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.

1. Find Your Pre-Made Permalink

The easiest 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:

Use the 'Copy' icon to give the permalink a test run. If you'd like to update the URL used for the permalink you can do so by following the directions outlined  here!

2. Create Your Permalink

To create a permalink, add the following to the end of any URL within your app, where Appcues is installed:

?appcue=FLOWID

Be sure to replace FLOWID with your flow's id combination. This is the long string in your URL bar when you are working on a flow in the Appcues dashboard. It typically starts with -J- or -K- and looks something like this: -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, make sure to use "Show manually" targeting so that it doesn't pop up when the page loads for qualified users.

Permalinks with Dynamic URLs

If you're inserting a permalink inside another piece of Appcues content, AND you are passing the dynamic value to us as a user property, we can fill in the dynamic portion on the fly.

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}}

If you have additional questions about permalinks please let us know by writing into support@appcues.com

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