How to make a virtual invite to WhatsApp

Want to make a virtual invitation to send on WhatsApp and don’t know how? The process is simpler than you might think, just know the right tools. In fact, with the practice of delivering invitations “by hand” becoming increasingly rare, it is necessary to adapt – and fast.

In addition to offering more versatility, virtual invitations are an interesting way to save money. And, with a good dose of creativity, they can be as stylish as a paper option.

If you’re not very skilled, most platforms offer templates with different themes: Christmas dinner; New Year; birthday; baby tea; wedding; graduation and the list doesn’t end there.

1. Creative Cloud Express: Design

  • Compatibility: Android, iOS and Web
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Creative Cloud Express: Design (formerly Adobe Spark) is an editing application with a simple and accessible interface. While not as popular as Canva, this option delivers a very similar experience.

The highlight is the models on the platform that, in addition to being numerous, are creative and modern. Incidentally, they include great alternatives to virtual invitations. See how to use the app.

  1. At the top of the screen, use the search field to search for “Virtual Invitation”. Among the results, select the template you prefer and click on “Customize this template”;
  2. Then you will see some tools at the bottom. In “Colors”, you can view palette suggestions for your art. Click on the options to change the model composition. To proceed, tap on “Add”;
  3. With this feature, you can create text, stickers, paste, insert images, change the background and so on. To set the template text, click on them and various tools will emerge. When finished, tap the “Done” button in the upper right corner, “Save”.

Those who want the full app experience can subscribe to the service for R$51.90 per month or R$499.90 per year. In both cases, a two-week free trial is offered.

2. Canvas

  • Compatibility: Android, iOS, and Web
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Canva is certainly one of the top options when it comes to editing templates. This includes posts to social media, covers for videos, and, of course, invites to WhatsApp. Just like the previous app, its use is very simple.

  1. In Canva, the process is similar. Use the search field to find a model and tap on the result you prefer;
  2. Then use the “+” button to add stickers, GIFs, images, texts, and more. To edit the template text, click on it and explore the available tools;
  3. At the end of editing, tap on the Share button at the top of the screen and on “Save as”.

Like the Adobe app, Canva has paid plans. Here, the user needs to pay BRL 34.90 monthly or BRL 289.90 a year. These amounts are only charged after the free trial period, which lasts for 30 days.

3. Festalab

  • Compatibility: Web
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Unlike previous platforms, Festalab is aimed exclusively at virtual invitations. In addition to being a more objective alternative, the site also offers the possibility to confirm attendance at events.

  1. Access the website and use the search engine on the right side to search for a virtual invitation. If you want, you can also browse the suggested themes below. Choose one and, on the next screen, click on “Custom”;
  2. Then you have to answer a series of questions about the event. Enter the name, the event will be in person or by video call, the date, time, and the address or link of the call;
  3. The collected data will be added to the invitation. To edit it, click on the preview on the next page and on the “Edit” command at the top of the screen. You can even add an end date for guests to confirm their attendance. To send on WhatsApp, click “Share” and complete the process.

To review the invitation and view the attendance confirmations, access the invitation again. Festalab, while not offering subscription plans, does have paid invitation templates. In addition to the numerous free options, users can come across editable templates for R$14.90 or R$19.90.

Some platforms, like Canva, also allow the user to add links to invites. Therefore, if the occasion is a Christmas get-together, for example, it is possible to link to the site where the names will be drawn.

If you find the idea of ​​sending virtual invitations via WhatsApp interesting, know that this can also be done with business cards (those that contain the name and contact information of a professional).

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