You can create blogs in Notion or even landing pages, but if no visitors convert into paying clients, your business will suffer. Fortunately, Notion offers many features that help with conversion rate optimization — especially if you use it in conjunction with Super.
You get to create clickable CTA buttons, set up a navbar for your Notion website, embed different widgets, and create aesthetic pages that people want to interact with. Notion Callout block is one feature that not only helps with conversion but also with making Notion look aesthetic.
In this guide, we will discuss all that you need to know about the Notion callout block. We will discuss in depth how to set it up, customize, and employ it at the right places and times.
Let’s get started.
What is a callout block in Notion?
Notion callout is a block type in Notion that lets you make a phrase of text stand out from the rest of the page by giving it a different background color and adding an icon next to it. This block contributes to the aesthetics of the page by granting your content a different flavor and providing readers a visual relief from the monotony of the rest of the page.
How to create a Notion callout block?
Creating a callout block in Notion is a simple six-step process:
1. Open your Notion page and place your cursor where you want the callout block to appear
You can either create a new Notion page or open an existing one where you want to add the callout block. Scroll down to the place in the page where you want to add the callout block and click between the blocks where you want to place it.
2. Type “/callout” and select the callout block
You can initiate the callout block just like any other block by simply typing the forward slash character and typing the name of the block.
Click on the “Callout” option to initiate the callout block that appears as soon as you type “/callout”
3. Enter your content within the callout block
You can now type content into the callout block. It can be a CTA, a cool tip, a quote from a subject matter expert, or anything else. Anything that you want to stand out from the rest of the text can be added into the callout block.
4. Change the icon
It’s time to customize the callout block in Notion. You can change the icon and the font and background colors to match with the theme of your page.
To change the icon of the callout block, click on the six-dots icon that appears when you hover over the block and select the “Icons” option.
This will pull up a tray of icons that you can choose from. You can even change the skin tone of the icons if you want to by clicking on the “palm” icon that appears at the top-right section of the tray.
5. Change the font and background color
To customize the color of the callout block, click on the six-dots icon again and select the “color” option. Notion will display a section that allows you to either change the color of the font or its background. You can change the color of the callout by changing the background color.
Choose the palette that aligns the best with the theme of the page.
6. Hyperlink text, mention someone, or add a reminder
If you are not using Super, you won’t be able to create clickable buttons — The callout block can be the next best alternative for a CTA section. Since the text stands out from the page due to the unique design and color combination, you can make the clickable text elevate by putting it inside a call-out block.
For that, you just need to hyperlink your text. To do that, select the phrase that would turn into anchor text and select the “Link” option. With that, Notion will allow you to add a URL that gets linked to the phrase of text you highlighted.
In case you want to keep the Notion page private and mention only your team, or even just set a reminder in your journal inside the callout block, you can do that by using the “@” operator. As soon as you type in “@”, Notion gives you the option to tag someone within the teamspace or even add a reminder.
What’s the shortcut for the Notion callout block?
Unfortunately, there is no keyboard shortcut for creating the callout block in Notion. The fastest method to create one is by typing “/callout” and clicking on the callout block option that appears.
How to change the color of the Notion callout block?
You can change the color of the callout block by clicking on the six-dot icon, then clicking on color, and finally selecting the background color of choice.