November 17, 2016

Announcing a new mobile experience for Plaid Link

Nathan Kot

Updated on December 11, 2020

We're excited to share new Link product updates that we've been working on that improve the mobile experience and make it even easier to integrate.

Redesigned mobile experience

Link’s look and feel on mobile devices has been redesigned from the ground up to ensure compatibility and performance on a wide range of devices, particularly iOS and Android.

Improved WebView integration

Embedding Link in a WebView is now easier than ever. Link’s new mobile design is simple and subtle, keeping your users focused on your app rather than ours.

You can jump straight to the Institution Select view or to a specific institution. All standard Link configuration options are supported for WebViews. Find complete sample apps for iOS’ UIWebView and WKWebView and Android’s WebView on GitHub and more details in the docs.

'onExit() and 'exit()' callbacks

The onExit() callback has been updated to include additional metadata, including information about the institution the user selected, any Plaid API errors, and API request IDs. We’ve also introduced an exit() function, allowing you to programmatically close Link with a single client-side call.

Integrate today

The updated mobile design and new client-side functionality are live in production today! Head to the docs to get started today or check out a demo.

Have an existing integration? You'll just need to update your Link initialization URL to take advantage of these new features: