Add support for telephone number links

I have found out that figma allows you to add links to text in the form of “mailto:example@example.com”, which allows to add a link to email addresses. However, when I try to input a link in the form of “tel:1234567890” it fails and the “Invalid link” notification comes up. I believe that this is not the indeded behaviour of the feature and it should allow users to input any kind of urls, not just web and email urls.

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Hard agree. For now though does anybody know of a plugin that can do this?

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Come across the same issue and was hoping there’d be a simple solution… I’m formatting a CV in Figma (might be an usual choice I know, but want to practise using it!)

Managed to link the email easily with the standard ‘mailto:’ why won’t ‘tel:’ work?!

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One can easily add links to web pages in text fields and they even export correctly to pdf (which is great). However, many of the Figma files I make to export to PDF include phone and text numbers. I would like to make these clickable links much like they are on webpages.

Currently in Figma, When I enter “tel:” or “sms:” as the protocol, it shows the message “Invalid link”. A lot of these PDFs are sent via email and are opened on mobile phones/Macs so it is a common practice for me to make phone numbers clickable.

Right now I have to use Acrobat :nauseated_face: to linkify the phone numbers, and the way Figma currently exports PDFs is not very Acrobat edit friendly.

It would be a great addition to Figma to allow using protocols in URLs other than just “http:”/“https:”/“mailto:”. And, though I might not a use them atm, I can see others wanting to use custom, specific protocols for apps.

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Same request.
That feature is really missing.

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+1
…just wasted a good 20 minutes trying to figure out how to set up a link to no avail when I finally notices the error message that shows at the bottom of my screen for a split second “invalid link” … more like “unsupported link” because it’s just as valid as mailto: and is very missing. Please support this protocol.

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+1, really missing the support for tel links

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I’m preparing a PDF CV in Figma and I want to put an active link with my phone number as a contact method. After some tinkering I’ve found a workaround described below.

Where +XXXXXXXXXXX is the phone number:

  1. Create a mailto:+XXXXXXXXXXX@tel link instead of a tel:+XXXXXXXXXXX link
  2. Once finished, export and save the PDF file
  3. Open the file in a hex editor
  4. Search for XXXXXXXXXXX and find a line like /URI (mailto\072\0537XXXXXXXXXXX\100tel)
  5. In that line, remove \100tel and replace mailto with tel
  6. Save the edited file
  7. Open it on a smartphone and tap the link to test it
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keep commenting until it’s a feature :slight_smile:

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Our team is literally just meeting now and discussing the need for tel link feature… sorely needed! Cmon let’s do it!

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I’m also interested in this.

I’ll also add that there is a bomb plugin called Emailify which revolutionizes the way emails are created, and this is a huge fail to not support tel links…

Honestly yes, I just discovered that you can’t do this on Figma and I missed it so much. Definitely, something interesting and useful to add on.

Yes, please. +1

just do it

we would need this feature as well to insert tel: Links

Will also really need it too :slightly_smiling_face:

Desperately hoping for this feature too!