I know you have wondered at some point how to generate a personal WhatsApp link for your WhatsApp number. There are several reasons people would want to generate a WhatsApp link, some of which include;
- Lead generation from social media pages
- Direct conversations from contact buttons on a website
Whatever your reason might be, WhatsApp a while ago gave us a solution. Here’s a simple article about the WhatsApp Click to Chat feature
WhatsApp’s Click to Chat feature allows you to begin a chat with someone without having his or her phone number saved in your phone’s address book. Consequently, as long as you know this person’s phone number, you can create a link that will allow you to start a chat with them. By clicking the link, a chat with the person automatically opens. Click to Chat works on both your phone and WhatsApp Web.
To create your own link, use https://wa.me/2347062030699. Replace the number 234702030699 with your own number. Also, make sure the number is a full phone number in international format i.e. 2347062030699 Omit any zeroes, brackets or dashes when adding the phone number in international format. Please keep in mind that this phone number must have an active account on WhatsApp.
Don’t use: https://wa.me/+234-706(203)0699
To create your own link with a pre-filled message that will automatically appear in the text field of a chat, use https://wa.me/whatsappphonenumber/?text=urlencodedtext where whatsappphonenumber is a full phone number in international format and URL-encodedtext is the URL-encoded pre-filled message.
To create a link with just a pre-filled message, use https://wa.me/?text=urlencodedtext
After clicking on the link, you will be shown a list of contacts you can send your message to.