Tap to perform an action

Buttons can be configured to trigger different actions when your users tap them. You can make a button:

  • Open a link

  • Make a phone call

  • Start a text message

  • Send an email

  • Open a map with a specific address

  • Show share sheet

  • Copy to clipboard

  • Trigger a form

  • Link to a screen


The Button component has four parts:

The button component
  1. The selection of the column in your Google Sheet

  2. The style of the button

  3. The action you want it to trigger

  4. The text that appears on the button

Each action will require a different type of data from your spreadsheet.

  • Open as link will require a URL (https://www.glideapps.com)

  • Phone Call & Text message will require a phone number, ideally formatted with the country’s code +14153407257

  • Send email will require an email hello@glideapps.com

  • Open map for address will require an address, e.g 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

  • Copy to clipboard will require a column with the text you want to copy

  • Trigger a form is another way of invoking the Form Button functionality

  • Link to a screen allows you to link to another sheet without using a tab at the bottom of your app.

  • Show share sheet triggers the phones native share menu and allows users to share the link to the app.

The color of the button is defined by your theme’s accent color and can’t at the moment be configured individually.