How do you create a WhatsApp link?. Here in the post, I am going to teach you how to create a link that will automatically start a chat when someone clicks on your link. You can create a link anywhere on your Facebook page, Instagram page, website, email, or app which will open a new WhatsApp chat to a specific number.
When a user clicks on your link, the link will open a chat with the number you specified and can include a default message as well. The user doesn’t have to save your contact on their contact list. They just click the link and start chatting with you automatically.
Purpose of creating a WhatsApp link
It allows your clients and customers to start a chat without saving your contact just by clicking the link you are going to create here. Everyone is free to create a WhatsApp link as long as you are using WhatsApp.
Also Read: The Habits Of The Rich And The Poor
To create a WhatsApp link, you need a specific URL.
Here is the URL you will need.
The URL starts with:https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone= followed by your phone number in international format.
Make sure that you don’t include any other characters in the phone number, only numeric/integer values.
Here is an example to create a WhatsApp link for myself
My Phone Number: 813418 7618
My Country Code: +234
You can copy this and edit my number
Adding A Default Message
You can specify a default message that should initially be sent by the person clicking the link to start the chat.
To do that, add text= to the URL with a urlencoded value. Shortcode
Here is an example:
To encode a string of text, go to urlencoder.org for free encoding and decoding.
If you like this article please support me by dropping a comment below and sharing this post… Thank You!!!.