WhatsApp now (2014) offers a share button. The button offers a very handy way to share an article about WhatsApp. That interested me a lot and I took a closer look at the button.
How to do that?
Behind the whatsapp button is a simple link, which creates a so-called native deeplink directly into the WhatsApp app and passes a text to the app. And this link can be built into your own website like this:
<a href=”whatsapp://send?text=Text durch native Deeplink!”>Send>/a>
What does it look like?
After clicking on the link, WhatsApp opens with the content behind ?text . This will look like this:
What to look out for?
Meanwhile the button works for iOS as well as for Android and Windows Mobile and on Desktop as well.
During the implementation it must also be ensured that WhatsApp buttons are not stolen from third parties for whom the copyright has not been clarified.