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How to annoy your friends on WhatsApp?

Ajay Galagali
I Code. I Play. I Design.
・3 min read

There are various ways to annoy your friends but being a programmer(); I should do it with my weapon known as CODE. 👨‍💻

Let's dive into it. 😁

We will be using python as a programming language and selenium to automate messaging.

Step 1: Download Chromedriver

Use this link to download ChromeDriver and extract the zip file.

Note: Download according to the version of Chrome installed on your system.

Step 2: Install Selenium Package

We need to install the selenium python package.

Open the terminal and run the command pip install selenium.

Learn more about Selenium here

Step 3: Programming

Time to code (); 😉


from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
from selenium.webdriver.support.wait import WebDriverWait

# About Selenium - https://www.selenium.dev/

# Getting Chrome Driver
driver = webdriver.Chrome(r"D:\Softwares\chromedriver_win32\chromedriver.exe") #put path of chromedriver.exe
driver.get('https://web.whatsapp.com/')

# Number of messages you want to spam
MESSAGE_COUNT = 10

# Sends Message
def sendMessage(msg):
    # Entering message in chat box
    WebDriverWait(driver, 100).until(
        EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="main"]/footer/div[1]/div[2]/div/div[2]'))).send_keys(msg)

    # Clicking SEND button
    WebDriverWait(driver, 100).until(
        EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="main"]/footer/div[1]/div[2]/div/div[2]'))).send_keys(
        Keys.RETURN)

flag = True

while flag:
    name = input("Enter Contact Name (Type \'exit\' to end the program) :") #type exit to end program

    if name == "exit":
        flag = False
    else:
        # How to get XPath of HTML element? -
        # Learn at https://ajaygalagali.hashnode.dev/how-to-get-xpath-of-html-element

        # To know more about XPATH visit - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/XPath

        # Clicking on Search
        WebDriverWait(driver, 100).until(
            EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="side"]/div[1]/div/label/div/div[2]'))).click()

        # Entering contact name
        WebDriverWait(driver, 100).until(
            EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="side"]/div[1]/div/label/div/div[2]'))).send_keys(name)

        # Opening chat of contact
        WebDriverWait(driver, 100).until(
            EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="side"]/div[1]/div/label/div/div[2]'))).send_keys(
            Keys.RETURN)

        # Spamming messages
        for i in range(MESSAGE_COUNT):
            sendMessage(i)

        sendMessage("These messages are sent by Python Program!")
        sendMessage("Learn here: https://ajaygalagali.hashnode.dev/")

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See to it that package is imported successfully.

Step 4: Sending messages

  • Run the program
  • WhatsApp Web will be opened in the new Chrome Browser window.
  • Scan the QR code by your smartphone WhatsApp app to log into your account.

WhatsApp Web QR Code

  • Enter the contact name you want to send messages to

Enter the contact name you want to send messages to

  • Selenium will search the contact, types the messages, and sends them automatically.

Output of the program

  • Here, I sent 11 messages for demo purposes. You can send 1000s of messages too.

  • You can change the variable MESSAGE_COUNT in the program to any number, that number of messages will be spammed to your friend.

👨‍⚖️ Conclusion

Are they gonna get annoyed by just 11 messages? No way!

Listen to my story! I programmed to send 10k messages to my close friend's group. Around 50 messages were sent into the group and admin kicked me out of the group 😂. Admin with a brain! 👏.
Well, title should be How to get kicked out of WhatsApp group without being mean? 😁

removed from group

lol xD


🤝 Thank You

Keep annoying friends 😉

⚠ Check out original blog here

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