What is a WhatsApp link?
WhatsApp has a feature that allows people to create links, so any user can click and start a conversation (chat) directly with the person who created the link. This functionality is called "click to chat" and as you don’t have to save anyone’s phone number to message them, it simplifies interaction.
Even so, creating WhatsApp links is not user friendly and occasionally takes more time than expected. That’s where WA.link comes in, we provide a tool which you can use to generate shortened WhatsApp links, and it’s free!
How to create your WhatsApp link
- 1Type your WhatsApp phone number
Type the phone number which you want to be contacted. Remember to check your country code.
- 2Add a custom message for users to send to you
- 3Click on “generate link”, copy it and use it anywhere you want!
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions:
- How much does WA.link charge for linksLinks generated on WA.link are completely free. Later this year we’ll launch a premium version with a lot more features, click here if you want to know more and get your own premium link.
- What is the custom message?It’s a default message that appears on the user’s text input field once they click on your link and open the chat. This way it’s easier to start a conversation and you will know exactly where the user came from.
- Why is there a website asking if I want to send a message?Sometimes, especially on desktop or laptop, when a user clicks a WhatsApp link the browser will open a new tab where the person is asked if they want to send a message to ###-###-### WhatsApp number. This is the way WhatsApp keeps the links safe for users, so if this is happening on your links you can rest assure it is working perfectly.
- How long will my link last?Currently free generated links do not expire so you can use them for as long as you want. As soon as WA.link’s premium version is available this will likely change. Later this year we’ll provide a premium version with a lot more features, click here to know more.
- How can I create a link with custom URL?Free generated links URLs are assigned randomly using numbers and letters. If you’d like to create a link with custom URL like wa.link/yourbrand, you can register for free for the premium version which will have this and many other features.
- Where do I track how many clicks are my links getting?Free generated links lack analytics features, so it is not possible to track how many clicks there are in a given time. Later this year we’ll provide a premium version with this and many more features, click here to know more.
- Does WA.link work in my country?WA.link generated links work on any country WhatsApp is officially available.
- Where can I report a bug or issue?
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