At the beginning of 2022, We Are Social revealed that 88.7% of internet users in Indonesia use Whatsapp for various needs. Such as friendship, sending school assignments, work, to buying and selling online.

Whatsapp itself continues to improve its services by adding a variety of new features, one of which is “Click to Chat”. This feature facilitates communication between users by creating a WA link that can go directly to chat.

Usually “Click to Chat” is widely used by online shops or other businesses to facilitate the transaction process and increase sales. Unfortunately, there are still people who don’t know how to use this feature.

Therefore, in this article, we will discuss how to create an easy, fast, and free WA link.

To create a “Click to Chat” WA link, you can use the help of the application/website (automatically), or directly from Whatsapp (manual). You are free to choose whichever method is most suitable and easier to practice.

How to make a WA me link without an application (Manual)

The first way is to take advantage of the features in the Whatsapp application directly. This way, you just need to add the phone number at the end of the following link:

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

or

https://wa.me/

For example, you want to create a link for the number 081234567891, then the first step is to copy one of the links above. Then paste it in notes or other document-taking applications on your cellphone.

After that, type the number behind the link. With a note, the number 0 must be replaced first with the number 62 which is the Indonesian telephone code. That way, the final link will look like this:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=61281234567891

or

https://wa.me/6281234567891

Done! You can immediately spread this link to all social media platforms that you have.

How to Create a WA Link with a Website or Application (Automatically)

How to Create a WA Link with Bitly

If you want to make a shorter WA link, try using the help of the Bitly website. Bitly itself is a URL shortening website that is trusted by millions of customers in Indonesia.

This way you can create shorter links to make them look neater and easier to remember. The steps you need to do are as follows:

  • Type bit.ly in the browser
  • Then paste the manual link that you created earlier
  • Then click on the “Shorten” button
  • After that, you will see a shorter link display with a “copy” button next to it
  • Click the “Copy” button to copy the short link and paste it where you want

How to make a WA link on Instagram

If you have a business or olshop on Instagram and want potential customers to contact you without any hassle, you can try creating a WA link on Instagram. Here are the steps:

  • First open Instagram and login to your account
  • Click Profile then click “Edit Profile”
  • In the website column, paste the bitly or wa.me link that has been created
  • Save changes by tapping the “Save” button

How to make a WA link with a custom message

If you want to create a WA link with a custom message that is fast and easy, you can use the wa.wizard.id website.

With the help of this website, you can add a custom message that will be typed automatically after the customer clicks on your wa link.

More effective and efficient, right? Come on, just follow the steps below to create a WA link automatically:

  • Type wa.wizard.id in the browser
  • Then write the phone number you use in the “Fill in your Whatsapp Number” column
  • After that, write an automatic message in the column “Fill in your Whatsapp auto order message here”
  • Then click the “Generate Link” button to get your WA number link
  • Copy and paste the link on all platforms you want

How to Create a WA Link for Olshop

When browsing the internet, you must have seen a button or image like the one below.

The image is also known as the “Call To Action Whatsapp Button” which is used to invite website visitors to contact or make transactions directly via Whatsapp.

It turns out that to create images like that, it can be done easily using a WordPress CMS, you know! This method can only be done for online shop who create their own website with WordPress. Here’s the guide:

  1. Search for the CTA Whatsapp Button design on Google and choose the one you like the most
  2. After that, “Add Media” on WordPress that you manage
  3. Then click the “link” icon then add the image you saved earlier
  4. Paste your WA link and fill in the Alt Image
  5. After pasting the link, just click “Add Link”.

Please test by clicking on the WhatsApp CTA image that you created and check whether the WA number you want is correct or not.

How to Create a WA Link with a Name Using S.id

S.id is a link shortener made in Indonesia whose terms of use are more concise and practical. In addition, you can also create your own link using the name of your company or olshop to make it look more unique.

For example, you can create a link s.id/[nama_olshop] and increase the trust of potential new customers. Especially in this day and age, lots of spam links are misused for bad purposes.

To create the link, first you have to visit the home.s.id website and then create an account using your active email. After that, copy the WA link that you created earlier and paste it in the box provided.

Click the “Shorten” button and wait for the process to complete. Once done, you will see a “Replace” button at the bottom of the link. Click the button, and write the name as you wish.

Finally, click the “Save” button and paste the link on all the platforms you want.

Now, the discussion on how to make WA links automatically or manually is over, which you can do easily. Good luck!

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