Whatsapp - Create URL links
It is common knowledge that since Facebook's annexation of WhatsApp (which later removed its $1 fee) is the king of today's instant messaging applications with more than 1 billion users worldwide. Its presence has changed the way we send messages as well as being able to shift its competitor, BBM, which was very popular in the past.
What is Click to Chat ?
Click to Chat, as the name implies, is a WhatsApp feature that allows us to chat on WhatsApp without having to first save someone's number on our cellphone as usual. Just by clicking on the link, a person will be directed directly to the WhatsApp application on the cellphone or the WhatsApp web version, depending on where he clicks from.
What is the use of WhatsApp Click to Chat?
Those of you who serve consumers through WhatsApp because consumers only need to do 1 click before they can contact you, without having to copy-paste the number or record-record-save the number first.
With pre-filled text, you can also make consumers not have to bother typing messages and be more to the point without much ado.
For target mobile users, which is a necessity nowadays, Click to Chat links placed on websites, social media (including Facebook status) are guaranteed to be able to facilitate consumers and increase leads.
Create a Regular WhatsApp Link
To create a link to WhatsApp chat, it's easy, you just enter the phone number on the WhatsApp shortlink.
For its implementation, you can use it on Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, Websites, online stores and so on according to your needs.
What you need to note is that the phone number must use an international code, for Indonesia use the code 62 instead of the 0 at the beginning of the phone number.
Don't use spaces or dashes for writing phone numbers, because these will not be read by the WhatsApp api server.
For example, the WhatsApp number you have is 08123123123, then all you have to do is change it to 628123123123. So to create a WA link, the method is as follows:
You just need to change the api.whatsapp and wa.me mobile numbers with the WhatsApp number you have.
To add text automatically you just add the following formula:
Spaces and line breaks
In this pre built text you can also add text that has spaces and also change lines / enter. The trick is to add the following code:
%20. (Percent Two Zero). Use this code to put spaces in your text
%0A. (Zero Percent A). Use this code if you want line break/enter in your text
To see the difference, please click on the link below:
Space : https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=6281933357030&text=I interested to subscribe
Enter : https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=6281933357030&text=I%0interest to subscribe
if it's to hard just go here https://www.urlencoder.org/ add your text then it will encode the text as url format.
Shorten WhatsApp Links with Bitly
Second, how to make bit.ly WhatsApp links need to use a link shortener.
Shortener is a feature that allows you to shorten URL links so that they are easier to remember.
There are many different types of URL shorteners out there, but most are currently using Bitly. To create a shortlink using Bitly, it's easy, please follow the steps below:
go to https://bitly.com/ register for the free plan or pay if you are planing to shorten more than 50 links per month, then add this "https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=628123123123", click Shorten.
For shortener results will be displayed at the bottom of the column, you just copy it.
To get a custom link shortener from Bitly, you can register first.
After that, just search roughly using the WhatsApp CTA what you want to enter, but first make sure that no one has used the word.