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Status: Duplicate
Merged: issue 451956
Last visit > 30 days ago
Closed: Jan 2015
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OS: Android
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Issue 452896: intent urls broken if URL entered manually (Chrome 40.0.2214.89)

Reported by, Jan 28 2015

Issue description

A web page that redirects to an intent URL results in an error message in Chrome 40 (instead of launching the installed app). This is reproducible if the URL is entered manually in the browser.

Device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
OS: Android 4.2.1; Galaxy Nexus Build/JOP40D
Application Version: Chrome 40.0.2214.89

Device: Sony Xperia Z3
OS: Android 4.4.4; D6603 Build/23.0.1.A.5.77
Application Version: Chrome 40.0.2214.89

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4
OS: Android 4.4.2; GT-I9505 Build/KOT49H
Application Version: Chrome 40.0.2214.89


Behaviour in Android Browser: launches GoToMeeting app as expected 
(if intent: urls are supported, which the case at least since Android 3)

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install GoToMeeting App from Play Store (it's free):
2. Open

Expected result:
GoToMeeting app opens (as it is installed).

Actual result:
Error page saying that "intent:" is an unknown URL scheme (see attached image)
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Comment 1 by, Jan 29 2015

Labels: M-40
Status: Assigned

Comment 2 by, Jan 29 2015

Mergedinto: 451956
Status: Duplicate
This behavior was changed as part of this:

tldr: If typing in the omnibox, Chrome will no longer launch an external app because it is going against their attempt to navigate to the given URL, which we feel is the strong desired behavior when interacting with the omnibox.

With that said, the error page is something we are going to address in an upcoming release.

Comment 3 by, Feb 1 2015

Hey guys,

I work for a company called Branch ( which provides links for mobile devs. This is a pretty big change for companies who want to link to their app and might not have a mobile website.. We're getting reports of users pasting our links into Chrome and seeing these ugly error messages.

What can we expect for the developers who don't plan on building a web experience but still want links to their app?


Comment 4 by, Feb 2 2015


I'm having the same issue here. I guess the only solution is to provide a button for the user to click.


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