react-native Linking Native API Outgoing Links


Example

To open a link call openURL.

Linking.openURL(url)
.catch(err => console.error('An error occurred ', err))

The preferred method is to check if any installed app can handle a given URL beforehand.

Linking.canOpenURL(url)
.then(supported => {
  if (!supported) {
    console.log('Unsupported URL: ' + url)
  } else {
    return Linking.openURL(url)
  }
}).catch(err => console.error('An error occurred ', err))

URI Schemes

Target AppExampleReference
Web Browserhttps://stackoverflow.com
Phonetel:1-408-555-5555Apple
Mailmailto:email@example.comApple
SMSsms:1-408-555-1212Apple
Apple Mapshttp://maps.apple.com/?ll=37.484847,-122.148386Apple
Google Mapsgeo:37.7749,-122.4194Google
iTunesSee iTunes Link MakerApple
Facebookfb://profileStack Overflow
YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/v/oHg5SJYRHA0Apple
Facetimefacetime://user@example.comApple
iOS Calendarcalshow:514300000 [1]iPhoneDevWiki

[1] Opens the calendar at the stated number of seconds since 1. 1. 2001 (UTC?). For some reason this API is undocumented by Apple.