Send File Message

In this page we show you how to send a message containing a pdf file.

A file-type conversation refers to a message that includes a file attachment.

In this table below you'll see the Arguments for this request.


mediaURL *required

Provides the URL where the file content is hosted or located

type *required

To specify the media type that will be used.

altText (optional)

A description of the image that's optional, provided mainly for accessibility reasons. By default, it'll be saved using the image file's name.

Here's how to create a request for sending a file message to a WhatsApp user using the provided API endpoint.

    "type": "file",
    "mediaUrl": "",
    "altText": "Here is a pdf attached"

The provided YAML configuration below defines an API specification using the OpenAPI (formerly known as Swagger) format.

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