Send a message directly

Sends an outbound WhatsApp message directly.

The message is submitted to the WhatsApp Business API synchronously. Typically used for sending OTP and instant messages.

The response body field error.whatsappApiError is included if we tried to request the WhatsApp Business API and got an error response.

The WhatsApp Business API supports up to 80 MPS (Messages Per Second) per business phone number by default. Throughput is inclusive of inbound and outbound messages and all message types.


For more specific request examples, see WhatsApp Messaging Examples.


Configure Webhooks to keep track of message status updates. See also WhatsApp Message Updated Webhook Examples


See WhatsApp Errors for error handling.

Click Try It! to start a request and see the response here!