iOS Question Share Simple Text With Whatsapp

Discussion in 'iOS Questions' started by tufanv, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. tufanv

    tufanv Expert Licensed User


    I have searched the forum a bit but couldn't find an appropriate answer. I want to share a simple text with whatsapp. I think openapp is no longer possible after ios 9. Is there any code snippet that works currently wo share a text with whatsapp?

    (there is a method here but I just want to make user use whatsapp so not able to use this :

  2. tufanv

    tufanv Expert Licensed User

    I found the solution:

    add this:
    #QueriesSchemes: whatsapp

    Dim txt As String = "Hello%2C%20World!"
    Dim url As String = "whatsapp://send?text=" & txt
    If App.CanOpenUrl(url) Then App.OpenUrl(url)
    my only question is , if whatsapp is not present in the phone , will the app crash or do nothing ?_
  3. Filippo

    Filippo Expert Licensed User

    Probably only the message "whatsapp is not installed".
    I also get the message when sending e-mail because I did not configure an e-mail.
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    App.CanOpenUrl will return False if whatsapp is not installed.

    Not true. The only change is that you need to declare the scheme with #QueriesSchemes.
    tufanv likes this.
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