The Yodel browser extension supported by Chrome & Firefox lets you click on numbers directly from your browser to start a call.
No matter if you're looking at a website's contact details, or work in your CRM system, or work with a Google Docs, every number will be clickable and you can immediately start a call without needing to switch to Slack first.
Step 1: Click on the number you want to call. A new browser window with the Yodel interface will open:
Step 2: Pick a number you want to call from in the drop-down menu (1.) and click on the "green call button" (2.) to initiate the call.
Alternatively, you can also type in a number as: https://yodel.io/c/[number] to start a call without going through Slack.
How to add the "Click to Dial" extension
2. Just scroll down and you will be able to find the extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Google Chrome: You will be forwarded to the Chrome web store page. Press the “Add to Chrome” button.
After that a Pop-up notification will show up. Press “Add extension” and you will be able to use the Click to Dial extension on your Chrome browser.
Mozilla Firefox: You will be forwarded to the Firefox browser ADD-ONS page. Press the “Add to Firefox” button.
After that a Pop-up notification will show up. Press “Add ” and you will be able to use the Click to dial extension on your Firefox browser.
Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox extension permissions explained
This permission is necessary since the Yodel extension changes every number on a website to a link so you can make a call.
Other Google Chrome extensions such as Adblockers also ask for these kind of permission.
However, in case you don't want to give Yodel permissions for all sites, you can blacklist them:
The Yodel Chrome Extension is an Open Source code so you can also have a look at the code we used here.