Share Buttons - Customize WhatsApp Template

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With Shareaholic Share Button templates you can customize the pre-filled message when sharing via WhatsApp.

{title}, {short_link}, {link} placeholder variables are available for the WhatsApp template. These will be dynamically substituted with the actual values. All variables are optional.

There are two ways to set the WhatsApp template:

  1. Codeless method - in the Admin UI, head over to Site Profile -> Settings -> Sharing -> Sharing Settings
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  2. Code method - 
       <div class="shareaholic-canvas"
                data-app="share_buttons"
                data-app-id-name="post_below_content"
                data-app-config='{
                "templates":{
                   "whatsapp":{
                     "text":"A little hint that this caught my eye! ${link}",
                     "phone":"16171231234"
                }}}'>
       </div>
        

If both code and codeless methods are set, code method will take priority.

Tip: If phone is specified, a chat with the person will automatically open. If not specified, a list of contacts that you can send your message to will be shown.