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I am looking for a way to receive WhatsApp messages on an Arduino or Raspberry Pi which also should allow me to detect the sender's number and message. Several companies in Germany advertise with a WhatsApp Newsletter service people can log in to.

How do they do this?

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There is a python WhatsApp library called yowsup that should let your RaspberryPi act as a client for a WhatsApp account. See here for a comprehensive walk-through of doing so.

This library will definitely allow you to receive messages, with originator details, on your device.

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