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GetContacts Test#

The method is aimed for getting a list of the current account contacts.

Updating information about contacts can take up to 5 minutes.

If an empty data array is received - repeat the method call.

Request#

To get contacts, you have to execute a request at:

GET {{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/getContacts/{{apiTokenInstance}}

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

Response#

Response parameters#

Parameter Type Description
id string User or group chat Id
name string Contact name. Possible variants:
1) If there is incoming correspondence/reactions from the account, then we get the name from the WhatsApp profile
2) If there is no incoming correspondence/reactions from the account, then we get an empty line
contactName string Contact name from the phone book
type string Contact type. Possible variants:
user - contact belongs to a user
group - contact is a group chat

Response body example#

[
    {
        "id": "11001234567@c.us",
        "name": "Ivan Petrov",
        "contactName": "Ivan Petorov Work",
        "type": "user"
    },
    {
        "id": "79001234568@c.us",
        "name": "Lyusya Sidorova",
        "contactName": "Liusya Sidorova Sewing Circle",
        "type": "user"
    },
    {
        "id": "79001234569-1479621234@g.us",
        "name": "My group",  
        "type": "group"
    }
]

GetContacts errors#

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

HTTP code Error description Possible solutions
200 The getContacts method returns an empty array [] 1. Rescan the QR code.
2. Contact technical support.

Request examples#

import requests

url = "{{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/getContacts/{{apiTokenInstance}}"

payload = {}
headers= {}

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

print(response.text.encode('utf8'))
curl --location '{{APIUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/getContacts/{{apiTokenInstance}}'
var restTemplate = new RestTemplate();
var requestUrl = new StringBuilder();
requestUrl
    .append({{apiUrl}})
    .append("/waInstance").append({{idInstance}})
    .append("/getContacts/")
    .append({{apiTokenInstance}});

var response = restTemplate.exchange(requestUrl.toString(), HttpMethod.GET, null, String.class);
System.out.println(response);
var requestUrl = new StringBuilder();
requestUrl
    .append({{apiUrl}})
    .append("/waInstance").append({{idInstance}})
    .append("/getContacts/")
    .append({{apiTokenInstance}});

var response = Unirest.get(requestUrl.toString())
    .header("Content-Type", "application/json")
    .asString();

System.out.println(response);
Sub GetContacts()
    Dim url As String
    Dim http As Object
    Dim response As String

    ' The apiUrl, idInstance and apiTokenInstance values are available in console, double brackets must be removed
    url = "{{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/GetContacts/{{apiTokenInstance}}"

    Set http = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")

    http.Open "GET", url, False
    http.Send

    response = http.responseText

    Debug.Print response

    ' Outputting the answer to the desired cell
    Range("A1").Value = response

    Set http = Nothing
End Sub