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 Twitter app on the specified page.
When using Android targeting, visitors will end up on a Twitter page after clicking a short URL. As a result, you can use the Twitter link to open your business/personal page or a Twitter post. That helps to promote and increase the number of likes, comments, followers. The advantage of the feature is that instead of a manual search for a particular page or post, visitors are already logged in to their accounts and end up on the page.
1. Redirect to a Twitter page/post
When applying Android redirect, iOS users will be routed to a specified for iOS link that will open a browser. For Android users, a mobile app will be opened. For example, if you want to redirect Android users to Twitter app, you need to:
Shorten a link.
Open the Android targeting tab.
Specify a link to a Twitter page/post. Example: https://twitter.com/short_io.
Specify the application package name: com.android.twitter.
After clicking a short URL, the Twitter mobile application page will be opened for Android visitors.
Note: You can replicate the same scenario with any Twitter 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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