npm Depfu WhatsApp_Web 2.2126.14 Discord Chat


A WhatsApp API client that connects through the WhatsApp Web browser app

It uses Puppeteer to run a real instance of Whatsapp Web to avoid getting blocked.

NOTE: I can't guarantee you will not be blocked by using this method, although it has worked for me. WhatsApp does not allow bots or unofficial clients on their platform, so this shouldn't be considered totally safe.


The module is now available on npm! npm i whatsapp-web.js

Please note that Node v12+ is required.

Example usage

const { Client } = require('whatsapp-web.js');

const client = new Client();

client.on('qr', (qr) => {
    // Generate and scan this code with your phone
    console.log('QR RECEIVED', qr);

client.on('ready', () => {
    console.log('Client is ready!');

client.on('message', msg => {
    if (msg.body == '!ping') {


Take a look at example.js for another example with more use cases.

Remote Access

You could also connect to any previously existing browser instance:

const client = new Client({ 
    puppeteer: {
        browserWSEndpoint: `ws://localhost:3000`


  1. Installing a browser using browserless:
docker run \
  --rm \
  -p 3000:3000 \


Remote Debugging

  1. Running a browser with websocket remote debugging enabled:

chrome.exe --remote-debugging-port=9222

After that check the following webpage and check and get the webSocketDebuggerUrl

Supported features

Feature Status
Send messages
Receive messages
Send media (images/audio/documents)
Send media (video) (requires google chrome)
Send stickers
Receive media (images/audio/video/documents)
Send contact cards
Send location
Receive location
Message replies
Join groups by invite
Get invite for group
Modify group info (subject, description)
Modify group settings (send messages, edit info)
Add group participants
Kick group participants
Promote/demote group participants
Mention users
Mute/unmute chats
Block/unblock contacts
Get contact info
Get profile pictures
Set user status message

Something missing? Make an issue and let us know!



Pull requests are welcome! If you see something you'd like to add, please do. For drastic changes, please open an issue first.


You can support the maintainer of this project through the link below

Support via PayPal


This project is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with WhatsApp or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official WhatsApp website can be found at "WhatsApp" as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of their respective owners.


Copyright 2019 Pedro S Lopez

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this project except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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