Click to Chat, the feature for creating Whatsapp Direct Chat Links is actually not very recent because it has been launched by WhatsApp since Q1 2017. But maybe you don’t use it or don’t know how to use it at all. That’s what this article is for.
It is common knowledge that WhatsApp, which has been annexed by Facebook (which later eliminated the $ 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.
So don’t be surprised if a smartphone without WhatsApp is actually like dangdut without shaking 🙂
So, 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 cellphones as usual. By simply clicking on the link, a person will be directed directly to the WhatsApp application on the mobile or WhatsApp web version, adjusting where he clicks from.
And because it’s Click , then of course we have to create a link .
How to create a Click to Chat link
It is quite easy to create a link, using the following format:
Then the link is:
Note that the format of the destination cellphone number must be correct so that Click to Chat can run as desired.
Apart from using the format above, we can also create a link that stores the template of the message content we want ( pre-filled message ) with the format:
YYYYY is pre-filled text (urlencodedtext). Don’t get me wrong, the & characters in the format above cannot be removed.
In YYYYY which is urlencodedtext, writing must use a pattern that makes it a link.
The most commonly used character that should be replaced is a space, which is% 20
Here’s an example of a link format that can be created:
YYYYY: Hello, I want to ask about xyz
If it’s too hard to type, you can create one using:
Type the desired pre-filled text on the URL Encoding Functions menu .
When creating a Click to Chat link, especially one that contains pre-filled text, it is likely that the link will be very long. Therefore, you can shorten them using url shortener services , among others
So you can change the link that was like this (example):
It looks like this (example):
What is the use of WhatsApp Click to Chat?
Especially for those of you who serve consumers via WhatsApp because consumers only need to do 1 click before they can contact you, without having to copy and paste the number or write-note-save-save the number first.
By pre-filled text, you can also make it easier for consumers to type messages and more to the point without much ado.
For target mobile users, which is a necessity today, the Click to Chat link that is placed on the website, social media (including Facebook status) is guaranteed to be able to facilitate consumers and increase leads.
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May be useful 🙂