on phones won't enter a chat room

Bug #1659288 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2017-01-25
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webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

(initially reported as

When creating a new chat room on, the user is informed that she has been invited to a conversation, and there is a "join" button, but tapping it does nothing. The following can be seen in the logs:

WARNING **: Unable to dispatch url 'intent://;scheme=http;action=android.intent.action.VIEW;end;':GDBus.Error:com.canonical.URLDispatcher.BadURL: URL 'intent://;scheme=http;action=android.intent.action.VIEW;end;' is not handleable by the URL Dispatcher

It seems thinks it’s being used on android, and wants the user to install their native app? A simple UA override should do the trick.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-01-25
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 15
Revision history for this message
Alessandro Roncador (roncador-ale) wrote :

It was working for me before,
perhaps is a regression or linked to

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

No, that’s most likely a change on’s server-side code. My guess is that if the user agent string contains an "android" token, it tries to redirect the user to the google play store to install the native app (

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170125.1-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170125.1-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  * Add stage packages to reduce the final size of the snap.
  * Use upstream desktop file for snap (new feature in snapcraft 2.25).
  * UA overrides overhaul, and new overrides for Google+ and Ebay
    (LP: #1656310, #1575780).
  * Add a UA override for (LP: #1659288).

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:39:24 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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