if (isWhatsappInstalled) {
            Uri uri = Uri.parse("smsto:" + "98*********7")
            Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
            sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Hai Good Morning");
            sendIntent.setType("text/plain");
            sendIntent.setPackage("com.whatsapp");
            startActivity(sendIntent);
        } else {
            Toast.makeText(this, "WhatsApp not Installed",
                    Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
            Uri uri = Uri.parse("market://details?id=com.whatsapp");
            Intent goToMarket = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
            startActivity(goToMarket);

        }

private boolean whatsappInstalledOrNot(String uri) {
    PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();
    boolean app_installed = false;
    try {
        pm.getPackageInfo(uri, PackageManager.GET_ACTIVITIES);
        app_installed = true;
    } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {
        app_installed = false;
    }
    return app_installed;
}

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Tested on Marshmallow S5 and it works!

    Uri uri = Uri.parse("smsto:" + "phone number with country code");
    Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
    sendIntent.setPackage("com.whatsapp");
    startActivity(sendIntent); 

This will open a direct chat with a person, if whatsup not installed this will throw exception, if phone number not known to whatsup they will offer to send invite via sms or simple sms message

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This works to me:

PackageManager pm = context.getPackageManager();
try {
    pm.getPackageInfo("com.whatsapp", PackageManager.GET_ACTIVITIES);
    Intent intent = new Intent();
            intent.setComponent(new ComponentName(packageName,
                    ri.activityInfo.name));
            intent.setType("text/plain");
            intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, element);

} catch (NameNotFoundException e) {
    ToastHelper.MakeShortText("Whatsapp have not been installed.");
}

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This works to me:

public static void shareWhatsApp(Activity appActivity, String texto) {

    Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);     
    sendIntent.setType("text/plain");
    sendIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, texto);

    PackageManager pm = appActivity.getApplicationContext().getPackageManager();
    final List<ResolveInfo> matches = pm.queryIntentActivities(sendIntent, 0);
    boolean temWhatsApp = false;
    for (final ResolveInfo info : matches) {
      if (info.activityInfo.packageName.startsWith("com.whatsapp"))  {
          final ComponentName name = new ComponentName(info.activityInfo.applicationInfo.packageName, info.activityInfo.name);
          sendIntent.addCategory(Intent.CATEGORY_LAUNCHER);
          sendIntent.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NO_HISTORY | Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
          sendIntent.setComponent(name);
          temWhatsApp = true;
          break;
      }
    }               

    if(temWhatsApp) {
        //abre whatsapp
        appActivity.startActivity(sendIntent);
    } else {
        //alerta - você deve ter o whatsapp instalado
        Toast.makeText(appActivity, appActivity.getString(R.string.share_whatsapp), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    }
}

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this is much lengthy but surly working.
enjoy your code:)

 //method used to show IMs
private void show_custom_chooser(String value) {
    List<ResolveInfo> list = null;
    final Intent email = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    email.setData(Uri.parse("sms:"));
    email.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "" + value);
    email.setType("text/plain"); // vnd.android-dir/mms-sms

    WindowManager.LayoutParams WMLP = dialogCustomChooser.getWindow()
            .getAttributes();
    WMLP.gravity = Gravity.CENTER;
    dialogCustomChooser.getWindow().setAttributes(WMLP);
    dialogCustomChooser.getWindow().setBackgroundDrawable(
            new ColorDrawable(android.graphics.Color.TRANSPARENT));
    dialogCustomChooser.setCanceledOnTouchOutside(true);
    dialogCustomChooser.setContentView(R.layout.about_dialog);
    dialogCustomChooser.setCancelable(true);
    ListView lvOfIms = (ListView) dialogCustomChooser
            .findViewById(R.id.listView1);
    PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();
    List<ResolveInfo> launchables = pm.queryIntentActivities(email, 0);
    // ////////////new
    list = new ArrayList<ResolveInfo>();
    for (int i = 0; i < launchables.size(); i++) {
        String string = launchables.get(i).toString();
        Log.d("heh", string);
//check only messangers
        if (string.contains("whatsapp")) {
            list.add(launchables.get(i));
        }
    }
    Collections.sort(list, new ResolveInfo.DisplayNameComparator(pm));
    int size = launchables.size();
    adapter = new AppAdapter(pm, list, MainActivity.this);
    lvOfIms.setAdapter(adapter);
    lvOfIms.setOnItemClickListener(new OnItemClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> arg0, View arg1,
                int position, long arg3) {
            ResolveInfo launchable = adapter.getItem(position);
            ActivityInfo activity = launchable.activityInfo;
            ComponentName name = new ComponentName(
                    activity.applicationInfo.packageName, activity.name);
            email.addCategory(Intent.CATEGORY_LAUNCHER);
            email.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK
                    | Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_RESET_TASK_IF_NEEDED);
            email.setComponent(name);
            startActivity(email);
            dialogCustomChooser.dismiss();
        }
    });
    dialogCustomChooser.show();

}

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The following code is used by Google Now App and will NOT work for any other application.

I’m writing this post because it makes me angry, that WhatsApp does not allow any other developers to send messages directly except for Google.

And I want other freelance-developers to know, that this kind of cooperation is going on, while Google keeps talking about “open for anybody” and WhatsApp says they don’t want to provide any access to developers.

Recently WhatsApp has added an Intent specially for Google Now, which should look like following:

Intent intent = new Intent("com.google.android.voicesearch.SEND_MESSAGE_TO_CONTACTS");
intent.setPackage("com.whatsapp");
intent.setComponent(new ComponentName("com.whatsapp", "com.whatsapp.VoiceMessagingActivity"));

intent.putExtra("com.google.android.voicesearch.extra.RECIPIENT_CONTACT_CHAT_ID", number);
intent.putExtra("android.intent.extra.TEXT", text);
intent.putExtra("search_action_token", ?????);

I could also find out that “search_action_token” is a PendingIntent
that contains an IBinder-Object, which is sent back to Google App and checked, if it was created by Google Now.

Otherwise WhatsApp will not accept the message.

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I’m really late here but I believe that nowadays we have shorter and better solutions to send messages through WhatsApp.

You can use the following to call the system picker, then choose which app you will use to share whatever you want.

Intent sendIntent = new Intent();
sendIntent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "This is my text to send.");
sendIntent.setType("text/plain");
startActivity(sendIntent);

If you are really need to send through WhatsApp all you need to do is the following (You will skip the system picker)

 Intent sendIntent = new Intent();
    sendIntent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "This is my text to send.");
    sendIntent.setType("text/plain");
    // Put this line here
    sendIntent.setPackage("com.whatsapp");
    //
    startActivity(sendIntent);

If you need more information you can find it here: WhatsApp FAQ

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Check this answer, and try it, this answer launch WhatsApp via Intent.ACTION_VIEW

startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,
                        Uri.parse(
                                "https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=+628119xxx&text=I'm%20interested%20in%20your%20car%20for%20sale"
                        )));

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Check this code,

    public void share(String subject,String text) {
     final Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);

String score=1000;
     intent.setType("text/plain");
     intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, score);
     intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, text);

     startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, getString(R.string.share)));
}