Progressive Web Apps as URL Handlers

Enables web applications to register as https URL handlers using their web app manifest.

Motivation

Native applications often register as URL handlers to increase engagement, discoverability, and provide a differentiated experience. Web apps could benefit similarly if developers are given the option to register for URL handling in the web app manifest. Using the web app manifest allows browsers to integrate with different platforms to create a more native experience.

Documentation

Status in Chromium

UI>Browser>WebAppInstalls


In development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Owners

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Intent to Prototype thread

Last updated on 2020-10-25