Android apps will soon be able to offer app-to-app links, according to a new development program announced by Google today.

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During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google announced that it will allow app developers to put in app-to-app links in their programs. Google says that links are a fundamental part of the web and they wanted to apply that to app development. While Android Intents already provides something like that, weblinks in Android apps will throw up a user choice to open in either apps or a web browser.

The new system will verify app link requests which will enable Android to verify that the app "owns the links it says it does." For example users can tap a link to Twitter in the app and the official Twitter app will automatically open.

Stay tuned as we will continue to post updates from today's Google I/O keynote event.