A WhatsApp link in your email signature will allow other people to contact you via WhatsApp. This blog post will show you how to create and add a WhatsApp link to an email signature.
If you want to let other people know you are using WhatsApp, you can either add a WhatsApp logo or a simple hyperlinked text like “WhatsApp” or “Contact me on WhatsApp” to your email signature. How you do it depends on your personal preferences and on the email signature design policies in your organization.
If you need a WhatsApp icon for your email signature, you can use one like the one below (right-click on it and select “Save picture as” to download it to your computer), which is in png format:
To create a WhatsApp link, you just need to use your phone number in the following link format:
To have a working link, all you need to do is replace all the X symbols with your phone number which needs to be in international dialling format.
Important: As an example, for the UK you need to replace the 0 at the start of the number with a 44. So our WhatsApp number here at Stitch is 0330 016 2940 and it will be added to the link as:
You can now add the WhatsApp link to email signature.
Once you have your WhatsApp link ready, it’s time to use it in your email signature template. The process of adding links is identical for the WhatsApp icon and for the hyperlinked text.
1. Open the email signature template in your email signature editor. Then, add a WhatsApp logo or text and link it using the created link, as shown below.
2. Highlight the WhatsApp logo or text and click the link icon in your template editor. In my example, it looks like this (it should look similar in any editor you might be using):
3. Enter your WhatsApp link in the new window that opens.
4. Save changes and test your new email signature template to make sure the link works as expected.
When someone now clicks the link they will be able to send you a message in WhatsApp.
The link you created can be used anywhere - add it to your website and let everyone know you and your business are on WhatsApp!