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The method checks WhatsApp account availability on a phone number.


To check WhatsApp account availability, you have to execute request at:


For idInstance and apiTokenInstance request parameters, refer to Before you start section.

Request parameters#

Parameter Type Mandatory Description
phoneNumber integer Yes Recipient's phone number in international format: 11 or 12 digits; Example: 11001234567 or 380123456789

Request body example#

    "phoneNumber": 11001234567


Response parameters#

Parameter Type Description
existsWhatsapp boolean Flag of WhatsApp availability on a phone number

Response body example#

    "existsWhatsapp": true

CheckWhatsapp errors#

For a list of errors common to all methods, refer to Common errors section

HTTP code Error Id Description
400 bad phone number, valid 11 or 12 digits Invalid phone number format, must be 11 or 12 digits
400 check phone number timeout limit exceeded The timeout for a response to check a phone number has been exceeded

Python request example#

import requests
import json

url = "{{idInstance}}/checkWhatsapp/{{apiTokenInstance}}"

payload = json.dumps({ "phoneNumber": 79876716790 })
headers = {
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'

response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, data = payload)