Getting Started with the Android SDK

Getting started with the Taboola Android SDK

Step 1: Add the library dependency to your project

Latest version: 2.8.1 (Released on October 4th, 2020) Changelog

//Include the Taboola SDK binary
implementation 'com.taboola:android-sdk:2.8.1'

//Taboola SDK requires the following dependency (mandatory)
implementation ''

Step 2: For Publishers who use AndroidX

Taboola recommends using Android SDK 2.7.0 and above if you're using AndroidX in your project.

Please follow these two steps to make sure the SDK and your AndroidX works well:

  1. Taboola SDK requires to enable the "Jetifier". Please add the following lines to your file:
  1. Replace androidx.browser dependency to your `build.gradle instead of
dependencies {
   implementation "androidx.browser:browser:1.2.0"
   // If you're targeting API 29 or above, add this dependency as well:
   implementation 'androidx.localbroadcastmanager:localbroadcastmanager:1.0.0' 

//If you're using Java 1.7 - please use version 1.0.0 of the androidx.browser:browser dependency - 
// "androidx.browser:browser:1.0.0"

Step 3: Verify the AndroidManifest.xml

Include these lines in your app’s AndroidManifest.xml to allow Internet access and read the network state

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>

Step 4: Proguard rules


Consumed Proguard Rules

Starting from Android SDK version 2.3.7, Taboola SDK will automatically add the Proguard rules to the project. If you wish to work manually, you can use the following rules.

Add the following Proguard rules (relevant for Android SDK version 2.3.3 (including) and above)

###---------- Begin: proguard configuration for Taboola Android SDK 2.3.3 and above  ----------
-keepnames class
-keep class { *; }
###---------- End: proguard configuration for Taboola Android SDK 2.3.3 and above  ------------

For the PG rule for Android SDK versions 2.1.1 until SDK version 2.3.0 (including) - click here

For the PG rules for Android SDK versions before 2.1.0 - click here

Step 5: Allowing HTTP traffic (optional)

Starting with Android 9.0 (API level 28), HTTP traffic (non-secured) is disabled by default. We recommend allowing HTTP traffic to support Taboola's advertisers who are not using secure landing pages.

If you can allow HTTP traffic, please add the android:usesCleartextTraffic="true" setting to your AndroidManifest.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest ...>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

How to update the SDK (optional)

We encourage developers to use the latest SDK version. To stay up-to-date, please check our announcements and change log. We highly recommend updating to the latest SDK version once a quarter.

How to upgrade?

When upgrading the SDK please update your build.gradle file with the latest version - replace the [LATEST_SDK_VERSION_HERE] with the latest version number

implementation 'com.taboola:android-sdk:[LATEST_SDK_VERSION_HERE]'

Special Instructions for upgrading from a specific Android SDK versions

Upgrading from SDK versionn

Special instructions

2.0.0 until 2.2.1 (including)

When using Widget via Native (SDK Standard), the SDK will update the widget height more than once


Any upgrade from SDK 1.x.x to SDK 2.x.x should be considered as a new integration. Please go over all of the steps outlined on this documentation


SDK Size

  • Taboola SDK supports Android API 14 and above
  • The SDK size is 441.89 KB

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