I love the automatic icons that appear when y...

(Nicholas Christoffersen) #1

I love the automatic icons that appear when you format a column as Phone or Email.

However, for my current project, no one wants to see the SMS icon.

They would prefer to see a little WhatsApp icon that would launch the WhatsApp application.

I am logging this as a feature request, unless I missed it somewhere:

is there a way for me to control which of these action icons appear?

And in the meantime, what is the best way to add an action with a link to open the WhatsApp application?

I tried to create a virtual column and specify the URL, but I have a couple of issues:

AppSheet has a few characters, such as the forward slash / reserved for mathematical operations, and these are part of the URL address.

Secondly, the URL has to be dynamic:

a concatenation of a URL constant (https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=) , the country code, and the phone number.

(Aleksi Alkio) #2

I’m afraid we don’t have that option at this moment. Awesome does have that icon but for some reason we are not able to use all of them. I need to check the reason.

Are you able to create that URL with the concatenate?

(Nicholas Christoffersen) #3

For what it is worth, there are some good icons available via a quick Google search: pngimg.com

(Nicholas Christoffersen) #4