If you want to make it easy for your Instagram followers to connect with you on WhatsApp, you can add a WhatsApp link to your Instagram profile. This allows people to initiate a conversation with you on WhatsApp by simply clicking the link in your Instagram bio. In this guide, I’ll show you how to add a WhatsApp link to your Instagram profile in 3 easy steps.
What is a WhatsApp Link?
A WhatsApp link is a URL that, when clicked, opens a chat with a specific phone number on WhatsApp. You can create a WhatsApp link that includes your phone number and an optional pre-written message. When someone clicks the link, it will take them to WhatsApp, where they can start a chat with you, making it a convenient way for your Instagram followers to reach out to you.
Here’s the basic format of a WhatsApp link:
phone_numberis your WhatsApp phone number, including the country code but without any spaces, dashes, or other special characters.
your_messageis an optional pre-written message that will appear in the chat when the link is clicked. You can encode spaces as
%20in the message text.
Steps to Add a WhatsApp Link to Your Instagram Profile
Follow these 3 simple steps to add a WhatsApp link to your Instagram profile:
Step 1: Create Your WhatsApp Link
Open a web browser and create your WhatsApp link. Replace
phone_number with your actual WhatsApp phone number, including the country code, and replace
your_message with any pre-written message you want to include.
For example, if your WhatsApp phone number is +123456789 and you want the pre-written message to be “Hello, I have a question,” your WhatsApp link would look like this:
Step 2: Edit Your Instagram Profile
Open the Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping the profile icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Step 3: Add Your WhatsApp Link to Your Instagram Bio
- Tap the “Edit Profile” button just below your profile picture.
- In the “Website” field, paste the WhatsApp link you created in Step 1.
- You can also add a brief call-to-action (CTA) in your bio description to encourage users to message you on WhatsApp. For example, you can write “Message me on WhatsApp for inquiries.”
- Once you’ve added the WhatsApp link and any additional text to your bio, tap the “Done” button to save your changes.
That’s it! Your WhatsApp link is now added to your Instagram profile. Users who visit your profile can click on the link, and it will open a chat with you on WhatsApp with the pre-written message, if you included one.
Now, your Instagram followers can easily reach out to you on WhatsApp for inquiries, questions, or conversations. This can be especially useful for businesses and individuals looking to provide quick customer support or connect with their audience directly through WhatsApp.