Social Networking



How do I put a clickable link in a Facebook Note?

By JADavis9 ·
The Notes app in Facebook is driving me crazy!
While I am creating a Note, I enter a link with www. and .com and it then turns blue with an underline, so it has obviously been identified as a link. But after I finish creating the Note and Publish it or even just Preview it, the URL is no longer a clickable link. It is just displayed as normal text.
I have played with this for quite a while and haven't been able to figure out why it seems to fail like this.
What up?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

try contacting

by PurpleSkys In reply to How do I put a clickable ...

Facebook's tech support and ask them the same question. I tried the same thing and you're right, it doesn't remain as a clickable link.

Collapse -

HTML is your friend

you have to wrap the link in <a> tags. be sure to use the full link with the http:// or facebook assumes it is a facebook page and gets confused when trying to serve up the page.

this is a link "<"a href="" target="_blank"></a">"

just take out the double quotes surrounding the open and close <>

Collapse -

I'm kinda dumb so can you say it differently?

by JADavis9 In reply to How do I put a clickable ...

I got confused when you started talking about tags and quotes. Could you maybe Reply with just the text that you would put in a note? Or maybe it is more complicated than that due to this tag thing. I don't even know what that means. I do know that I can tag a User in a Comment or in a Photo if they are my Friend, but I don't understand your use of the term, tag, in this issue.

Collapse -

HTML is really your friend

For what you are trying to do you really need to know some HTML, but that aside, the line

this is a link "<"a href="" target="_blank">"</a>"

is a sample of what you need to do but it cut of the closing "</a>" tag. Completly different than "tagging" a photo. Facebook's note feature wasn't designed to handle html tags without knowing how to write these in html. to write a tag, you start with the opening which is the less than symbol then the a
then add the href which is the address of the site href="" The target="_blank" makes it open in a new window. the greater than symbol is the end of that piece and the next text is what they will see on the page. then the last part with the /a inside the less than and greater than symbols is what tells the browser that the tag is closed and to go back to treating things as normal text.

Related Discussions

Related Forums