Whatsapp is one of the greatest mobile applications developed for the smart phone and you can check out its phenomenal success by the number of times it has been downloaded online by users as well as the hefty amount paid by Facebook ($19 billion) to acquire it.
The best part is its free. That’s right. You don’t have to pay a cent to use its services and in return you are able to chat, call, send pictures and videos, create groups, video call etc. The other reason for its popularity is that nearly every one has a smart phone nowadays through which they are connected to their family and friends.
Due to the massive popularity of Whatsapp it makes sense for business owners to try and engage visitors on their website via Whatsapp instead of by emails as you are able to contact them quicker and receive a response from them as well. Whatsapp already provides an option by which a visitor can contact the relevant business from desktop or via mobile phone.
Today I will show you how you can create a simple Whatsapp widget which you can place on your website and allow visitors to contact you
- First download the Whatsapp icon from this location. We will make use of this icon in the next set of steps.
- Now download and open the page where you want to place the Whatsapp icon on your website.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and add the following code just before the </body> tag.
<a href="https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=<Whatsapp ID>&text=<Text to display on Whatsapp after visitor clicks on Whatsapp>" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><img src="https://www.adeelsarfaraz/images/whatsapp_icon.png" alt=""/></a>
- Save the file and upload it. The icon will show in the bottom part of the web page and the icon will scroll up and down as you move up and down the page.
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