How to create links or direct links for your WhatsApp (wa.me)
In WhatsApp, you can create links that, when another person enters them, They will directly enter your in-app chat. mentioned messages.
In this article we will explain how to create these types of links so you can share it with friends, clients and others so they can contact you.
How to create links manually
To create links to start conversations on WhatsApp manually, just follow the instructions we show you below:
Create a link with your number
If you want to create a link so that other people can start a direct chat with you, use the following template: https://wa.me/number>. In this link you must enter your phone number with the appropriate international prefix and without hyphens, brackets or signs.
For example: https://wa.me/5612345678.
Create a link with a message
In addition to creating a link for others to chat with you, you can also display a default message when accessing chat, which can be sent if the user so chooses. To do this, simply use the following template: https://wa.me/numerodetelefonodewhatsapp?text=urlencodedtext.
IN "whatsapp phone number» You must enter your mobile phone number with an international prefix. In addition, the message text must be in the format "urlencodedtext" Please note that spaces must be replaced with %twenty.
For example: https://wa.me/5612345678?text=What %20price%20 does %20that%20product have?
Create a shared link with your message
In addition to the previous options, you can create a generic message link that can be sent to any contact in your directory. To do this, simply fill out the following template https://wa.me/?text=urldelmensaje.
Here you must enter the message you are interested in in the format “Post URL" This way, when you click on the link, WhatsApp will show you a list of contacts and you can select the recipient(s).
Best Online Tools to Create WhatsApp Links
If you want to quickly and easily create your links without complicating your life, you can use some of the dozens online tools that allow you to create links simply by filling out the template. The best of them are the following:
All of these tools work the same, so after accessing them The platform will ask you to enter the number you want to use. for your link. Also, if you want add default message, you will see an empty field that you can fill in. Once you've done this, click "Create" or "Create" and you'll have a link ready to use.
How to shorten WhatsApp links
If you have already created a WhatsApp link and it turns out to be too long, you will probably feel that it looks very ugly, especially when the text message containing our link is very long. To shorten WhatsApp links using Bitly, you need to follow these steps:
- In your web browser, enter Bitly from this link: https://bitly.com
- Paste the WhatsApp link into the text line.
- Once this is done, click Reduce and you will automatically receive a shortened link.
- press the button Copy located next to our new link.
Once this is done, we will have a Bitly shortened link that we can use to redirect users to our WhatsApp link.
As you have seen, there are different ways to create links leading to your WhatsApp chat, you just need to choose the one that best suits your needs and start using it.