One of the most useful features of the Actions tab is that it empowers you with the ability to set objects as navigational beacons to external websites, email addresses, and even social media platforms, even in new tabs so your viewers can stay within your project if they choose! Here’s how to get started:
Linking to an external website
Select the object, shape, text or icon that you want to use as a “button” for the link. Then click on Actions at the top, and select the Web tab from the top left of the menu that appears.
From this tab, select Link to: Website and type in the target web address. Additionally, you can select whether the link will Open in Same Tab or Open in New Tab.
Note: If your viewers need the liberty to go back and forth between the linked website and the presentation, it is recommended to set this to Open in New Tab.
Click Apply when you are finished. Test out your new linked object by entering Present mode, and then verify that the link is both reaching the target and opening in the assigned tab.
Linking to an email address
If you want your object to queue an email message to an intended recipient, select Link to: Email Address, and type in the address you want the viewer to contact.
Click Apply when you are finished. Test out your new email link by entering Present mode and ensure it’s opening an email client for the viewer, towards the assigned address.
Linking to social media
If you would like your object to send over to a social media page, select Link to: Social Media, then choose a social media app from the dropdown menu.
Next, input the handle for the social media channel you are referencing. In the example, we’ve linked the object to the Visme Facebook page with our handle, vismeapp.
Click Apply when you are finished. Test out your new social media link by entering Present mode, ensuring that the viewer arrives at the social media destination you intended.
Note: To remove any of the existing links you’ve created for any of your objects, select the objects, open the Actions tab, and navigate to the bottom and select Remove Link.
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