How to Create a WhatsApp Link to Start a Chat for your business

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How to create a whatsapp link

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.

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To create a WhatsApp link, you need a specific URL.

Here is the URL you will need.

The URL starts with: 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 for free encoding and decoding.

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