Windows 10 and Windows Insider Program users that have used the Feedback Hub know of the difficulty working around the generated links. While Microsoft has done well to include sharing feedback through social media, the core links lack the ability to be clicked on. In fact, the inability to click the link has been a major flaw of the Feedback Hub since implementation.
Many users love the ability to give feedback but are very dissatisfied with the way the current app works. Even Windows app developer Rudy Huyn vocalized his frustration about how using the Feedback Hub was unnecessarily complicated. One of these Windows enthusiasts was Bavo Luysterborg from Belgium. Bavo spent much of his free time working on a new way to work around the inability to click on Feedback Hub links. By developing an online tool conveniently called Feedbackhub.link, he managed to take the format given through the app and apply a traditional http/https web link to navigate.
Feedbackhub.link is very simple to use. Just by copying the Feedback Hub’s link into the input, a dialogue will reply with an easily shareable link. Using that link will open up the Feedback Hub immediately for users with the application installed.
As of yesterday, the tool can support up to three kinds of links: Feedback links, Announcement links, and Quest links. It even includes the essential social media buttons to click and share easily across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and more.
With a copy and paste, Bavo has opened up a new easier way to share feedback through Microsoft’s Feedback Hub application. Response has been positive towards the tool, with fellow Windows fans sending grateful tweets in reply. Some have even asked him if creating a web app for the Feedback Hub is possible, but unfortunately, the internal API isn’t open sourced as of yet. Perhaps we’ll see some compliance with Microsoft in the future to open up the hub to a broader audience either through open source API or the simple addition of clickable links.
Perhaps we’ll see some compliance with Microsoft in the future to open up the hub to a broader audience either through open source API or the simple addition of clickable links.Further reading: API, Feedback Hub, Microsoft, Windows 10