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Saurabh Kumar
Saurabh Kumar

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WhatsApp Automation using Python and Selenium

In this tutorial, I have used Python3 and Selenium. I am assuming that you know the basics of Python.

If you don't have Python installed, you can download it from https://www.python.org/ and follow the install instruction.

After Python installed, we will need to install Selenium Automation Framework. We will be using pip to install Selenium.

python3 -m pip install Selenium
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Next, we will need to install ChromeDriver. You can download it from https://chromedriver.chromium.org/downloads. After downloading, unzip it and move it to some sensible location.

Automate WhatsApp

import os
from typing import KeysView
from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common import keys
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

os.environ['PATH'] += r"C:\Users\saura\Desktop" #replace it with path that contains chromedriver
driver = webdriver.Chrome()

driver.get("https://web.whatsapp.com/")

driver.implicitly_wait(5)
try:
    destination = driver.find_element(By.XPATH, "//span[.='Friend']")#replace Friend with your WhatsApp contact
    destination.click()
except:
    destination = driver.find_element(By.XPATH, "//span[.='Friend']")#replace Friend with your whatsApp contact.
    destination.click()


msg_area = driver.find_element(By.CSS_SELECTOR, "[title*='Type a message']")
for i in range(20):    #Number of time message will be sent.
    msg_area.send_keys("Hi")     #Replace "Hi" with whatever message you want to send.
    msg_area.send_keys(Keys.RETURN)

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Copy the code and paste it in your Python file with (.py) extension. Replace drivers path and WhatsApp contact in code. And then run it. It will show a WhatsApp web interface. Scan the QR code. And you are done.

Now you can change the code, according to your various requirements.

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