Web Shortcuts

Web Shortcuts or Web Clips is used for creating shortcuts of URLs on managed devices. Web Shortcuts display the content of the linked URL. The main advantage of using Web Shortcuts is the time saved by ensuring minimal user action is required to access the content in the URLs. Web Shortcuts can generally be used in the following scenarios:



Web Shortcuts name

The name to be displayed for the Web Shortcut in the device.

URL to be linked

The URL whose contents are to be displayed when the Web Shortcut is opened.
Note: You can add a maximum of 15 web shortcuts per policy.


Provide the image to be displayed as the icon for the Web Shortcut.

Create shortcut on home screen

Enable to add web shortcuts to the device home screen in addition to the web shortcuts folder.

Note: By default, on devices running Android 8.0 or later, the user will be prompter once to create a web shortcuts folder on the home screen. After which if this option is enabled, the user will be prompted to add the web shortcut to the home screen every time it's distributed.

Open Web Shortcuts in

This option lets you choose the browser to display the Web Shortcut content. Displaying the Web Shortcut in browser with restricted access ensures the user can view only the content in the linked URL and the associated links and not modify the primary URL. This is useful as it prevents users from navigating to other web resources and restricts any browser-related action. If the Web Shortcut is displayed in a browser with no restricted access, it allows the user to modify the URL. It is recommended to display Web Shortcuts using the browser with restricted access option.

Refresh pages using

This allows the administrator to select from two options, either Pull to refresh or the Refresh button for users to refresh their browser pages. This can be configured only when Browser with restricted access is enabled.

Allow user to clear cookies

Allow/Restrict user from clearing cookies. This can be configured only when Browser with restricted access is enabled.

Screen Orientation

This option lets you lock the device in the required orientation. You can choose from User ControlledPortrait or Landscape. This can be configured only when Browser with restricted access is enabled.

  • Web Shortcuts are displayed in the default browser present on the device.
  • When you're configuring Web Shortcuts with Kiosk, the Shortcuts are displayed in Browser with restricted access by default unless you provision a browser app under Kiosk (multi-app).
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