How to Send a Message by WhatsApp API using PHP easily

Introduction

In this tutorial, we will create a page to send message via WhatsAppAPI using PHP

Installation

Just download ultramsg.class.php or use Composer:

composer require ultramsg/whatsapp-php-sdk

Authentication

Sign up and Go to your instance dashboard and copy your Instance ID and Token which will be used for authenticating.

Example usage for WhatsApp API using PHP :

Send your first WhatsApp message

require_once ('vendor/autoload.php'); // if you use Composer
//require_once('ultramsg.class.php'); // if you download ultramsg.class.php
	
$token="tof7lsdJasdloaa57e"; // Ultramsg.com token
$instance_id="instance1150"; // Ultramsg.com instance id
$client = new UltraMsg\WhatsAppApi($token,$instance_id);
	
$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$body="Hello world"; 
$api=$client->sendChatMessage($to,$body);
print_r($api);
  • $to : The recipient’s WhatsApp number with international format e.g. +14155552671 or chatID for contact or group e.g [email protected] or [email protected]
  • $body : Message text.

Note: You can see here how to send WhatsApp messages to a group.

Send Image

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$caption="image Caption"; 
$image="https://file-example.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/images/test.jpg"; 
$api=$client->sendImageMessage($to,$caption,$image);
print_r($api);

Send Document

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$filename="image Caption"; 
$document="https://file-example.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/documents/cv.pdf"; 
$api=$client->sendDocumentMessage($to,$filename,$document);
print_r($api);

Send Audio

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$audio="https://file-example.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/audio/2.mp3"; 
$api=$client->sendAudioMessage($to,$audio);
print_r($api);

Send Voice

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$audio="https://file-example.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/voice/oog_example.ogg"; 
$api=$client->sendVoiceMessage($to,$audio);
print_r($api);

Send Video

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$video="https://file-example.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/video/test.mp4"; 
$api=$client->sendVideoMessage($to,$video);
print_r($api);
$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$link="https://ultramsg.com"; $api=$client->sendLinkMessage($to,$link);
print_r($api);

Send Contact

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$contact="[email protected]"; 
$api=$client->sendContactMessage($to,$contact);
print_r($api);

Send Location

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$address="ABC company \n Sixth floor , office 38"; 
$lat="25.197197"; 
$lng="55.2721877"; 
$api=$client->sendLocationMessage($to,$address,$lat,$lng);
print_r($api);

Send Vcard

$to="put_your_mobile_number_here"; 
$vcard="BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
N:lastname;firstname
FN:firstname lastname
TEL;TYPE=CELL;waid=14000000001:14000000002
NICKNAME:nickname
BDAY:01.01.1987
X-GENDER:M
NOTE:note
ADR;TYPE=home
ADR;TYPE=work
END:VCARD";
$vcard = preg_replace("/[\n\r]/", "\n", $vcard);
$api=$client->sendVcardMessage($to,$vcard);
print_r($api)

You can see the previous steps in this video, and you can see Full Whatsapp API Documentation.

Are you using Ultramsg WhatsApp API PHP SDK?