extension ExtPose

Tel Linker

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Description from extension meta

Locates telephone numbers on a page and converts them into clickable links.

Image from store Tel Linker
Description from store By default, the extension only supports U.S. phone numbers, however users can add custom matching Regular Expression. I recommend testing your regex at https://regex101.com/. When formatting the links, the groups are filled in using {#}. If the regex test showing matching group 1 is 67, then {1} will be replaced with 67. {0} will always replace with the originally matched string. Keep in mind that in order to use this extension you must have software which can bind on your protocol of choice (see windows default programs, default programs by protocol)! Applications like Cisco Jabber, Skype, VerticalWave Dialer, etc. Either that or you have to have a phone system that supports some kind of http/https dialing, ie: http://callsystem.mycompany/call?number={1}{2}{3} When matching phone numbers, it will provides 4 replacement variables for you to work with. {0} translates to the original number, in its a original state. {1} is the area code, {2} is the 3 digit part, and {3} is the four digit part. EG: (555) 666-7777 {0} = (555) 666-7777 {1} = 555 {2} = 666 {3} = 7777 The default settings create a tel link, formatted as +1-555-666-7777, without changing the actual displayed text. If you need to use something other than tel, would like a different format, or need another dial out code, just change it in options! I would recommend that you not use the {0} replacement for the actual Tel Link portion, simply because some websites have decided to use 'pretty' formatting on their phone numbers, ie: 555.666.7777. Using periods in a phone number, for most phone clients, is not valid. The standard is to use either dashes to separate the numbers ({1}-{2}-{3}) or to simply have no separation ({1}{2}{3}). If for some reason the extension misses a phone number, you can also try selecting the phone number and right clicking to use the context menu option. It will still try and apply the matching standards on the number just in case the issue was related to some odd DOM circumstance; if it can't match a phone number, it will simply parse out whatever protocol you've set and stick it in front of whatever you have highlighted. You can also choose to mark either a single page or an entire domain as 'filtered', meaning Tel Linker will not find and replace phone numbers for that page/domain. To do so, just click the phone icon to the right of your address bar, and choose the option you prefer. To re-enable Tel Linker for the domain/page, just repeat the process, or go to the extension options and remove the domain/page from the filtered list. If you run into any glitches, or have any suggestions, feel free to comment about it; I like to tinker with things in my spare time!

Latest reviews

  • (2021-10-11) Nate Jackson: It's next to perfect, my only issue is that it doesn't open in a new window! You may consider adding target="_blank" or an option to do this! Thanks
  • (2021-08-21) Stuart Foster: I use it to call any numbers Telephone Number Detection Offered by: CTI-Telephony does not detect from tel linkers rght click button options script Tel Link Format: Tel: (1)-(2)-(3) Link Text Format: {0} used with ms your phone app
  • (2021-02-03) Casey Casey: Causes website issues with Autotask and also Cisco Control Hub
  • (2020-11-13) Mike Brennan: Works with Google Voice in Chrome!! As stated, I changed TEL: to SIP: and saved. It now prompts me to use Google Voice. Well done and thank you.
  • (2020-02-01) Amir Yazdani: its an awesome plugin. its so useful and great . pls add an ability to set a hot key for calling a selected then this plugin will be 100% thanks
  • (2019-06-05) guillaume lissorgues: Hey, nice, simple (a bit too simple maybe), how do you link to Skype? Best,
  • (2019-04-04) Poмaн Бoр: Приложение отличное, но не могу настроить его на работу с сайтом houzz.ru Если кто-то может помочь - буду крайне благодарен!
  • (2019-02-06) Nupak Kummoonta: how to reset popup linker or protocol my chrome cant tel with Skype
  • (2018-11-26) TERRY CASEY: Gave a 5 but can't get it to work....when i click a number it goes to dial out from facetime....but i want it to call out from google hangouts or google voice.
  • (2018-10-01) Piero Graziano Ioppo: Works perfectly
  • (2018-03-15) Kevin Vincent: love the dialing rules ability
  • (2016-02-28) Antonio da Silva: Now just need one for internet explorer...

