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Go-To Actions

Go-To Actions take the user to your website where the action can be completed. Unlike One Click Actions, go-to actions can be interacted with multiple times.

A GoTo link in Gmail A Go-To Action in Inbox
Go-to actions in Gmail and in Inbox.

Use Cases

Go-To Actions currently supported by Gmail and Inbox are:

More actions might be supported in the future.

View Action

You may add a ViewAction button to emails requiring users to go to your site to complete the action.

The following declaration adds a ViewAction button to an email:

Json-Ld

<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "EmailMessage",
  "action": {
    "@type": "ViewAction",
    "url": "https://watch-movies.com/watch?movieId=abc123",
    "name": "Watch movie"
  },
  "description": "Watch the 'Avengers' movie online"
}
</script>

Microdata

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/EmailMessage">
  <div itemprop="action" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ViewAction">
    <link itemprop="url" href="https://watch-movies.com/watch?movieId=abc123"/>
    <meta itemprop="name" content="Watch movie"/>
  </div>
  <meta itemprop="description" content="Watch the 'Avengers' movie online"/>
</div>

Publisher data

You can add details about the organization sending the email message by setting the publisher field:

Json-Ld

<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "EmailMessage",
  "description": "Watch the 'Avengers' movie online",
  "action": {
    "@type": "ViewAction",
    "url": "https://watch-movies.com/watch?movieId=abc123",
    "name": "Watch movie"
  },
  "publisher": {
    "@type": "Organization",
    "name": "Google Play",
    "url": "https://play.google.com",
    "url/googlePlus": "https://plus.google.com/106886664866983861036"
  }
}
</script>

Microdata

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/EmailMessage">
  <meta itemprop="description" content="Watch the 'Avengers' movie online"/>
  <div itemprop="action" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ViewAction">
    <link itemprop="url" href="https://watch-movies.com/watch?movieId=abc123"/>
    <meta itemprop="name" content="Watch movie"/>
  </div>
  <div itemprop="publisher" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="Google Play"/>
    <link itemprop="url" href="https://play.google.com"/>
    <link itemprop="url/googlePlus" href="https://plus.google.com/106886664866983861036"/>
  </div>
</div>

Track Action

You may add a TrackAction button to emails requiring users to go to your site to track packages being delivered.

A TrackAction is automatically generated when you specify the trackingUrl property, as in the following example:

Json-Ld

<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "ParcelDelivery",
  "deliveryAddress": {
    "@type": "PostalAddress",
    "streetAddress": "24 Willie Mays Plaza",
    "addressLocality": "San Francisco",
    "addressRegion": "CA",
    "addressCountry": "US",
    "postalCode": "94107"
  },
  "expectedArrivalUntil": "2013-03-12T12:00:00-08:00",
  "carrier": {
    "@type": "Organization",
    "name": "FedEx"
  },
  "itemShipped": {
    "@type": "Product",
    "name": "iPod Mini"
  },
  "partOfOrder": {
    "@type": "Order",
    "orderNumber": "176057",
    "merchant": {
      "@type": "Organization",
      "name": "Bob Dole"
    }
  },
  "trackingUrl": "http://fedex.com/track/1234567890"
}
</script>

Microdata

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ParcelDelivery">
  <div itemprop="deliveryAddress" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/PostalAddress">
    <meta itemprop="streetAddress" content="24 Willie Mays Plaza"/>
    <meta itemprop="addressLocality" content="San Francisco"/>
    <meta itemprop="addressRegion" content="CA"/>
    <meta itemprop="addressCountry" content="US"/>
    <meta itemprop="postalCode" content="94107"/>
  </div>
  <meta itemprop="expectedArrivalUntil" content="2013-03-12T12:00:00-08:00"/>
  <div itemprop="carrier" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="FedEx"/>
  </div>
  <div itemprop="itemShipped" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="iPod Mini"/>
  </div>
  <div itemprop="partOfOrder" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Order">
    <meta itemprop="orderNumber" content="176057"/>
    <div itemprop="merchant" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
      <meta itemprop="name" content="Bob Dole"/>
    </div>
  </div>
  <link itemprop="trackingUrl" href="http://fedex.com/track/1234567890"/>
</div>

Specification

The following table lists all available properties for this type:

Property Type Description
description Text Snippet of text describing the contents of the email.
action Action (required) Actions supported for EmailMessage.
action.url URL (required) URL to navigate to when user executes the action.
action.name Text A user visible name that is shown in the user interface associated with the action.
publisher Organization The entity responsible for publishing the message. Also accepts a string (e.g. "").
publisher.name Text Name of the Organization.
publisher.url URL URL of the Organization.
publisher.url/googlePlus URL URL of the Google+ Page for the organization.