Can I Create a Custom Action for Whatsapp?

You can customise your own Whatsapp action with a Custom Action.

If you would like entrants to start a conversation with you on Whatsapp, it's as easy as creating a link to your Whatsapp account.

You can use the WYSIYWG editors in campaign setup to create a button like this:

Send Gleam entrants to start a conversation on Whatsapp

You can pre-fill your Whatsapp link with a message template.

To use 'Send to Whatsapp' as an entry method, you need to create a Custom Action on Gleam. Paste your Whatsapp link in the description area so users can claim entries when they send you a message.


To manually verify that users have sent you a message, you can ask for their Whatsapp phone number in the verification question.

If you don't want to incentivise Whatsapp conversations for entries, you can also create a link to your Whatsapp account in the prize description area. This will allow users quick access to your business from the campaign widget.

Another alternative is to create a 'Share on Whatsapp' action. This method is built into our Viral Share action.

All you have to do is enable this from the Viral Share action, then users can click on the Whatsapp icon and send their referrers a unique Viral Share link.

Get Gleam entrants to share your campaign on Whatsapp

Entrants will only receive entries when the referral enters your Gleam campaign through the Viral Share link.

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What Entry Methods Are Available?

Here is a list of all the Entry Methods available for Gleam Competitions.