Latest issues

  • (2021-11-11, v:0.5.3) Kenneth Conrad D'Souza: Truly sad there's no support for this very useful tool
    I see there's no support, no developer response, not much of any discussion... Truly disappointing that such a useful, widely usable tool / extension like this is put out and then abandoned irresponsibly 😔. I wouldn't even have minded paying for this if it worked and was actively developed. I probably have to remove this tantalising extension and look elsewhere for something similar. Anyone has any suggestions?
  • (2021-11-10, v:0.5.3) Kenneth Conrad D'Souza: Very useful if it worked!
    I have tried to make this work but can't seem to. I am using Chrome on Mac. I see it highlights the numbers correctly but clicking on them does nothing. If I select / highlight the phone number and bring up the pop up it gives the options to "Call Number" whereby Chrome attempts to make a call via FaceTime. Can someone elaborate on the Options? My numbers in an online CRM are of the format (123) 456-7890 and also 123-456-7890 Also, what is the difference between this and extension Telephone Number Detection? Why two confusing extensions instead of one good / comprehensive working solution?! Thanks!
  • (2021-10-15, v:0.5.3) Alan Parsons: Mangled links
    I'm trying to use this to make API calls to my VoIP desk phone via HTTP. The URL format is http://PHONE.IP.ADDRESS/cgi-bin/api-make_call?phonenumber={1}{2}{3}&account=0&password=phone-admin-password. The TelLinker extension replaces a couple special characters. Here's what I get: ?phonenumber={1}{2}{3}%26account&0&password=phone-admin-password The phonenumber section is correct and the password section is correct, but the first ampersand has been replaced with %26 and the second equals has been replaced with an ampersand. This happens no matter what order I put the operators in. For example, if I shuffle them around so it's account= & password= & phonenumber=, the first & becomes %26 and the second = becomes &. This leads me to believe that it's regex, but it could be a Chrome variable storage issue instead. Either way, this issue makes this extension almost but not quite usable for me. I've tried ` and \ as escape characters, I've tried HTML notation to create ampersands (&), but nothing I've tried has worked. Is there anything you can point me at to escape these characters?
  • (2021-04-05, v:0.5.3) Bryan Franco: Firefox and GitHib issues
    I tried installing in Firefox and it says it wont allow to install because it appears to be corrupt. Also, the GitHub link is broken.
  • (2020-01-29, v:0.5.3) Ashot Martirosyan: After clicking the number it pops { Make a call from - People } not from Skype
    After clicking the number it pops { Make a call from - People } not from Skype . After couple days of use on Chrome it changed to { Make a call from - People } . Uninstalling Skype , Chrome and removing Tel Linker and putting back does not solve the problem .
  • (2020-01-14, v:0.5.3) Mike Benoit: Replaces phone numbers in text areas, which break the HTML.
    If it finds a telephone number in a textarea field, it replaces it with a link and breaks the text area in the process. :(
  • (2019-10-15, v:0.5.3) Timothy Rausch: GitHub Link
    Hello, looks like the link to the GitHub repo is broken. Would ease my mind knowing who develops this.
  • (2019-04-30, v:0.5.3) Paul Gaponov: URL Dialing
    Hello, is there a way to silently open new tab and close it when dialing using URL dialing? currently when I press the number to dial, it dials but it opens a new link and I have to click back to go back to the page I was. any way to fix that?
  • (2019-04-09, v:0.5.3) JT Hughes: Softfone on my desktop iMac - need numbers to go through that program
    I have an iMac with a softfone by AT&T ([email protected]). How do I configure this extension send the clickable numbers through my softfone?
  • (2019-04-04, v:0.5.3) Poмaн Бoр: How to setup addon for work with: 8 (900) 123-45-67 formated numbers? Thanks!
    8 (900) 123-45-67 site houzz.ru
  • (2019-01-27, v:0.4.0) Michael McBrien: Removing Characters from Formatting
    Hi, on a url call i am receiving page that looks like : [ { "phn_numbr" : "1234567890" } ] Is there a way to remove characters in tel link formatting options so that I can use click to call feature? Thanks!!
  • (2018-12-16, v:0.4.0) Brett Sanford: extension doesn't seem to work
    extension doesn't seem to work also noticed it's trying to do something with facebook, but maybe that's something it found on the page, not sure? accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/iframe#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.quora.com&rpcToken=462886694.41653425:1 Error in response to storage.get: SecurityError: Blocked a frame with origin "https://accounts.google.com" from accessing a cross-origin frame. at onFilterList (chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:64:48) at Object.callback (chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:41:9) at chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:30:22 staticxx.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter/r/j-GHT1gpo6-.js?version=43#channel=ff08c7aba0f49&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.quora.com:1 Error in response to storage.get: SecurityError: Blocked a frame with origin "https://staticxx.facebook.com" from accessing a cross-origin frame. at onFilterList (chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:64:48) at Object.callback (chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:41:9) at chrome-extension://ceiihmdnpjglaoolchdmncoffhhbgodj/content_script.js:30:22
  • (2018-09-27, v:0.4.0) Mark Milotay: What happens with the phone number
    Is the formatting of the number happening locally on my machine or is any information being sent back to your company?
  • (2018-03-27, v:0.4.0) For Everyone: Australia Numbers
    I am totally new to this extension.I am dialing in australia. The numbers of Australia like in this format on whitepages... (07) 4094 1041. Can you guide me how i can do settings to dial it with click.and i am dialing through xlite.
  • (2018-03-21, v:0.4.0) Nir Melamoud: does not do anything
    not with the click when it have a link to it, not with right click and select it, nothing
  • (2016-12-20, v:0.4.0) Steve Lawrance: UK numbers
    Hi there, I cant make the program highlight 11 digit numbers? Is there a way to do this? Thanks Steve


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4.4 (18 votes)
Last update / version
2019-02-05 / 0.5.3
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