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Open Facebook Page in Facebook App (if installed) on Android

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I would like to open my Facebook page from my Android app, if the Facebook app is available – if not: this page should be open in the default browser.

for this i tried the following code:

try {
  Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("fb://profile/MY_PAGE_ID"));
startActivity(intent);
} catch (Exception e) {
   startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,    Uri.parse("http://www.facebook.com/MY_PAGE_NAME")));
}

Problem is:
I have here an Android device with the newest version of Facebook.
If I would like to open from my app the Facebook page, the Facebook app will open , but without my page.

I only see the message:

Trouble Loading Timeline.

What is wrong?

How to&Answers:

"fb://page/ does not work with newer versions of the FB app. You should use fb://facewebmodal/f?href= for newer versions.

This is a full fledged working code currently live in one of my apps:

public static String FACEBOOK_URL = "https://www.facebook.com/YourPageName";
public static String FACEBOOK_PAGE_ID = "YourPageName";

//method to get the right URL to use in the intent
public String getFacebookPageURL(Context context) {
        PackageManager packageManager = context.getPackageManager();
        try {
            int versionCode = packageManager.getPackageInfo("com.facebook.katana", 0).versionCode;
            if (versionCode >= 3002850) { //newer versions of fb app
                return "fb://facewebmodal/f?href=" + FACEBOOK_URL;
            } else { //older versions of fb app
                return "fb://page/" + FACEBOOK_PAGE_ID;
            }
        } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {
            return FACEBOOK_URL; //normal web url
        }
    }

This method will return the correct url for app if installed or web url if app is not installed.

Then start an intent as follows:

Intent facebookIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
String facebookUrl = getFacebookPageURL(this);
facebookIntent.setData(Uri.parse(facebookUrl));
startActivity(facebookIntent);

That’s all you need.

Answer:

This works on the latest version:

Go to https://graph.facebook.com/ (https://graph.facebook.com/fsintents for instance).

Copy your id
Use this method:

public static Intent getOpenFacebookIntent(Context context) {
    try {
        context.getPackageManager().getPackageInfo("com.facebook.katana", 0);
        return new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("fb://page/<id_here>"));
    } catch (Exception e) {
        return new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,Uri.parse("https://www.facebook.com/<user_name_here>"));
    }
}

Answer:

Okay I modifed @AndroidMechanics Code, because on devices were facebook is disabled the app crashes!

here is the modifed getFacebookUrl:

public String getFacebookPageURL(Context context) {
        PackageManager packageManager = context.getPackageManager();
        try {
            int versionCode = packageManager.getPackageInfo("com.facebook.katana", 0).versionCode;

            boolean activated =  packageManager.getApplicationInfo("com.facebook.katana", 0).enabled;
            if(activated){
                if ((versionCode >= 3002850)) { 
                    return "fb://facewebmodal/f?href=" + FACEBOOK_URL;
                } else { 
                    return "fb://page/" + FACEBOOK_PAGE_ID;
                }
            }else{
                return FACEBOOK_URL;
            }
         } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {
            return FACEBOOK_URL; 
        }
    }

The only added thing is to look if the app is disabled or not if it is disabled the app will call the webbrowser!

Answer:

Here’s a solution that mixes the code by Jared Rummler and AndroidMechanic.

Note: fb://facewebmodal/f?href= redirects to a weird facebook page that doesn’t have the like and other important buttons, which is why I try fb://page/. It works fine with the current Facebook version (126.0.0.21.77, June 1st 2017). The catch might be useless, I left it just in case.

public static String getFacebookPageURL(Context context)
{
    final String FACEBOOK_PAGE_ID = "123456789";
    final String FACEBOOK_URL = "MyFacebookPage";

    if(appInstalledOrNot(context, "com.facebook.katana"))
    {
        try
        {
            return "fb://page/" + FACEBOOK_PAGE_ID;
            // previous version, maybe relevant for old android APIs ?
            // return "fb://facewebmodal/f?href=" + FACEBOOK_URL;
        }
        catch(Exception e) {}
    }
    else
    {
        return FACEBOOK_URL;
    }

}

Here’s the appInstalledOrNot function which I took (and modified) from Aerrow’s answer to this post

private static boolean appInstalledOrNot(Context context, String uri)
{
    PackageManager pm = context.getPackageManager();
    try
    {
        pm.getPackageInfo(uri, PackageManager.GET_ACTIVITIES);
        return true;
    }
    catch(PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e)
    {
    }

    return false;
}

How to get the Facebook ID of a page:

  1. Go to your page
  2. Right-click and View Page Source
  3. Find in page: fb://page/?id=
  4. Here you go!

Answer:

you can use this:

try {
                Intent followIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("fb://facewebmodal/f?href=" +
                        "https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/"+scoped user id+"/"));
                activity.startActivity(followIntent);
            } catch (Exception e) {
                activity.startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("https://www.facebook.com/" + user name)));
                String errorMessage = (e.getMessage() == null) ? "Message is empty" : e.getMessage();
            }

attention:
you can get scoped user id from “link” permission facebook api

Answer:

I already have answered here and it’s working for me, please refer this
link https://stackoverflow.com/a/40133225/3636561

    String socailLink="https://www.facebook.com/kfc";
    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
    String facebookUrl = Utils.getFacebookUrl(getActivity(), socailLink);
    if (facebookUrl == null || facebookUrl.length() == 0) {
        Log.d("facebook Url", " is coming as " + facebookUrl);
        return;
    }
    intent.setData(Uri.parse(facebookUrl));
    startActivity(intent);

please refer link to get rest part.