Ready to start marketing your chat service? Then it’s time to grab hold of your “wa.me” link and QR code on Turn.io
Marketing your chat service is a crucial step in the process of creating it. You can only have a conversation with your target audience once they know how to access your service via WhatsApp.
With their “click to chat” functionality, WhatsApp allows a user to begin a chat with someone (for example your organisation) without having the number saved in their phone's address book.
These "click to chat" links are also called “wa.me” links and look like this: https://wa.me/
Once a user has your wa.me link, it's seamless for them to connect with you.
Another great option to share your number with users is to ask the person to scan a QR code. If a user scans the QR code, the chat service will automatically open up in WhatsApp.
QR codes can be scanned quickly by cell phones. However, there’s one catch: some of your users might not have a QR code reader installed on their phones. For this reason, it’s always best to share both your wa.me link and your QR code in your marketing material.
You can also simply share your number with users, who can save it in their address books, and send you a message from WhatsApp to connect.
How to get your link and code via Turn.io
We’ve made it easy for you to grab hold of your wa.me link and QR code in Turn.io.
Let’s take you back to our overview of the Turn.io user interface, where we briefly looked at everything you can access via the “Dashboard” section. When you click on this section, you’ll notice that your name, number, logo and QR code is visible right next to the navigation bar on the left.
Click on the number or QR code
When you right-click the QR code, you’ll be able to save the code to your computer. From here, you can share it via other digital platforms like your social media pages or your newsletter. You can also print it on posters, leaflets and other marketing material. If a user scans the code, they’ll be taken straight to your chat service on WhatsApp.
To get your wa.me link, you can right-click the number below your QR code and copy the link (click “Copy Link Address” in the box that pops up).