Adding Web, Email and Telephone links in Text

In this section:

  • Adding Web Links in Text
  • Adding Email Links in Text
  • Adding Telephone Links in Text

Adding Web links in Text

To add a web link, simply type the URL then press the space bar. This will automatically create a link. You will know that it has been successful as the text will change to blue after you press space. For example:

Should you wish to change your link to display some custom text instead of the URL, highlight the URL and click the ‘Insert / Edit Link’ button

In the pop up, you can enter the text that you wish to display for the user to tap to open the link, then click OK:


The link will now be updated to the text that you have set:

Adding Email Links in Text

As above with web links, pressing the space bar after entering an email address will also create a link which will open your user’s default email client when tapped, with the email address in the ‘to’ field.

If you wish to change the email address to display some custom text instead of the email address, click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button as before, and set the custom text before clicking OK:

 

 

You will notice that the URL field contains ‘mailto:’ before the email address. Please leave this in place to allow the link to open your user’s email client.

Once you click OK, the email link will be changed to the custom text:

When a user taps on this text, it will open their smartphone’s default email client, with the email address populated in the ‘to’ field:

Adding Telephone Links in Text

If you wish to add tappable telephone links to allow your users to dial a number directly from the app, you should enter your text as normal, highlight the number, then click on the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button:

In the URL field, type tel: followed by your number, without spaces. In the ‘text to display field’, you can leave spaces in the number should you wish:

 

Press OK, and your number will become a link. When a user taps on the number, it will open their smartphone’s default dialler: