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Keep opening links in native Google Maps app

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When i turn on "open links in native apps" in settings and i visit a link like "https://www.google.com/maps/dir/?api=1&destination=..." Firefox correctly opens Google Maps and i can create a route for the destination. When i do it a second time, it stops working.

Instead i get referred to a website, which opens in a new tab - [loading time] - and being asked to install "Google Maps GO". If i do so, i have to choose "my location" - [loading time] - click on "open in app" - [loading time] - and et voilà it opens the wrong app! (Google Maps GO, instead of Google Maps). This is insanely annoying!

This may be ok-ish, if you open like 1 Google Maps link per day, but i need this feature like a dozen times per hour, so the loading times add up accordingly. And i can't re-open firefox, including the website for every route i want to make, since this is adding another loading time of about a few minutes. I hope you see the problem here.

I already tried to disable/re-enable the switch for "open links in native apps" in settings, but i didnt work. Only the first time after starting Firefox the correct app is opened.

I can think of 2 solutions here: 1. Fix this bug. 2. Let us choose which native app to open, depending on a link's TLD.

(And NO, Google Maps GO is not an acceptable alternative to Google Maps for me.)

When i turn on "open links in native apps" in settings and i visit a link like "https://www.google.com/maps/dir/?api=1&destination=..." Firefox correctly opens Google Maps and i can create a route for the destination. When i do it a second time, it stops working. Instead i get referred to a website, which opens in a new tab - [loading time] - and being asked to install "Google Maps GO". If i do so, i have to choose "my location" - [loading time] - click on "open in app" - [loading time] - and et voilà it opens the wrong app! (Google Maps GO, instead of Google Maps). This is insanely annoying! This may be ok-ish, if you open like 1 Google Maps link per day, but i need this feature like a dozen times per hour, so the loading times add up accordingly. And i can't re-open firefox, including the website for every route i want to make, since this is adding another loading time of about a few minutes. I hope you see the problem here. I already tried to disable/re-enable the switch for "open links in native apps" in settings, but i didnt work. Only the first time after starting Firefox the correct app is opened. I can think of 2 solutions here: 1. Fix this bug. 2. Let us choose which native app to open, depending on a link's TLD. (And NO, Google Maps GO is not an acceptable alternative to Google Maps for me.)

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Hi

What version number of Firefox for Android are you using?

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I am using Android 8 with Firefox 92 (latest updates).

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I just updated Firefox to latest version 93 and the problem still persists.

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What is the make and model of the Android device that you are using?

How much free space do you have on the device (not including any SD card)?

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I tried it with an Android S5 (1,4 GB free space) and an Android S7 (2,2 GB free space). It worked on both before a certain FF version, so they are definitely capable of opening Google Maps original app over and over again.

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Hi

Thank you very much for this information. I have opened a new ticket for our developers to look at. You can follow this and add comments at:

https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/21904

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Thanks a lot, i added a comment to it.

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No problem - that will be the best place to resolve this now.