WhatsApp allows users to send a message using URI with the format whatsapp://send?text=<message>.

Is there a similar way to send messages on the Instagram app?

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    The Android instagram listens for the scheme instagram:// as "host name" (instead of send as it is on whatsapp) it accepts commands like create_post, create_messenger_room, android and a lot more (see AndroidManifest.xml of Instagram app. I don't use this app and I have not tried it what other parameters are required but trying it out and checking adb logcat for errors might help you to identify how to use this interface.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 17, 2020 at 11:36
  • does every app listens for the scheme which stats with the app_name:// as hostname
    – ANDuser
    Commented Oct 17, 2020 at 13:23
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    An app listens for a scheme if it has been declared in it's AndroidManifest.xml. Some apps do, others not.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 17, 2020 at 13:26


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