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Setting up Whatsapp, Skype and mobile phone with your Elfsight Social Media Icons widget

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We make it a point at Elfsight to keep our apps simple and intuitive. However, some things are more difficult than most, and when it comes to the Social Media Icons app, adding Skype, Whatsapp and mobile icon has turned out to be a stumbling block for some people. So I’ve written this tutorial for you to make things easier.

Setting up Whatsapp icon

To set up a Whatsapp icon, click on Add icon on Source tab to go to the editor window. This is the easiest part 🙂

Next, in the editor window, you need to select Whatsapp icon from the dropdown list of available icons, and add the following line to Add URL to a Social Profile field:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=PNONE(without+)

You need to enter your phone number starting with the area code after the = character.

As you see, the Whatsapp icon will appear in your widget. Click on Apply in the upper right corner of the screen, and check if you’ve set the icon successfully. Click on it, and if you’ve done everything right, you’ll be directed to the following screen:

Setting up Skype icon

When setting up the Skype icon, you start in the same way. Go to Source tab, click Add and select the Skype icon from the dropdown list. Next, you need to add the following to Add URL to a Social Profile field:

skype:+YOUR-SKYPE-NAME

Skype icon will be displayed in your widget:

Click on it to make sure that it’s configured correctly. If you’ve done everything right, you should get the following tab:

Clicking Open Skype will start a Skype call to your designated account.

Setting up mobile phone icon

Setting up the mobile icon is a little bit more difficult. Unfortunately, we don’t have a preset mobile icon yet, although we promise to add it as soon as possible. So to set up a mobile icon, you need to upload your own mobile icon first. Here’s a link to the article that will explain how to do it – Adding a custom icon to your Elfsight Social Media Icons widget.

After you’ve uploaded your icon, you need to add the following to Add URL to a Social Profile field:

Tel:+YOUR PHONE NUMBER

Save the settings and click on the Phone icon to check. It should open a window with the Skype call:

I hope this article explains a lot! If any other questions come up after you’ve read it, please, message me at the contacts below, and I’ll be happy to chat!

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