android – Start WhatsApp from URL HREF with custom text/content-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

As you know using the whatsapp url scheme on iphone i can create the following link:


this is possible due to the url scheme support on ios.

im try to create the similar effect for android devices. (but no threw android app, just a normal html page).

to my understanding it should be something like:



     action=android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND; end"



as you can see im really groping in the dark.
all the answers i’ve found on stackoverflow are talking about how to generate the intent threw the android app.

BUT thats not my case, i want to generate an href on a PHP/ASP server for an html page.


How to solve:

whatsapp now officially support url scheme over Android(Yey)!

<a href="whatsapp://send?text=Hello%20World!">Hello, world!</a>

for more details visit


Was working on the same Problem and found the solution:


With a telephonenumber(+49 123 456 78)



I think the answer you where looking for is this:

<a href="whatsapp://send?text=my message&phone=+XXXXXXXXXXX&abid=+XXXXXXXXXXX">Whatsapp me please</a>

This code works both in Android and iOS thanks to the parameters “phone” and “abid” respectively.

Sorry for the late response, hope it helps somebody anyway.


Whatsapp url scheme working only saved ids or numbers for jump message send screen. Android working with message activity for new phone numbers.

This script Looking phone os and create link for phone os.

        $(document).ready(function () {

              if (matchMedia) {
                  var mq = window.matchMedia("(max-width: 991px)");

              function WidthChange(mq) {
                  var isMobile = {
                      Android: function () {
                          return navigator.userAgent.match(/Android/i);
                      BlackBerry: function () {
                          return navigator.userAgent.match(/BlackBerry/i);
                      iOS: function () {
                          return navigator.userAgent.match(/iPhone|iPad|iPod/i);
                      Opera: function () {
                          return navigator.userAgent.match(/Opera Mini/i);
                      Windows: function () {
                          return navigator.userAgent.match(/IEMobile/i);
                      any: function () {
                          return (isMobile.Android() || isMobile.BlackBerry() || isMobile.iOS() || isMobile.Opera() || isMobile.Windows());

                  if (mq.matches) {
                      if (isMobile.Android()) {
                          $("a").attr("href", "intent://send/+905055555#Intent;scheme=smsto;package=com.whatsapp;action=android.intent.action.SENDTO;end");
                      } else {
                          $("a").attr("href", "tel:+905555555555");





This will not work with iPhones.


You can actually just easily create your own link and it will automatically handle it.

Immediately, you can create a chat with the number without adding them in your contact book.

Here is if you just want to create a chat. 15551234567 is your phone number with your country code as prefix, don’t include the + sign.

Here is if you want to include a pre-filled text message. There. General Kenobi!

For more information, check out WhatsApp own documentation.


I used this href="intent://send/4912345678#Intent;scheme=smsto;package=com.whatsapp;action=android.intent.action.SENDTO;end

but in this code cant include the text

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