Open or Launch URL in Browser from Android App

September 6, 2020

Here’s how to open or launch a URL in an external browser from an android app.

How to launch a URL in an external browser in the android app?

Here we discuss how to open URL on a button click, by clicking in an image, on a function call, or by clicking on a menu item click.

Open URL on Button Click

How to open an URL in the android app by clicking on a button.


Button buttonTutorials = (Button)findViewById(R.id.button_tutorials);
    buttonTutorials.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            String url = "https://www.techantena.com/tutorial/";

            Uri uri = Uri.parse(url);
            Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
            startActivity(intent);
        }
    });

Open URL on ImageView Click

How to open an URL in the android app by clicking on an ImageView.


ImageView imageTutorials = (ImageView)findViewById(R.id.image_tutorials);
    imageTutorials.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            String url = "https://www.techantena.com/tutorial/";

            Uri uri = Uri.parse(url);
            Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
            startActivity(intent);
        }
    });

Open URL on a function call

How to open an URL in the android app by calling a function.

Call below function and pass URL as a string.


public void openExternalURL(String url){
        Uri uri = Uri.parse(url);
        Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
        startActivity(intent);
    }

Open URL on a menu item click

How to open an URL in the android app on a menu item click.


@Override
    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle item selection
        switch (item.getItemId()) {
            case R.id.action_tutorials:
                String url = "https://www.techantena.com/tutorial/";
                Uri uri = Uri.parse(url);
                Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
                startActivity(intent);
                return true;
            default:
                return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
        }
    }
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