Whatsapp integration

It would be great if Sparkle team could develope a Whatsapp integration trough an “on click option” in the button’s options.
Or is there already a way to do this action?

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@tanyyys, Do you mean what you get to see at the bottom right of a lot of websites nowadays - an instant messenger feature like Facebook Messenger, etc?..

If that is what you are referring to we are making that happen for one of our clients and it is a matter of placing a generated script from the vendor into an “Embedded” container placed on the Sparkle canvas and keep it “Fixed to browser bottom”.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I’m not sure whatsapp is widespread enough to warrant adding it as a top level feature in Sparkle, but we’ll evaluate it.

You can use the instructions provided in this whatsapp page and place the resulting URL you construct in a Sparkle external link.

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Actually looks like this doesn’t quite work on iOS, only with desktop whatsapp. I haven’t found other documentation on integration on iOS, sorry.

Thanks for your recommendations! I’ll see my options.
Another solution that I found is https://whatshelp.io/widget, with two chat options in the free version.

Hi, to add a WhatsApp link to my mobile site i did a bit of research and found this solution:
I created a button to open an external link and entered this address

http://wa.me/#your-phone# text=Hi,%20I’m%20interested%20in%20more%20information%20about%20

You must use %20 instead of space.

The text is used only if you want a default phase to be written to spare your user some typing.
I tested it on the iPhone and worked fine.

Hope it works for you.

Riccardo

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Thanks @Rtornaghi, what version of iOS are you using? I tried on iOS 12 and it would only open the WhatsApp page of the AppStore…

Hi Duncan, I’m using iOS 12 and works fine. I tested in 3 different phones with the WhatsApp application installed and did not have the phone number in the contacts. When I press the button it asks permission and opens WhatsApp, writes the text and waits for the user to do something.
May be u used the # symbol before an after the phone number it was my mistake, you should only write the number without any other characters
Like this:

    http://wa.me/1234567890

Sorry for the mistake.

Riccardo.

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@Rtornaghi thanks for your help, it works for me :grinning:
For people who is trying to do this, check your phone number in the profile section of your whatsapp account, to get the entire number (with international code number).