WhatsApp Click to Chat is a very useful and fun feature that can be used for a lot of different things. It makes life a lot easier for web administrators, developers and companies but also ‘common’ users can use it for example by sharing a link Facebook.

WhatsApp Click to Chat allows people to chat with someone (via a link) without having their phone number in the phone’s address book. It’s also possible to prepare a link with a pre-filled message, even including a hyperlink to your own website.

WhatsApp Click to Chat works on both your phone and WhatsApp Web. This article illustrates the possibilities and explains in detail how it works.

When to use WhatsApp Click to Chat?

The possibilities with WhatsApp Click to Chat are actually quite unlimited. We’ve got some tips and ideas for you on how to use this feature:

  • Companies can create a link and add this to their website contact information. Visitors can start a WhatsApp chat with the company without saving the number first: simply click on the link and WhatsApp will open a fresh chat.
  • It’s possible to prepare pre-filled messages that clients can send to you (‘Send me info about product A’, ‘Send me info about product B’, ‘Call me back’, ‘Add me to your broadcast list’). Off course it’s also possible to combine these links in a drop-down menu on your website to make contact even easier.
  • You can let visitors share a message directly from your website with one or more of their contacts on WhatsApp (‘Shall we go to this festival?’, ‘Ticket sale will start 1st of January’, ‘Check Whatsappen.com for cool stuff’.
  • ‘Common’ users should be careful about their privacy when sharing a link (with your phone number) in public, but you can create a link like ‘Who wants to chat with me, click on this link’. Or you can prepary some fun or stupid texts that others can send to their WhatsApp contacts: wise sayings, love messages or political messages.

 

How to use WhatsApp Click to Chat?

WhatsApp Click to Chat allows you to do three dings: open an empty chat with a certain phone number, let someone send a pre-filled message to a certain phone number or build a link with a pre-filled message that can be send to multiple contacts.

 

CREATE A LINK TO (LET) begin A CHAT WITH A CERTAIN PHONE NUMBER

Use the following link and add the full phone number in internation format. Omit any brackets, zeroes, dashes or other signs.

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=

Example: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=316123456

Wrong: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=+0031-(6)123456

CREATE A LINK TO (LET) SEND A MESSAGE TO A CERTAIN PHONE NUMBER

Change the phone number to the international format (as described above) and add an URL-encoded pre-filledmessage.

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=phonenumber&text=urlencodedtext

Example: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=316123456&text=I%20want%20some%20more%20information%20about%20WhatsApp

Or including a hyperlink:

Example: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=316123456&text=I%20want%20some%20more%20information%20about%20WhatsApp%20so%20I%20check%20https%3A%2F%2Fwhatsappen%2Ecom

CREATE A LINK TO SEND A PRE-FILLED MESSAGE TO ONE OR MULTIPLE CONTACTS

It’s aslo possible to prepare message that can be send to one or multiple contacts. Use the following link:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=

Example: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=I%20wish%20I%20knew%20this%20before

Or including a hyperlink:

Example: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=Check%20%20https%3A%2F%2Fwhatsappen%2Ecom%20for%20WhatsApp%20related%20stuff

 

We hope this article helped you and has brought you some ideas. Share this article with the button below. This button is created with WhatsApp Click to Chat and demonstrates how it works!

 

Questions or more suggestions and ideas? Write them in the comments below!

17 thoughts on “WhatsApp Click to Chat

  1. lucky

    hello, how if we need to give text with image?
    thanks

  2. عبدالله السالم

    What about send image?

  3. bako

    why is the following not working on iphone? It seems + sign is incorrectly replaced by a space.

    https://api.whatsapp.com/send?text=1%2b1

    on Android and web : 1 + 1
    on iPhone : 1 1

  4. Salvador

    Hello,

    I wnat to Know, If is possible to validate the number preview to make the link.

    tks

    regards.
    Salvador

  5. Michel

    @Kenny

    Not sure if I understand your question but if I understand you right you want a text instead of the full link url.

    You should be able to use below format in html supported posts/email:

    [a href=”https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=316123456″ rel=”nofollow”]your text here [/a]

    Note: replace the [ and ] into < and > (but otherwise I could not show the code here)

    Result looks like below. Is that what you mean?

    your text here

  6. Michel

    @Karmen, it’s unlimited, just like sharing a regular link /message on WhatsApp

  7. Karmen

    By using the link and send to Multi contacts, is there a limited number of people i can send to? does it work the same way as broadcast list?

  8. manjeet kumar

    can we shera image by using click & chat

  9. anonym

    My phone will get fixed. And now I use another phone, and on that phone I don’t have my new contacts (on whats app) which I have on my phone which will be fixed. And that phone will have a backup. And my question is will all my new messages and contacts still be on the phone which will be fixed and have this backup. And my newest messages and contacts have dissaperd on the phone that I use now which is old.

  10. Sunniva

    My phone will get fixed. And now I use another phone, and on that phone I don’t have my new contacts (on whats app) which I have on my phone which will be fixed. And that phone will have a backup. And my question is will all my new messages and contacts still be on the phone which will be fixed and have this backup. And my newest messages and contacts have dissaperd on the phone that I use now which is old.

  11. inforevel

    See this first in bottom:

    Whatsappen.com is NOT affiliated with WhatsApp Inc.

  12. Morrison Oppong

    my friend hasn’t blocked me but can’t see her last seen when she’s offline. and i want to know why it’s happening like that nowadays

  13. Anonymous

    @TOM, unfortunately not

  14. Tom

    Hi, Is there a way to define a chosen name for the receiver instead of his number?

  15. Coolio

    KB, not your own images but you can share a link to an image

  16. KB

    Can we share images by using Click & Chat?

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