WhatsApp messages

November 16, 2022 John O'Keefe

You can now send individual WhatsApp messages to teachers and students from your SchoolMate account.

Getting started:

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.

Once downloaded and installed, follow the instructions on your laptop:


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:

WhatsApp number

When that number is filled in a WhatsApp button will appear on their general information card:

Whats App button

To send a message, click on the WhatsApp button. Enter the message into the form and click Send.

Enter message

This will take you through to your WhatsApp account and you can click to send the message.

WhatsApp message