How To Add WhatsApp Action button to Facebook page and Facebook posts? [in 2022]

If your main lead generation channel is WhatsApp then it makes a lot of sense to add the WhatsApp action button to your Facebook page and to your Facebook posts as well.

add whatsapp button to Facebook page

In this WhatsApp marketing tutorial, we are going to show exactly this, so:

  • how to add a WhatsApp CTA button to the Facebook page
  • how to add a WhatsApp button to your Facebook posts
  • & how to add your WhatsApp number to the About section of your Facebook page

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Requirements for WhatsApp buttons

Before you would be able to go through the process we show you in the next paragraphs, you have to meet two basic requirements to be able to add the Whatsapp button to your Facebook page or to the posts of the Facebook page.

  1. You have to create a WhatsApp Business account

Only WhatsApp business accounts can be linked with a Facebook page. Here you can find a tutorial on how to create and set up a WhatsApp business account:

  1. Connect the Whatsapp account with the Facebook page

Once you created the Whatsapp business account, you have to connect it with your Facebook page. We also have a separate tutorial that show you how to link the whatsapp account with the Facebook page either from your Facebook page or from your WhatsApp Business app:

Once you have connected the WhatsApp account with the Facebook page, you can start setting up the WhatsApp buttons your Facebook page

How to add WhatsApp Action button to Facebook page?

Here is how to add the WhatsApp button to the Facebook page:

  1. Open the Facebook page
  2. Click on ‘Edit button’ or ‘Add a button’.add send WhatsApp Message button to Facebook page
  3. Select ‘Send WhatsApp Message’ button

If your Facebook page is already connected to the Whatsapp account, the WhatsApp Call to action button should be active on the Facebook page.

WhatsApp Facebook page action button

So from now one when a Facebook page visitor clicks on the button, he will be taken to his WhatsApp to contact your business.

Besides adding the WhatsApp button to your page as a CTA button, you can also add the WhatsApp number to your Facebook page ‘About’ section.

You can also check out a video tutorial here on how to add a WhatsApp button to your Facebook page:

How to add WhatsApp number to Facebook page About section?

Here is how to add your WhatsApp Business number to the ‘About’ section of your page:

  1. Open the Facebook page
  2. Scroll down to the ‘About’ section.
  3. Click on ‘Edit Page Info’.
  4. Select the ‘More’ tab.
  5. Scroll down and select ‘WhatsApp’ accountadd whatsapp account to facebook page about section
  6. Add the username of the WhatsApp account

There is one more place that is even more powerful where you can add WhatsApp Message buttons: to your Facebook posts. Let’s discuss this next.

add whatsapp button to Facebook posts

How to add WhatsApp message button to Facebook posts?

Here is how to add the Whatsapp message button to Facebook posts:

  1. Open the Facebook page
  2. Click on ‘Get messages’ button under the ‘Create post’ button.add message button to Facebook page
  3. Add your Facebook post and click on the ‘WhatsApp’ icon.get whatsapp messages from a Facebook post
  4. Click on Post to share the post.

So when people click on your WhatsApp action button on this Facebook post, it will take them directly to their WhatsApp where they can message your business directly.

If your organic Facebook posts don’t get enough reach so you want to get more WhatsApp messages from your Facebook posts, you can also try running Facebook ads with Whatsapp messages as a conversion objective.

Can’t add WhatsApp button to Facebook page or post

There are three main reasons why you can’t add the Whatsapp button to your Facebook page or to your Facebook posts.

  1. You don’t have admin access to the Facebook page

If you want to add the WhatsApp CTA button to your Facebook page, you have to have an admin access level on the Facebook page. If you are not an admin on the Facebook page (you are an editor, moderator, advertiser, etc.), you can send this tutorial to the admin or ask for admin access on this Facebook business page

  1. It has already been linked with another Facebook page.

One WhatsApp account can onlí be connected with one Facebook page.

  1. It is not a WhatsApp Business account

The WhatsApp account should be a business account if you want to connect it with your Facebook page.

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