v6.1.3.1 - Show latest stable - 0 notes - Class: ActionView::Helpers::UrlHelper
sms_to(phone_number, name = nil, html_options = {}, &block) public

Creates an SMS anchor link tag to the specified phone_number, which is also used as the name of the link unless name is specified. Additional HTML attributes for the link can be passed in html_options.

When clicked, an SMS message is prepopulated with the passed phone number and optional body value.

sms_to has a body option for customizing the SMS message itself by passing special keys to html_options.


  • :body - Preset the body of the message.


sms_to "5155555785"
# => <a href="sms:5155555785;">5155555785</a>

sms_to "5155555785", "Text me"
# => <a href="sms:5155555785;">Text me</a>

sms_to "5155555785", "Text me",
       body: "Hello Jim I have a question about your product."
# => <a href="sms:5155555785;?body=Hello%20Jim%20I%20have%20a%20question%20about%20your%20product">Text me</a>

You can use a block as well if your link target is hard to fit into the name parameter. ERB example:

<%= sms_to "5155555785" do %>
  <strong>Text me:</strong>
<% end %>
# => <a href="sms:5155555785;">
       <strong>Text me:</strong>
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