How to insert Hyperlink in the Descirption of ICS File

Dear Community,   We built an App which connects 2 Colleagues to do a Virtual Coffee Break together. Everything works fine except the Problem that we want to include a Hyperlink in the ICS File which direct the User to the Teams-Call/Chat. The Link (msteams:/l/chat/0/0?users=EMAIL) works fine. But it only works without www. or https or htttp in Front. So Outlook doesn’t recocnice it as a Link. So we need a way to somehow mark a Text Snippet as a Link so the Users can easily open it without having to copy and paste it to their Browsers.  Since you can’t simply write HTML into the Descprition, we are struggeling to find a way to solve that problem.   Is there someone out here who is able to help us? Thanks in Advance.   Best Regards, Frederik
1 answers

Okay. We found the Soution.

What you need to do is creating an Alternative Description where you use HTML.


Just add following snippet to your iCal String:

X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"><HTML><BODY><a href="msteams:/l/chat/0/0?users=EMAIL" target="_blank">LinkText</a></BODY></HTML>