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android – WebView link click open default browser

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Right now I have an app that loads a webview and all the clicks are kept within the app. What I would like to do is when a certain link, for example, http://www.google.com is clicked within the app it opens the default browser. If anyone has some ideas please let me know!

How to&Answers:

I had to do the same thing today and I have found a very useful answer on StackOverflow that I want to share here in case someone else needs it.

Source (from sven)

webView.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient(){
    public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
        if (url != null && (url.startsWith("http://") || url.startsWith("https://"))) {
            view.getContext().startActivity(
                new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url)));
            return true;
        } else {
            return false;
        }
    }
});

Answer:

WebView webview = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webview);
webview.loadUrl(https://whatoplay.com/);

you dont have to include this code

// webview.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());

instead u need to use d code below

webview.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient()
{
  public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url)
  {
    String url2="https://whatoplay.com/";
     // all links  with in ur site will be open inside the webview 
     //links that start ur domain example(http://www.example.com/)
    if (url != null && url.startsWith(url2)){
      return false;
    } 
     // all links that points outside the site will be open in a normal android browser
    else
    {
      view.getContext().startActivity(
      new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url)));
      return true;
    }
  }
});

Answer:

you can use Intent for this:

Intent browserIntent = new Intent("android.intent.action.VIEW", Uri.parse("your Url"));
startActivity(browserIntent);

Answer:

You only need to add the following line

yourWebViewName.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());

Check this for official documentation.

Answer:

You can use an Intent for this:

Uri uriUrl = Uri.parse("http://www.google.com/"); 
Intent launchBrowser = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uriUrl);  
startActivity(launchBrowser);