We are excited to announce that Quick Links for Alexa (beta) is now available globally. At Alexa Live in July, we introduced Quick Links for Alexa (beta), a new capability that lets you add a link from your mobile app, website, or online ads that customers can click to launch your skill on their Echo devices. Developers have driven discovery for thousands of skills in the U.S by surfacing Quick Links that launch these skills or deep-link into custom tasks within the skills. Starting today, Quick Links for Alexa (beta) is available to skill developers and customers in all locales and marketplaces. Learn more in our technical documentation.
Now, Quick Links (beta) also support launching skills directly on the Alexa mobile app. Previously customers using Quick Links were only able to launch skills on Echo devices and FireTV. Now, customers trying Quick Links on mobile will be routed to the Alexa mobile app, where they will see an option to launch your skill on their mobile device, in addition to their Echo devices and FireTV.
Developers have been using Quick Links (beta) to help customers in the U.S discover and immediately try their skills from anywhere on the web, or accomplish specific tasks with their skills through Custom Tasks.
Get started with Quick Links for Alexa (beta) today and check out our sample code here. As always, you can ask questions via our ASK developer forums here.