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CloseBy

CloseBy is Samsung Internet’s Physical Web beacon service. It is accessed via the Extensions menu:

CloseBy showing Physical Web beacons

While enabled, you may receive a silent notification when a nearby beacon is detected. You can also manually scan by tapping CloseBy on the Extensions menu:

CloseBy showing Physical Web beacons

Criteria

The URL must be advertised in the Eddystone-URL format. Furthermore, the page that the URL resolves to:

  • Must be served over HTTPS
  • Must not be blocked by robots.txt
  • Must not include malicious contents / malware
  • Must be found and reachable, without timing out
  • Must not have an SSL certificate error
  • Must not be empty

Browser support

CloseBy was introduced in Samsung Internet v5.4.

Further resources