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How to create a WhatsApp link?

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Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet right now. As the app grows in popularity, it brings more features to make the platform accessible to more people and in different ways. 

In this article, we’ll be focussing on the kind of links that you can make with WhatsApp and what functions they serve. We’ll be going over the following.

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How to create click to chat links on WhatsApp?

Whatsapp’s click to chat features allows users to chat with someone without saving their phone number. All you need to do is create a link and sent it to them. You can add a message to these links as well.

Creating your own link

To create your own click to chat link, all you need to do is add your phone number and the international country code to a standard Whatsapp link in the following format.

Note that these links work on the Whatsapp app as well as Whatsapp Web.[YourNumberHere]

For example


Make sure to omit any zeroes, brackets, or dashes when adding the phone number in international format.

Creating your link with a message

If you want, you can add a message to the link that’ll automatically be typed in the chatbox as soon as the person clicks on the link. You have to URL-encode the message.[number]?text=Enter%message%in%this%format

For example.'re%you%doing

If you want, you can omit the phone number from the link allowing you to send the message to anyone you want from your contacts. 

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How to create a WhatsApp group invite link?

Users can make Whatsapp groups and send out links that automatically add whoever taps them to the group. The group admin can reset these links at any time,

Here’s how you can make a group invite link. Note that you have to be a group admin to generate a link or reset one.

How to create a WhatsApp link? | Candid.Technology
  • Open the group chat you want to create the invite link and tap the three vertical dots in the top right.
  • Tap on Group Info.
  • Tap Invite via link.
  • You’ll see the group invite link along with several options to share it as well as the Reset link option.

At this point, your link will be created, and you can share it with anyone to let them join your group.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: