You can now send individual WhatsApp messages to teachers and students from your SchoolMate account.
You will need to create a WhatsApp account on your mobile phone which you can then link to your laptop. You can download WhatsApp from Google Play and Apple Store.
When you have installed the App on your mobile phone you need to download WhatsApp to your computer. Open the browser on your laptop and go to: https://www.whatsapp.com/download and click the type of computer you have – Windows or Mac – and download the files. Once the download is complete, open the .exe or .dmg file and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Your laptop will now sync with your mobile phone.
Sending WhatsApp messages:
On the student and teacher basic information cards there is a space for their WhatsApp number:
When that number is filled in a WhatsApp button will appear on their general information card:
To send a message, click on the WhatsApp button. Enter the message into the form and click Send.
This will take you through to your WhatsApp account and you can click to send the message.