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android – Open Facebook Url with Facebook application

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I want to open an Facebook link from my android application.
The URL is looks like http://www.facebbok.com/abcxyz. It should open the ‘abcxyz’ page in the Facebook application, but it is always opening in browser.


    Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url));
catch (ActivityNotFoundException ex) 

My android OS version is 6.0.1.

I have the same issue with Instagram, http://www.instagram.com/abcxyz, while other applications like Youtube work.

How to&Answers:

You should use facebook’s custom url scheme to force app to open your page like below:

public Intent getFacebookIntent(String url) {

  PackageManager pm = context.getPackageManager();
  Uri uri = Uri.parse(url);

  try {
    ApplicationInfo applicationInfo = pm.getApplicationInfo("com.facebook.katana", 0);
    if (applicationInfo.enabled) {
      uri = Uri.parse("fb://facewebmodal/f?href=" + url);

  catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException ignored) {

  return new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);