Mar 19 2020 04:54 AM
Mar 19 2020 04:54 AM
I want to include a link on a website which automatically redirects you to calling a certain person in MS Teams. Similar like the 'mailto:' syntax works. I cannot figure out though, how to do this in MS Teams. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Mar 19 2020 05:01 AM
Mar 19 2020 05:09 AM
Thanks for the help! This probably solves my problem already. But I am wondering how this will work if someone has not included a phone number in teams. You can still call those people in teams. What do I list instead of the number then? Does the mail address work in that case?
Mar 19 2020 05:14 AM
Mar 19 2020 05:21 AM
Thanks again :)
So there is no way to start a VOIP call by just clicking a link? Using Circuit I was able to use 'circuit::' followed by a link to the mail address of the person. (But we do not really want to include circuit there hehe) Is there no equivalent to this in Teams?
The problem using 'tel:' is that if someone did not choose Teams as standard app, they will be asked which app they want to use and Teams was not even listed as an option for me. This is at least what I got when I just tested it. I feel like this probably would cause problems for some visitors.
Mar 19 2020 05:37 AMSolution
You have a couple of these that you can use. You want to use callto: that will open Teams and Teams will ask if you want to call that person.
callto: to call someone
tel: for phone numbers
im: for chat
Could be that you have to register these urls to Teams.
May 14 2020 08:44 AM
@JoDee35 What is the full URL that you use for a person to click and make a Teams call to a specific person. I get close with the following URL, but it doesn't quite work https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/callto:firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 2020 12:43 PM
Just use callto:email@example.com
E.G. a href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=callto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Call Me!</a>
May 20 2020 07:44 AM
did you ever get this to work ?@Sirmonj11
i was hoping to make a spread sheet with quick links, on who to call for their areas of expertise
Jun 03 2020 01:35 PM
I got it to work when Callto protocol was associated with Teams (on a Windows 10 system). We have a lot of MACs in our environment so I need to be able to implement something that doesn't require personnel to update the app associated with Callto. I'm still researching. If I find more, I'll reply on here.
Jun 03 2020 02:34 PM
@Sirmonj11 There's a defined url syntax that will trigger your Teams client to be opened to a chat with defined people. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/concepts/build-and-test/deep-links#deep-lin...
Aug 26 2020 02:43 AM - edited Aug 26 2020 02:44 AM
Yes callto looks to be a good option for Windows but with Teams being used on mobile devices and Mac too we need something better. Advertising a link which doesn't work is worse than not having a link.
If anyone finds a solution please share :)
Jan 08 2021 02:46 PM
Yes indeed! Also, if someone has a different VoIP client installed as their primary I'm guessing the CALLTO function won't go to Teams.
Jan 25 2021 02:38 AM
@LowellP Yes, it will call the default client for the callto-protocol or the instant-messaging-protocol, as designed. And as there is no defined compatibility, that may or may not work depending on the associated programs on that computer. So in the link text, you should clearly state if you are using a link to "Teams", "Skype" or whatever you use.
Instead, you may use something like
<a href="#">Teams Call</a>
to always start Teams using a browser (which might redirect to an installed program).
Jan 25 2021 03:38 AM
@Tom1Stein > For me this opens Teams web which redirects to Teams desktop but with Chat for the target user instead of a call.
Jan 25 2021 04:14 AM - edited Jan 25 2021 04:15 AM
@Ryan__W Yes, it just replaces the "im:" link, not a "call:" link (Stackoverflow.com/questions/62445962 ). It takes one more click to start a call from there, using the built-in function in Teams, but I have not found a similar way to directly start a call with Teams only.
And I'm surprised and disappointed that there is a standardized link syntax that starts non-standardized protocols.
Feb 17 2021 01:39 PM
Jul 06 2021 03:33 AM - edited Jul 06 2021 03:35 AM
For calling, this works for me.