Internal links are a simple yet powerful way to connect related event content! While External Links lead to areas outside your event app, such as a website, Internal Links link to features and feature items you've created in your Webex Events App, such as a session to a speaker or sponsor. This provides your attendees with easy, intuitive navigation throughout the app.

Animated GIF showing a mobile app user tapping on an internal link item in an Agenda session.

Use Internal Links to drive awareness for sessions, speakers, sponsors, and more! Keep reading to learn how. 📖

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Types of Internal Links

Many places throughout the Event App support Internal Links, and you can even add them in bulk using import templates. The following features and feature items support Internal Links:

⭐️ Keep in mind, Internal Links listed in features appear to attendees on the Mobile App and web version in the following order:

  • Agenda sessions

  • Sponsors

  • Speakers

  • Documents*

  • Single Document*

  • Web List items*

  • Video Rooms*

  • Exhibitors

  • Single Item

  • Custom List items

  • Banner images**

*Any feature or item marked with a single asterisk doesn't have an 'Add Internal Links' section, so you must link to it from the feature you want to associate it with. You can't link items marked with an asterisk together. (Video Rooms and Single Document, for example).

**Banner layout images can't link to Video Rooms or Web Link features.

Add Internal Links

To add an Internal Link to an individual item, edit the item and find the 'Add Internal Links' section. Refer to the documentation for each feature for a complete overview of where to insert Internal Links.

Screenshot of the Add Internal Links section of a feature. Speakers, a sponsor, and a document have been linked.

In the search field, simply enter the name of the existing item you want to link to. Search for the name of a session, speaker, sponsor, or anything else from the list at the beginning of this article. Select the item you want to link to, then click Save Changes. It's that easy! 👍

⭐️ Keep in mind, before adding an Internal Link to an item, that item must first exist. For example, you must create a Speaker profile in the Speakers feature before internally linking it to a session.

Internal Links in practice

When attendees view a feature with Internal Links, such as an Agenda session, the linked items display in the order listed previously. Attendees select any of the internally linked items to view them instantly. For example, the GIF at the beginning of this article shows tapping a speaker Internal Link from an Agenda session.

Screenshot showing a Sponsor profile in the Web App. Some internal links are indicated.

Since Documents, Single Document, Video Rooms, and Web List feature items launch immediately when a user clicks on them, Internal Links don't appear within those items. For example, if a Single Document is linked to an Agenda session, the document appears in the session's Details tab. However, since a Single Document launches immediately when a user clicks it, there's no place in the Single Document feature for the linked Agenda session to appear.

Pro tips! 😎

  • When choosing your Internal Links for an item, consider other areas of the Event App or Community that users may be interested in. For example, when they're viewing an Agenda session, they may want to know who the speaker is and they may want to also review presentation slides.

  • Internal Links to features always appear in the web version and Mobile App in the order shown earlier in this article. Items within the features display in the order set in their respective features. If you want a certain speaker to show up first in the list, edit your Speakers feature and move that speaker to the top of the list.

  • Showcase sponsors in your event by linking them to sessions, video rooms, or other events they're sponsoring. Our Showcasing Sponsors article has more great ideas about highlighting sponsors in your Event App.

Now you know all about Internal Links. Refer to our guide on using External Links for even more awesome content enrichment ideas!

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