Allow mailto and tel URL Links

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05-21-2021 07:12 AM
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jcarlson
MVP Notable Contributor

I would like to see support for mailto and tel link URLs in Experience Builder.

mailto:someone@example.com 

tel:+1234567890

Especially where EB makes mobile-friendly design so easy, it would be nice to give people the option to call straight from a link. Our users are increasingly accessing our tools via smartphones, and it would be an added convenience.

 

5 Comments
jcarlson

@ShengdiZhangThank you! That's very useful to know!

ChelseaRozek

It won't allow me to add the embed widget on the list widget so I can get mailto: links on each feature, so I'm hoping for more support for mailto: functionality across widgets.

JohnNerge1

Adding my vote for this, embed isn't really going to work when you're trying to put a mailto or tel link within a text block.

AmyRoust

@ShengdiZhang 

Just wanted to add my support for this enhancement as soon as possible. I have a lot of maps/apps that list contact email addresses that vary by attribute field. We don't want to put the text of the email address on the page itself because it makes an easy target for spammers to scrape. Our company's policy is to always put the word Email and then hyperlink it with mailto:person@place.org

If we could use Arcade to construct links, that would work, too.

Prior to the first 2022 Experience Builder upgrade, I could store the email in a separate field that included mailto: before every email address and could use that field in the List widget if I chose URL as the hyperlink option. After the upgrade, ExB force appends the URL of the app as a prefix to mailto:... so my workaround is no longer viable.

This missing functionality seems like a really big omission for what is otherwise a great product that improves with every release. (I am dreading telling our Communications officer that I can't do a mailto: link because of a technical limitation.)