WhatsApp ads

A quick guide to WhatsApp ads in 2024

A quick guide to WhatsApp ads in 2024

12 Apr 2024


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    What if we told you there was a way to connect with potential customers instantly, right on the most used app at the click of a button? Facebook ads that click to WhatsApp make it easy. In this blog, we show you how to get started with WhatsApp and launch ads that convert!

    What are click-to-WhatsApp ads?

    Ads that click to WhatsApp are promotions that direct potential customers to WhatsApp so they can start relevant conversations with your brand. These ads usually appear on feeds and stories on Instagram and Facebook.

    These Facebook and Instagram ad formats allow you to reach a wider audience and drive them directly to a chat with you on WhatsApp, where you can close the deal. 

    Benefits of click-to-WhatsApp ads

    • Boost customer engagement: With features like chatbots, live chat and WhatsApp auto-replies, your customer’s messages won’t go unanswered.

    • Have real-time conversations with customers: Turn clicks into conversations with live chat, allowing your team to service customers immediately. Customers don’t have to wait days, unlike when they fill in a form on your contact page.

    • Personalised communication: Qualify customers using WhatsApp chatbots and have one-on-one, targeted conversations that build trust and rapport.

    • Drive sales & conversions: Use Cue to set up custom flows that allow customers to make a purchase right after seeing your ad.

    • Measure results: Facebook Business Manager allows you to track ad performance and analyse data to optimise your campaigns for better results.

    How to set up Facebook ads that click to WhatsApp

    It’s important to note that WhatsApp advertising can’t be done using a regular WhatsApp number. You either need a WhatsApp Business account from the WhatsApp Business App or the WhatsApp Business API.

    After setting up your account, you’ll need to connect it with your Facebook page.

    Here’s how to set up click-to-WhatsApp ads:

    1. Go to Facebook Ads Manager and click on "create.”

    2. Select “messages” as the campaign goal and add a name to your campaign, ad group, and ad set. Now click on “continue”.

    3. After choosing the objective, you can set a daily or lifetime budget for your ad campaign.  Learn more about bid strategies.

    4. Now choose “WhatsApp” as the ad group to run click-to WhatsApp ads via Facebook. Make sure to choose your Facebook page & WhatsApp Business number.

    5. Set up and schedule your WhatsApp ad targeting based on the age group, gender, location, interests, and audience.

    6. After setting up targeting, click on “next”.

    7. Now choose the Facebook & Instagram pages that you want to run WhatsApp ads on.

    8. Choose the type of ad creative for the ads (images, videos and carousels).

    9. Once you’ve uploaded the creatives, it’s time to review the placements and the ad. In this section, you can:

      1. Edit ad placements on Facebook & Instagram.

      2. Create and edit the primary text for your ads. You can add up to 5 primary headings.

      3. Edit your main headline. This could be “Let’s chat.”

      4. Create and edit a compelling description of the ad.

    10. Click “message template” and customise the template message according to your targeted audience.

    11. Click on ‘Save and Finish’.

    Your ad will be reviewed by Facebook. Once it gets approved, it’ll go live. To learn more about Facebook ads that click to WhatsApp, visit the Meta help guide.

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    Get started with WhatsApp

    Businesses that use WhatsApp for sales have experienced a 244% increase in sales volume. When you combine the WhatsApp Business API with WhatsApp ads, you have WhatsApp marketing strategy that’s going to keep customers coming back. With Cue’s help, you can convert more customers, offer better customer service, and improve engagement on WhatsApp. Get in touch with Cue for a demo!

    Disclaimer: Cue does not provide Facebook advertising services. Creating and running effective Facebook ad campaigns requires specialised expertise. If you plan to use click-to-WhatsApp Facebook ads, we assume you or your team already have prior experience with Facebook's advertising platform and paid media best practices. Running successful ad campaigns often involves carefully managing ad spend and budgets. 

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