Saturday, March 5, 2011

Make a Tap-To-Talk Link for HeyTell on iPhone

Did you know that you can create a link that lets others connect to you on HeyTell? You'll need an iOS device and a Facebook account and can put this link in web pages, emails, Twitter...wherever you want others to chat with you - iOS and Android users can connect to you by tapping this link on their mobile devices.

Here are the steps:
  1. Go to the Profile tab on HeyTell and connect to your Facebook account.
  2. Find your Facebook ID. This is the tricky part, and you'll have to log into the Facebook web page to do this. Go to your profile and mouse-over your profile picture, then look at the status bar for a URL with a number at the end. The format should be something like "id=123456789". We are interested in just the digits; this is your Facebook UID. (More detailed instructions here)
  3. Your tap-to-talk link will have the format:

Replace ##### with your numeric Facebook UID. (EDIT: You can also view the link by going to the HeyTell Application on Facebook)

You can paste this link wherever you want, and as long as you have your Privacy Level set to Low, others can chat with you just by tapping the link on their mobile device!

This is an experimental feature, so please let us know how it works out! We'll be adding more (and easier, and for Android!) ways to connect in the future!


  1. iOS is OLD news. show some android love.

  2. So far so good, works great. All I did was talk to myself so far, but will see what the link brings later in the day.