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Open facebook app to someones profile

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Deeplinking to someones facebook profile from your mobile app is harder than it should be. I think at some point the syntax changed, so I spent quite a while trying to sort it out, now you don’t need to!

Stackoverflow is full of I guess old articles saying the facebook uri is like this:

fb://profile/username or fb://page/username.  

But it doesn’t work, just loads the facebook app to the default your profile view.

I guess as of a certain version it is required to load into a special child view or something, anyway, this is the code that works.

Was super straight forward on iOS

fb://profile?id=username

This was tested by me using Nativescript 6.5 Typescript, however this isn’t Nativescript specific.