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How to add WhatsApp link to Instagram bio

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If you are an influencer or running a small business on Instagram chances are that you want your potential consumers to able to contact you directly on Whatsapp. WhatsApp new feature which enables users to generate a link to their Whatsapp contact.

Small business owners and influencers alike can integrate their WhatsApp contact into different social media platforms including Instagram. In this article, we will be discussing various methods of adding WhatsApp link to an Instagram page.

The Direct Link Method

Instagram only allows one clickable link in a bio profile. First, let’s get the WhatsApp link to your account. This is the default Whatsapp URL https://wa.me/[yourphonenumber]. You would need to replace [yournumber] with your WhatsApp number creating an example like this https://wa.me/8612345678901. Remember to remove the “+” at the beginning of the country code.

Here over to your Instagram account, go the “Edit Profile” and input the Whatsapp link on the website section provided by Instagram.

Click the edit button on your Instagram profile
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile.
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile.
The WhatsApp link has been inserted to your Instagram page
The WhatsApp link has been inserted to your Instagram page.

The problem with this method is that visitors won’t be able to access other links that are connected to your business. Let’s move to the next method of adding Whatsapp link to an Instagram bio which enable the addition of more than one link.

Using a linking tool ( all-in-one link) on Instagram bio

We previously explained the disadvantages of having just your direct Whatsapp link on your Instagram bio. Instagram offers only one clickable link section which needs to be maximized. For bloggers, influencers, and small business owners that would love their Instagram audience to be able to visit their website and other social media platforms, that opportunity will be locked away by having just the WhatsApp direct link in the bio section of the Instagram profile.

The alternative is using a linking tool (all-in-one link). A linking tool creates a mini-bio where all the links related to a brand/business can be placed. This is important as it allows users to have different social media platforms links and websites combined into just one link that can be placed on the clickable link section on an Instagram account. There are multi linking tools out there, we will be using Linktree in this article.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to add a Whatsapp link on an Instagram bio using Linktree.

  1. Create an account and select a username

    Head over to Linktree and create an account.

  2. Add some customization

    Linktree offers some customization like profile pictures and gradient background color.

  3. Add the WhatsApp Link

    Add the WhatsApp link to a link section provided in your Linktree profile. Make sure that the title of the link is “WhatsApp me” for visitors to comprehend easily.

  4. Add other links

    Linktree allows the addition of more than one link. This should be used to direct visitors to other social media platforms and websites associated with your brand or business.

  5. Click on your linktree link

    Check the link to make sure all the inserted links are functioning.

  6. Place your Linktree link on your Instagram page

    Insert the Linktree link on your Instagram bio.

This is the best method of adding your WhatsApp link to your Instagram bio because it doesn’t limit you to just one link. You can add multiple links that enable your Instagram audience to have a wider range of reaching you and your brand/business.

Egbo Munachi is a mechatronics engineer and owner of the Chincotonaija online shop. Likes include gaming, watching tv series, ping-pong, and programming.

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