How to Open Google Play in React Native

React Native Linking to Google Play

How to Open Google Play in React Native

Do you need to open Google Play Store from your React Native application?

You can open it with React Native Linking API  using  openURL method.

import * as React from 'react';
import { Text, View, StyleSheet, Linking } from 'react-native';
import Constants from 'expo-constants';
import { Button } from 'react-native-paper';

export default function App() {
  const openGooglePlay = () => {
  return (
    <View style={styles.container}>
      <Button mode="contained" onPress={openGooglePlay}>
        Press me

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    paddingTop: Constants.statusBarHeight,
    backgroundColor: '#ecf0f1',
    padding: 8,

You can try it here

Google Play provides several link formats that let you open it.

Opening Store Listing

You can use the  URL  format below to open  deep-link directly to an app's Store listing page, where users can see the app description, screenshots, reviews and more, and then install it.<package_name>

Linking to a developer page<developer_id>

Linking to a search result<search_query>&c=apps

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