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How to send imagefile from Airtable to WhatsApp using Airtable API

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RSk
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi, I’m writing a program that sends Airtable content to WhatsApp in Node.js. I’m facing a problem while sending the image file, I can only find a way that sends the image URL and not the image itself. How can I convert the URL to the image file?

Code for sending the image URL.

const img = record.get('Image');
imgurl = img[0].url
console.log(imgurl)

Help is appreciated, Thank you!

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Axel_Meta
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi, in case you still need help with it, there's an easier way to send Airtable images to WhatsApp using Zapier/Make and a WhatsApp bot called WhatsAble. 

You connect an Airtable trigger to zap/make and there's a field to add an attachment which can be anything from documents, videos, or images. It then gets sent to your designated WhatsApp number without needing to set up WhatsApp business cloud

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