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android – Deep Linking for opening Outlook Groups app from another app

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


We’re building an app that display data from Outlook Groups. Is there any schema or URL support for opening a group from another app?

Does anyone know if there is any support for URL Schemes for this?

The Outlook app can open a new email with: ms-outlook://compose.

Microsoft have this documentation that seems outdated: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn906146.aspx which is also linked in this question iOS URL Scheme for OWA, Office 365 Business.

Opening a url from O365 in browser on iOS shows a page with info about downloading the app and the badge that there is an app available to there seems to be some support.

Maybe if I would use the same URI as the “Open” badge calls – but how can I find out?



I’ve requested this at UserVoice as well https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293349-outlook-for-ios/suggestions/32449574-enable-deep-linking-support-for-groups-in-outlook

How to&Answers:
you can use explicit intent for opening  different app from your app by using this code 

Intent launchIntent = getPackageManager().getLaunchIntentForPackage("package name of application");
if (launchIntent != null) { 
    startActivity(launchIntent);//null pointer check in case package name was not found