About the Intercom SDK for Android

The Intercom SDK for Android enables you to use the Intercom Messenger in your app, have conversations with your customers, send rich outbound messages, show your Help Center, and track events.


You can install Intercom for Android using Gradle or manually. A basic installation takes around 15 minutes, but will take a little longer if you need to configure event tracking or have a more complex use case.

To install Intercom for Android you will need an API key. You’ll find that in Intercom > Settings > Installation > Android. That’s where you can configure push notifications as well.

Sample app

You’ll find Intercom for Android on Github here. There’s also a sample app that you can use to play around with the SDK here.


Intercom for Android is compatible with API 21 and up. We also have a plugin for Cordova and Phonegap.

SDK size

The size of Intercom for Android once installed varies depending on your app’s configuration. Around 7MB is the average size increase we would expect to see if you're minifying your app correctly.