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I wanted to test deep links on my phone. According to WhatsApp site, tapping whatsapp://send?text=<text> link on browser should launch WhatsApp app. I have the WhatsApp app installed, but when I went to the browser and typed whatsapp://send?text=Hello%20World! (which is a deep link that opens WhatsApp to send a "hello world" message), I get a Google Search instead of opening WhatsApp.

I tried it with the Twitter and FB deep links and I get the same. I even tried it on an Android emulator, but still the same.

What is wrong? Is there any configuration or permission to be given or what?

PS: my phone has Android 4.1.2 and the emulator has Android 5.0.1.

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