Linking Directly to a Flow (Permalink)

Whenever you publish an Appcues flow, a permalink is generated. Permalinks are composed of the URL your flow was built with and a manual call to force show the published flow. 

A permalink to a flow will ignore any targeting you've created so, no matter who the user is or how many times they visit the link, they will always see that flow. Permalinks can be used to email your in-app tutorials or guides to users, send flows to colleagues to test out, and to relaunch flows that are otherwise set to show once.

Here's a permalink of how to create a permalink (permaception ;-)

There are two ways to get a permalink.

Find Your Pre-Made Permalink

Once you've published a flow and you're installed, you will get a pop up notification with the permalink. Another way to find the permalink is to click on the Share button in your Settings page, right next to Unpublish.

When you click the share button, you will see this screen:

Create Your Permalink

To create a permalink, add the following to the end of your flow's URL:

?appcue=CONTENTID

Be sure to replace CONTENTID with your flow's content ID. This is the long string in your URL bar that typically starts with -J- or -K- and looks something like -K-TcpXZX9BeILfiklqJ

Your complete permalink should look something like:

https://link.to/your/site?appcue=-K-TcpXFDdsS2FcnZ

Creating a Link-Specific Flow

If you'd like to create a flow that is only visible via permalink, create the flow as normal. Before publishing the flow, you'll have to target it to a URL that doesn't exist.
To do that, enter a false location such as "/NonexistentPath" under Display > At a specific path  

Permalinks with Dynamic URLs

Typically with Appcues you can link to flows across pages by redirecting users to a new URL and triggering a flow at that location. However, dynamic URLs are generally unreachable with one standard link, unless they contain a value that you are passing into Appcues as a user property. 

For example, if your dynamic URL looks like: https://yourplatform.com/dashboard/23249 where 23249 is an account ID (recognizable by Appcues as a user property), you can append your Appcues flow ID to a URL such as https://yourplatform.com/dashboard/{{account_id}}

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