WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps in the world. Many people use it to run their businesses and communicate with customers while using Whatsapp. There is a constant need to share contacts and group links, which is where this article comes in handy.
I will be listing the best ways to shorten WhatsApp URLs easily using three different link shortening sites.
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if you want to send your phone number with a link, just use the WA me service,
Use https://wa.me/<number> where the <number> is the full phone number in international format. Remove any zeroes, brackets, or dashes when you’re adding the phone number in international format.
Don’t use: https://wa.me/+1-(XXX)XXXXXXX
To create the link:
https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone= followed by the person’s full phone number in international format.
A UK phone number 07787654321 would look like this:
This can easily be embedded into any website or social media profile.
CUTT.LY Link shortener
Paste your WhatsApp link into the very obvious dialogue box (Paste long URL and shorten it).
Click “shorten”, and there you have it, your link will be shortened.
Cutt.ly also allows you to have a custom URL, so as long as it’s not currently being used by someone else, you can make your URL easy to remember e.g., cutt.ly/itfreek which could help a lot with branding.
To customize your link, just click on change URL alias/name beside your generated link, and if the name is not taken, it is all yours.