Developer Notes

The platform web browser on Android does not allow tel: or mailto: links to work correctly in any case. In order to compose a mail message to an address on this platform you need to use other platform mechanisms.


Attempting to launch URLs on Android causes http:// to be placed before the string that is given. This causes issues when using commands such as mailto: and tel: which do not work properly when this is added.

Regression?: No
This also occurs in 4.17 and 4.18

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Download the attached project
  2. Package the project for Android
  3. Launch the project on an Android device
  4. Press the button in the middle of the screen
    Result: The button responds with [Link Removed] in a web browser.
    Expected: The button responds with blah in a web browser.

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Won't Fix
ComponentUE - Platform - Mobile
Affects Versions4.174.184.19
Target Fix4.21
CreatedMay 14, 2018
ResolvedJul 11, 2018
UpdatedSep 16, 2019