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 or social media platforms. Here’s how:
To start, select the object, shape, text or icon that you want to use as a “button” for the link. Then click on the “Actions” menu at the top right. From there, select the “External Link” tab.
Linking to an external website
From this tab, select to link to a “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. Click on the “Apply” button to move forward.
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.
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 to link to an “Email Address”, and type in the address you want the viewer to contact. When you’re finished, click on the “Apply” button to move forward.
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 to link it 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. When you’re finished, click on the “Apply” button.
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.