Get social media profile

Action ID
actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE
Description

View the profile of a person or organization in a social media app. First, determine the person or organization using the socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name intent parameter and (if available) the socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description intent parameter. The profile description parameter can contain useful information for disambiguation like the location of a person as listed on their profile.

Then, open specific sections of the profile like "Pictures" or "Friends" using information from the socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name intent parameter, if available. Present the default profile page when this parameter isn't populated or if your app is unable to determine which section it corresponds to.

Locale support

Functionality Locales
Preview creation using App Actions test tool en-US
User invocation from Google Assistant en-US

Example queries

The following fields represent essential information that users often provide in queries that trigger this built-in intent:

socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name

Other supported fields

The following fields represent information that users often provide to disambiguate their needs or otherwise improve their results:

socialMediaProfile.@type
socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.@type
socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description
socialMediaProfile.profileSection.@type
socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name

Android widgets and slices

We recommend implementing Android widgets for this built-in intent. A widget presents information or interaction options from your app to improve user engagement in Google Assistant. Widgets are available for App Actions implementations using shortcuts.xml.

If you have a legacy App Actions implementation using actions.xml, use Android slices instead. We recommend migrating your implementation to shortcuts.xml to take advantage of widgets fulfillment and other improvements.

Supported text values by field





Inventory availability by field



Sample XML files

For information about the actions.xml schema, see Create actions.xml. For information about the shortcuts.xml schema, see Create shorcuts.xml.

Handle BII parameters

shortcuts.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample shortcuts.xml -->
<shortcuts xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <capability android:name="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <intent
      android:action="android.intent.action.VIEW"
      android:targetPackage="YOUR_UNIQUE_APPLICATION_ID"
      android:targetClass="YOUR_TARGET_CLASS">
      <!-- Eg. profileOwnerName = "John Doe" -->
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name"
        android:key="profileOwnerName"/>
      <!-- Eg. profileSectionName = "Pictures" -->
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name"
        android:key="profileSectionName"/>
      <!-- Eg. description = "Philadelphia" -->
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description"
        android:key="description"/>
    </intent>
  </capability>
</shortcuts>
      

actions.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample actions.xml -->
<actions>
  <action intentName="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://custom-deeplink{?profileOwnerName,profileSectionName,description}">
      <!-- e.g. profileOwnerName = "John Doe" -->
      <!-- (Optional) Require a field eg.profileOwnerName for fulfillment with required="true" -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="profileOwnerName" intentParameter="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name" required="true" />
      <!-- e.g. profileSectionName = "Pictures" -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="profileSectionName" intentParameter="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name" />
      <!-- e.g. description = "Philadelphia" -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="description" intentParameter="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description" />
    </fulfillment>

    <!-- Provide a fallback fulfillment with no required parameters. For example, to your app search or router deeplink -->
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://deeplink" />
  </action>
</actions>

Use inline inventory

shortcuts.xml

socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name is an intent parameter that supports inline inventory. By defining a <shortcut> for socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name, you can uniquely identify entities that are of interest to your app or restrict fulfillment to the set of supported entities.

In the following example, when the user query matches the profileSectionName_one shortcut, Assistant provides the associated shorcut identifier, ID_ONE, as the URL parameter profileSectionName to fulfillment.

If there is no inventory match, the text value received in the query for socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name is passed as-is.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample shortcuts.xml -->
<shortcuts xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <capability android:name="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <intent
      android:targetPackage="YOUR_UNIQUE_APPLICATION_ID"
      android:targetClass="YOUR_TARGET_CLASS">
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name"
        android:key="profileOwnerName"/>
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name"
        android:key="profileSectionName"/>
      <parameter
        android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description"
        android:key="description"/>
    </intent>
  </capability>
  <!-- Short and long labels must be @string resource. -->
  <shortcut
    android:shortcutId="ID_ONE"
    android:shortcutShortLabel="@string/shortcut_short_label"
    android:shortcutLongLabel="@string/shortcut_long_label">
    <capability-binding android:key="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
      <parameter-binding
        android:value="profileSectionName"
        android:key="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name"/>
    </capability-binding>
  </shortcut>
</shortcuts>
      

actions.xml

socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name is an intent parameter that supports inline inventory. By defining an <entity-set> for socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name, you can uniquely identify entities that are of interest to your app or restrict fulfillment to the set of supported entities.

