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Navigation

The different ways you can build navigation in projects.

You can allow users to navigate to different screens in a variety of ways:

  1. Tabs
  2. The link to screen action
  3. Using lists as menus

Tabs

Tabs are the main and most straightforward way you can present screens to users. Tabs can live in two places; at the bottom of your app or in the App Menu.

At the bottom of your app's screen
At the bottom of your app's screen
In the App Menu
In the App Menu

Creating tabs

To create a tab, visit the tabs section and click the blue plus icon.

Create new tab
Create new tab

Next, choose the source sheet for your tab, change the name, and pick an icon.

Choose the source
Choose the source

Moving tabs to the App Menu

Chat tab

Add a new tab to your app where users can chat with each other.

We can enable Chat in any app in the Navigation settings, just drag it from the hidden tabs section into either the tabs or app menu.

Chat tab
Chat tab

This adds a Chat tab where anyone can post messages and comments:

Adding a message
Adding a message

Everyone using your app sees the same messages. We cannot edit chat messages once they are posted, but you as the administrator of the app can delete them.

Deleting messages

To delete chat messages, click and hold on any message. This will allow you to then select multiple messages and delete them. This can only be done in the Glide builder.

Deleting messages
Deleting messages

This will delete the messages from the app, but they will remain in the Google Sheet unless you delete them there.

Where are chat messages stored?

Chat messages are exported to your sheet in the App: Comments sheet where comments are also exported. They are not synchronized with your sheet like other data, so deleting or editing exported chat messages will not have any effect on your app.

Signing out

If your app uses sign in then your users will be able to log out by tapping the log out button in the app menu.

Showing or Hiding Tabs

You can hide or show tabs based on User Profile data. To learn more about this, check out our guide on Visibility Conditions.

INSERT CARD CTA TO CONDITIONS

Instead of using Tabs to navigate to screens, you can use the Link to Screen Action. This action can be enabled on components like the Button and Image component. Read more below!

INSERT CARD CTA TO SHOW NEW SCREEN

Use lists as menus

By default, list items link to each item's details screen. However, you can change the action to be 'Independent Screen Configuration' and customize each screen individually.

This way – lists can act as custom menus. Read more here.

Updated 2 weeks ago
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