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Import from URL

The @uppy/url plugin allows users to import files from the internet. Paste any URL and it will be added!


Try out the live example or take it for a spin in StackBlitz.

When should I use this?

When you want to let users import files any URL.

A Companion instance is required for the URL plugin to work. This saves the user bandwidth, especially helpful if they are on a mobile connection.

You can self-host Companion or get a hosted version with any Transloadit plan.


Companion has Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) protections built-in so you don’t have to worry about the security implications of arbitrary URLs.

npm install @uppy/url


Using @uppy/url only requires setup in Uppy.

Use in Uppy

import Uppy from '@uppy/core';
import Dashboard from '@uppy/dashboard';
import Url from '@uppy/url';

import '@uppy/core/dist/style.min.css';
import '@uppy/dashboard/dist/style.min.css';

new Uppy()
.use(Dashboard, { inline: true, target: '#dashboard' })
.use(Url, { companionUrl: '' });

Use in Companion

Companion supports this plugin out-of-the-box so integration is required on this side.




A unique identifier for this plugin (string, default: 'Url').


Title / name shown in the UI, such as Dashboard tabs (string, default: 'Url').


DOM element, CSS selector, or plugin to place the drag and drop area into (string, Element, Function, or UIPlugin, default: Dashboard).


URL to a Companion instance (string, default: null).


Custom headers that should be sent along to Companion on every request (Object, default: {}).


The valid and authorised URL(s) from which OAuth responses should be accepted (string or RegExp or Array, default: companionUrl).

This value can be a string, a RegExp pattern, or an Array of both. This is useful when you have your Companion running on several hosts. Otherwise, the default value should do fine.


This option correlates to the RequestCredentials value (string, default: 'same-origin').

This tells the plugin whether to send cookies to Companion.


export default {
strings: {
pluginNameUrl: 'Url',