Update: We have started a new WhatsApp beta deal alert notification service, if you would like to join please click this link here, send the pre-filled message, and follow the sign up instructions. Please allow 24 hours until you start receiving the new notifications. This does not replace instant twitter alerts. You will receive a roundup of deals every few hours and hot deals as soon as they come out. This system is still in beta testing.
If you signed up for the WhatsApp notifications from this post last week, it is no longer active, thank you for your help.
Beta Test DansDeals WhatsApp Deal Alerts
Over the next week we will be beta testing a WhatsApp notification system for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Alerts will be sent out for select deals only.
THIS WILL NOT REPLACE instant alerts of all deals by signing up on Twitter for SMS messages or push notifications from the Twitter app. You can learn how to receive instant text message notifications here.
Signing up is simple.
1. Click this link from your phone or WhatsApp Web device.
You will be directed to this page in your browser:
2. Select the highlighted green WhatsApp Button above. You will be redirected to send a direct message to a foreign number beginning with +49.
3. Save the number to your contacts and then send the pre-filled message. For example you can save it as DansDeals Notifications Beta.
On Android phones to save the contact simply click the “Add” button highlighted below, on Apple phones you must add the contact by clicking on the phone number and selecting “Create New Contact”.
First click on the phone number:
Then add the contact to your phone:
If you do not save this number as a contact you will not receive messages.
Once that is complete you can send the pre-filled message and select which category deals you would like to receive. To do so click on the link located at the bottom of the auto-reply message you will receive. You will be signed up for all deal alert categories. You can also click the link to customize categories.
We would love your feedback, you can leave a comment on this post with your thoughts on the sign up process and deal format you will be receiving. We will be changing how often alerts go out, how many deals will be included in each alert, etc.
There are decent odds that this service will be removed or replaced in the near future, so don’t unsubscribe from any other DansDeals alerts you may already have in place.
It’s challenging to find a Whatsapp solution that will be able to handle tens of thousands of subscribers, so if you have any better Whatsapp solutions please email JJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great Black Friday and happy deal hunting!