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With HiHaHo you can add hyperlinks to your video using action types, text buttons, and menu-items.

But did you know that hyperlinks can also help viewers perform actions such as sending an email or Whatsapp message?

This guide provides tips and tricks on how to use these kinds of URLs in your HiHaHo videos.

The basics

You can enter ‘regular’ links in the following formats. These links work for all platforms and devices

www.hihaho.com

https://www.hihaho.com

 

Sending an email

Mailto links can be used to send an email to a provided email address. The user that clicks this link will be prompted to open an email client. A new mail will be automatically filled in with your provided data.

Keep in mind that this only works when the viewers of your video installed an email client like Outlook on Windows or Gmail on Android. Use the following text and change email@xample.com to your own email adress

mailto://email@xample.com

You can also provide a subject by appending ?subject=mail_subject to the link.

mailto://email@xample.com?subject=Sending an email

 

Sending a Whatsapp message

Another option is to let viewers send a Whatsapp message to your phone number.

This trick only works on phones with Whatsapp installed. Use the following text and change phone_number in your own phone number.

whatsapp://send/phone_number?text=message

 

Calling a phone number

You can prompt the user to call a phone number.

This will not work on every device, but it will mainly work on mobile devices (phones). Use the text below and change phonenumber in your own phone number.

tel://phonenumber

 

Opening a Facebook page

Linking to a Facebook profile page is also possible. This only works on mobile devices (iPad/tablets and phones) and requires the Facebook app.

fb://profile/profile_id

Using a normal link like “http://www.facebook.com/pages/yourpage” would be a better option, because this link works even if facebook is not installed on the clients’ device.

 

Calling a Skype user

Opening Skype and making a call to an user.

Works on desktop and mobile, but requires Skype to be installed.

skype://username?call

 

Calling a FaceTime user

Prompt the user to make a call via FaceTime.

Only works on iOS devices.

facetime://username

 

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