A deep link is a special type of link that will open up an app or website to a specific page. In this case, a deep link will open up Facebook Messenger to a chat with a particular user. This can be useful for a variety of reasons. Let's say you just launched a new product and want to offer your customers real-time support. You can place this deep link on your website. Then, users will be able to click the link which will open up a chat with you in real time.

Darwin fosters this real-time communication between team members with support for deep links. You can search through your organization to find the person you need to talk to, click on their Facebook or Slack deep link, and instantly open a chat.

The easiest way to find your Facebook Messenger deep link is to open the Messenger app on your iPhone or Android device. Click your profile icon in the top left of the screen. You'll see your Username with a link that looks like:


That is your Messenger deep link. If anybody visits that link they will open a chat with you.

If you'd rather communicate over Slack, check out this post on How to Find Your Slack Deep Link.

Deep links are just another way that Darwin improves the development process. If you'd like to learn more about Darwin, check out the rest of this blog or try it out at darwincloud.com ... because why not!