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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?

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?!

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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