Insert link in Instagram bio that will open WhatsApp app

2018-11-12
Insert link in Instagram bio that will open WhatsApp app

WhatsApp is very popular messaging app in Europe as well as in USA. So what about adding Whatapp link at Instagram bio that will directly open up WhatsApp and start a chat with predefined number? Come on we'll show you how to do that.

The many times asked question: how to create whatsapp link to instagram bio has finaly been solved. Adding a link that opens directly WhatsApp app is possible using direct or deep links within igli.me free service. Don't worry it is simple. But what is deep links or direct links? Those links not only take you to particular app or website but also can open up subcontent in that app or webpage. In our case we want users directly get to the app and starts a chat with a particular number, and that is simple and done in under 10 min or even less. Let's see how to add WhatsApp link to instagram bio right now.

1. Create WhatsApp deep link

Ok, let's add WhatsApp deep link to our Instagram bio with specific phone number, for example +123 456 789 012. In order to create your own WhatsApp link for Instagram, let's use this link: https://wa.me/<number> where the <number> is a full phone number in international format. Do not use zeroes, brackets, plus sign or dashes when adding the phone number in international format. If our phone number is +123 456 789 012, including country code +123 then international format of it would be 123456789012. Now the full link for WhatsApp is like this: https://wa.me/123456789012. With a little knowledge it is that simple and if you are not sure if it works we will check it just in a while. Let's head over to our igli.me profile to set it up and test it.

2. Add WhatsApp link to your igli.me profile

Now with our WhatsApp deep link on hand we can add that link to Instagram bio. Sign in to your igli.me account and create or edit [link] social networks block. If you don't have igli.me account you can sign up in 2 min right here just make sure you use your Instagram username as your page name when signing up. Let's create new social network block by selecting "add new block" button.

Now we can create item and add our WhatsApp deep link to it. Select "Add" at the popup, then pick Social network type "WhatsApp", and paste or create your WhatsApp deep link in "Url" input field.

You can add as many WhatsApp (or other social network) links as you like, but for clarity it would be better to add just one link with same type at social icon block. It means only one Whatsapp link, only one Facebook link, only one Messenger link at the same Social block. You can add other Whatsapp link at different social network bolck.

Also if you want to add more than one WhatsApp link with clear info which WhatsApp account the user will reach, then it would be propper to add links by following method. Instead of creating social bolck in previous steps we need the block with a type of a "link".

Now the procedure is almost the same except we can name our link anything we want, for example "Sales dept WhatsApp", or "Customer service WhatsApp" or simply "Contact me on WhatsApp". The only thing we have to do is add a link at the "Link" input field - that is your WhatsApp deep link and write not too long "Caption" or name of the link. Hit "Create link" and you're good to go. By changing the number at your deep link you can create as many WhatsApp deep links as you need. Remember, that our service is not limited to just creating Whatsapp links, you can add many more links, maps, etc. as you like and your customers will love it. Have fun!

 

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