Android App Links, Deep Links, iOs Universal Links and Custom URL schemes handler.

This plugin allows you to:

  • catch HTTPS URLs to open your app instead of the browser (App Link / Universal Link).
  • catch custom schemes to open your app (Deep Link / Custom URL scheme).

Getting Started

Before using the plugin, you'll need to setup each platforms you target.




final _appLinks = AppLinks(
    // Called when a new uri has been redirected to the app
    onAppLink: (Uri uri) {
        // Do something (navigation, ...)

// Get the initial/first link.
// This is also useful when app was terminated (i.e. not started)
final uri = await _appLinks.getInitialAppLink();


// Maybe later. Get the latest link.
final uri = await _appLinks.getLatestAppLink();

Android notes:

  • Intent action is filtered by Intent.ACTION_VIEW.

  • By default, flutter Activity is set with android:launchMode="singleTop". This is perfectly fine and expected, but this launches another instance of your app, specifically for the requested view.
    If you don't want this behaviour, you can set android:launchMode="singleInstance" in your AndroidManifest.xml and avoid another flutter warmup.


The following commands will help you to test links.


adb shell am start
    -W -a android.intent.action.VIEW
    -d "<URI>" <PACKAGE>

For App Links, you can also test it from Android Studio: Documentation.


/usr/bin/xcrun simctl openurl booted "<URI>"