WebView in Android

If you’re new to Android development, you may be wondering what a webview is and how to use it in your app. So, in this post, I will tell you about what a WebView is and how you can use it in your android project. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

What is Android WebView?

A webview is an android view that allows you to display a web page within your app.

In simple words, if you want a simple way to display a web page within your app then you can use Android WebView.

How to use Android WebView?

Don’t forget to include Internet uses-permission in your manifest file, otherwisw you would end up getting “webpage not available” error.

Include the below line in your manifest file just before the <application> tag.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

Now, let’s add webview in xml layout.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

        android:layout_height="match_parent" />


Now, I will load google.com when our app starts. Let’s do this in our MainActivity.

package com.example.webview_example;

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.webkit.WebView;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        WebView webView = findViewById(R.id.webview);

Output :

That’s how you can display a webpage within your app.


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