4 Ways to Fix Links Not Clickable In WhatsApp

4 Ways to Fix Links Not Clickable In WhatsApp
4 Ways to Fix Links Not Clickable In WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app that allows users to send and receive messages, make voice and video conversations, and share many kinds of content, including links. However, there are some instances when the links shared on WhatsApp are not clickable. This can be frustrating or annoying, especially if you need to visit a specific URL or webpage that someone referenced in a chat. In this article, you will learn some effective ways to fix links not clickable issue on WhatsApp.

How To Make Links Clickable On WhatsApp?

Here are the details of all the known methods that help convert an unclickable link to a clickable one:

Save the Contact

If the link is sent by an unknown person or someone whose contact information you haven’t saved, then you need to save their contact number. Once you do that, the link appearing in plain text will be converted into a clickable link.

So if you don’t have any issues saving the number, follow these steps to save the number:

1. Open WhatsApp and head over to their chat.

2. If you are seeing the option to save the number, tap on it. Otherwise, click on the three-dot icon at the top.

3. Select “Add to contacts” from the context menu.

4. Decide whether you want to create a new contact or add one to an existing one.

5. Finally, click on Save after entering how you want to save their number. Once you do it, the link will automatically become clickable.

⏩ There are many other ways of saving the contact, too; you can follow any of them per your preference.

Respond To Their Message

If you don’t want to save the sender’s contact information for any reason. Don’t worry; you can still view what they sent without saving their number.

You just need to respond to their message and wait for around 30 seconds. You can also reopen the app and the link in the text will automatically become clickable.

Restart Your Device And App

If the link sent by someone who is already on your contact list or if the link still not becoming clickable after saving the sender’s contact, then there may be a technical glitch that is causing this issue. And to sort out this glitch, you can restart your device and WhatsApp. Here are the steps:

Restart The App

1. Close the WhatsApp application.

2. Remove it from the background apps.

3. Open it after some time and see if you can click the link.

Restart Your Device

On Android: Keep holding the power button until you see a menu consisting of the restart option. Once you see that, tap on it. On some Android devices, open the notifications panel, then tap on the Power icon and select Restart.

On iOS: Go to Accessibility in Settings and tap on Touch. Click on the Assistive touch option, set the restart option in any custom actions, and turn the toggle on for AssistiveTouch. Then, just perform the action for which you have set the restart action on AssistiveTouch. For instance, if you have set restart to the single tap, just tap once on assistive touch. Confirm that you want to restart, and that’s all.

Restart Your iOS Device
Must-do thing: if the issue still doesn’t get sorted, ask the sender if the link is valid. If they say yes, ask them to resend the link.

Bonus: Manually Copy and Paste The Link

If none of the above solutions are working for you and you want to see what’s in the link, you can follow these steps:

1. Tap on the message for a few seconds (until you get the below-shown menu). 

2. Click on the copy icon. If you are not seeing it, tap on three-dot icon and select Copy, and that’s all. The link will be copied.

3. Now, go to whichever browser you use.

4. Paste the link there and tap enter.

And that’s it. The link will open.

(Resolved) Links Not Clickable Issue In WhatsApp

In this age of instant communication and information sharing, the frustration of encountering unclickable links in WhatsApp can dampen our digital experience. You may face the same issue in the future too. But now, you don’t need to get irritated by it, as the methods mentioned above will help you. Just follow them, and you can make the links clickable. I hope you find this article helpful; if so, share it with your friends and family.


Posted by
Umeshwar Ray

Tech Writer with six years of experience.

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