When Facebook announced they just bought WhatsApp app for $19 billion a few months ago, you know there must be a reason behind that acquisition – user database. With millions of users and keeps growing, there is huge potential to monetize it.
For a normal user, this is not much difference. However, if you own a site and would like to take advantage of this, why don’t you add a WhatsApp social sharing button to your site? This works exactly the same as Facebook Like and Twitter sharing buttons that allow readers to easily share the articles to their social profiles. Here’s a screenshot from The Sports Bible site:
Turned out that adding a WhatsApp sharing button to a WordPress site is really easy. All you need to do is to install and activate Mobile ShareBar plugin. This plugin is developed specifically for mobile and besides WhatsApp button, you could also add Facebook and Twitter social sharing buttons.
The plugin comes with a settings page which can be accessed from Settings > Mobile Sharebar. Here, you can configure default text to be displayed on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter buttons. Furthermore, you can set where the button should be displayed, the position of the buttons and few other options. Additionally, there’s an option to use Bit.ly service as well.
We hope this article helped you to add WhatsApp social sharing button to your WordPress site and take advantage of a huge number of users to get your content more viral.