Short.io provides Android targeting to open a mobile application after Android users click a short link.
Today, on the Short.io blog, we will show how to create a short link that opens a mobile Discord app on the specified page if the app is installed.
When using Android targeting, visitors will end up on Discord after clicking a short URL. As a result, you can automatically redirect visitors to a server without redirection to the browser. That helps provide better access to a server, as users are already logged in to their accounts and don't need to search for the group manually.
Note: Android Targeting is available on the Personal plan.
1. Invitation to a Server
When applying Android redirect, iOS users will be routed to a specified iOS link that will be opened in a browser. For Android users, a mobile app will be opened. For example, if you want to redirect Android users to the Discord app, you need to:
Shorten a link.
Open the Android targeting tab.
Specify an invitation link to your server. Example: https://discord.gg/vV3XVfRb.
Specify the application package name: com.discord.
After clicking a short URL, the Discord mobile application will be opened for Android visitors.
Note: You can replicate the same scenario with any Discord link.
The use cases described above are just examples of how you can use Android targeting. Apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Gmail can also make use of this feature, but make sure these apps are installed on your users' mobiles. Otherwise, the link will serve an error.
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