In the following example, when the user query matches the profileSectionName_one entity, Assistant provides the associated identifier, ID_ONE, as the URL parameter profileSectionName to fulfillment.

If there is no inventory match, the text value received in the query for socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name is passed as-is.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample actions.xml -->
<actions>
  <action intentName="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://deeplink{?profileSectionName}" >
      <!-- profileSectionName = "ID_ONE" or "ID_TWO"  -->
      <!-- If no inventory match, profileSectionName is a text value, such as "Pictures" -->
      <!-- (Optional) Use entityMatchRequired="true" to require inventory match for fulfillment -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="profileSectionName" intentParameter="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name" />
    </fulfillment>

    <!-- Define parameters with inventories here -->
    <parameter name="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name">
      <entity-set-reference entitySetId="profileSectionNameEntitySet"/>
    </parameter>
  </action>

  <entity-set entitySetId="profileSectionNameEntitySet">
  <!-- Provide an identifier per entity -->
    <entity identifier="ID_ONE" name="profileSectionName_one" alternateName="@array/profileSectionName_one_synonyms"/>
    <entity identifier="ID_TWO" name="profileSectionName_two" alternateName="@array/profileSectionName_two_synonyms"/>
  </entity-set>
</actions>

The url attribute associated with the entity can be used to determine the fulfillment URL if there is an inventory match. In the following example, when the user query matches the profileSectionName_one entity, Assistant provides myapp://deeplink/one as the fulfillment URL.

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <!-- This is a sample actions.xml -->
  <actions>
    <action intentName="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
      <!-- Use url from inventory match for deep link fulfillment -->
      <fulfillment urlTemplate="{@url}" />

      <!-- Provide a fallback fulfillment with no required parameters. For example, to your app search or router deeplink -->
      <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://deeplink" />

      <!-- Define parameters with inventories here -->
      <parameter name="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name">
        <entity-set-reference entitySetId="profileSectionNameEntitySet"/>
      </parameter>
    </action>

    <entity-set entitySetId="profileSectionNameEntitySet">
      <!-- Provide a URL per entity -->
      <entity url="myapp://deeplink/one" name="profileSectionName_one" alternateName="@array/profileSectionName_one_synonyms"/>
      <entity url="myapp://deeplink/two" name="profileSectionName_two" alternateName="@array/profileSectionName_two_synonyms"/>
    </entity-set>
  </actions>
  

Use web inventory

socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name is a field that supports web inventory. In the following example, Google Assistant performs a web search for the user query and determines the fulfillment URL. Assistant filters for search results that match the provided urlFilter value of https://www.mywebsite.com/link1/.*.

shortcuts.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample shortcuts.xml -->
<shortcuts xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <capability android:name="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <intent
      android:action="android.intent.action.VIEW"
      android:targetPackage="YOUR_UNIQUE_APPLICATION_ID"
      android:targetClass="YOUR_TARGET_CLASS">
      <parameter android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name">
        <data android:pathPattern="https://www.mywebsite.com/link1/.*"/>
      </parameter>
      <parameter android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileSection.name">
        <data android:pathPattern="https://www.mywebsite.com/link2/.*"/>
      </parameter>
      <parameter android:name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.description">
        <data android:pathPattern="https://www.mywebsite.com/link3/.*"/>
      </parameter>
    </intent>
  </capability>
</shortcuts>
      

actions.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample actions.xml -->
<actions>
  <action intentName="actions.intent.GET_SOCIAL_MEDIA_PROFILE">
    <!-- Use URL from entity match for deep link fulfillment -->
    <!-- Example: url = 'https://www.mywebsite.com/link1/item1' -->
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="{@url}" />

    <!-- Provide a fallback fulfillment with no required parameters. For example, to your app search or router deeplink -->
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://deeplink" />

    <!-- Define parameters with web inventories using urlFilter -->
    <parameter name="socialMediaProfile.profileOwner.name">
      <entity-set-reference urlFilter="https://www.mywebsite.com/link1/.*" />"/>
    </parameter>
  </action>
</actions>

JSON-LD sample

The following JSON-LD sample provides some example values that you can use in the App Actions test tool:

{
  "@context": "http://schema.googleapis.com",
  "@type": "SocialMediaProfile",
  "profileOwner": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "description": "Philadelphia",
    "name": "John Doe"
  },
  "profileSection": {
    "@type": "CreativeWork",
    "name": "Pictures"
  }
}