Mobile Internet users use WhatsApp more frequently than other social networking websites. Hence, this is the time website owners must start thinking to add WhatsApp sharing function on their WordPress sites.
What Is WhatsApp? WhatsApp is an instant messaging platform. It works cross-platform which means you can use it on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia and other devices. In addition to text messaging, WhatsApp is also be used for sending images, video and audio media messages as well as your location using integrated mapping features.
How You Can Add It On Your Website? A few months back ‘ShareThis’ team said, “Please note that Whatsapp is a Mobile based service and cannot be added to any Website and there is no such button available.”
We have researched a lot and the good news is yes, now you can add WhatsApp sharing buttons in your WordPress site.
Easiest Way Of Adding WhatsApp Sharing In WordPress:
Start by installing Mobile ShareBar in your WordPress site. Upon activation visit your admin area dashboard Settings -> Mobile ShareBar page to set the plugin options.
Here you can customize the share text; you can add placeholder like title, post title, permalink, and URL to share. The plugin also allows you to use custom text for the WhatsApp and Facebook sharing button.
Display settings allows you to select a location for sharing buttons and there are a few more customization options.
When you are done with the options, save your changes and view your website on a mobile device to see how it looks like.