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Outlook: How to add a clickable phone number in email signature

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-06-21

Normally, a phone number added in email signature is shown as plain text in Outlook. Here this tutorial tells you how to add a phone number clickable in email signature.
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Note: Here takes Outlook 2021 as an instance, the steps and descriptions may have some differences in other Outlook versions.


Add a clickable phone number in email signature

 

1. Enable Outlook, in the Email view, under Home tab, click New Email to enable a new Message window.
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2. In the Message window, click Insert tab, then click Signature > Signature. See screenshot:
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3. Then click New button under Email Signature tab in the Signature and Stationery window to display the New Signature dialog, then type a name for the new signature. Click OK.
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4. Go back to Signature and Stationery window, in the Edit signature textbox, type the signature contents without the phone number. Then click the hyperlink icon.
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5. In Insert Hyperlink window, type the phone number format you want to be shown in the signature in the Text to display textbox, and type the actual phone number without any delimiters with tel: at the front in the Address textbox. Click OK.
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You can see the phone number is shown in blue and with an underline. Click OK to successfully create the signature.
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Now when you create a new email or reply to or forward an email in the Message window, click Insert tab, and choose the signature that contains the phone number under Signature group, the signature with the phone number clickable will be inserted into the email body.
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You can test the phone number clickable like this:

Hold Ctrl key to click the phone number link, a window pops out to ask you which app is used to open the link, click the one you need and click OK.
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