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Creating a phone link


How to Create link to call a phone number?


In other words a clickable hyperlink to call from your phone

9 answers

3 votes
Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 14, 2018

It might be, if an admin will enable it. But it is often disabled due to security concerns. Also with a user macro, you can change the macro (style, function, etc,), and have it update all instances. With the HTML macro option, you have to manually update all instances.

Here is the macro:

## Macro title: Phone Number
## Developed by: Bill Bailey, MarketCom, LLC
## Date created: 2018.11.14
## Version: 0.2

## @param phoneNumber:title=Phone Number

<a href="tel:$paramphoneNumber">$paramphoneNumber</a>

It is horrible that markdown doesn't support tel: link... 

In 2020, age of smartphones ???

Like hml likes this
  1. Ctrl-K (for insert link or Cmd-K on MacOs)
  2. Choose "Web link" from the left hand side-menu
  3. Into the Address field type "tel:12345"
  4. Into the Address field type "tel://12345"
  5. Into the Link text field type: 12345 or whatever you like the link to read
  6. [Insert]

I am running Confluence v7 but this always worked also on earlier versions.

4) The forward slashes are required for this validate as a URI

Did this actually work for you? It was the natural thing to do for me, but when the page is published, the link is replaced by `#`.

Like oliverwi likes this

tel://+4912345 worked for me (with slashes)

Like oliverwi likes this
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Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 15, 2018

It does, but may be easier to get an admin to add a user macro than to open something flagged as a potential security risk. ;-)

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@Bill Bailey I'm with you - good point with security! Problem may be that you need admin rights for creating a user macro too. 

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Wouldn't it be easier enabling HTML macro than rather writing an own user macro? Just a thought...

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 13, 2018

Yes, I'll get you something tomorrow.

Thank you! Except I do not write code :)


Can you help?

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 13, 2018

Or if the HTML macro is not enabled, you could write a user code to insert the same kind of link in the page, with the one parameter being the phone number.

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Hi @Lilly - welcome to community

you can easily create a phone link using HTML Macro (pay attention as it is enabled by default) and use something like

<a href="tel:+12 34 567 891">+12 34 567 891</a>

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