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"Open links in apps" does not work

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I am using Samsung S23 with the latest One UI and Android 14. Samsung's built-in browser has a neat feature where you can open YouTube or Reddit links in the apps installed on the device instead of viewing them in the mobile version of the website in the browser. I assume that Firefox has the same functionality called "Open links in apps" in the settings, but I tried all the available options and neither YouTube or Reddit links are automatically opened in their respective apps, nor is there a button anywhere to force them to open in the apps. Am I doing or assuming something wrong, or is this a bug?

I am using Samsung S23 with the latest One UI and Android 14. Samsung's built-in browser has a neat feature where you can open YouTube or Reddit links in the apps installed on the device instead of viewing them in the mobile version of the website in the browser. I assume that Firefox has the same functionality called "Open links in apps" in the settings, but I tried all the available options and neither YouTube or Reddit links are automatically opened in their respective apps, nor is there a button anywhere to force them to open in the apps. Am I doing or assuming something wrong, or is this a bug?

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You can find "Open links in apps" in the Firefox Settings menu drop-down further down under the Advanced heading. I've set this to none, what makes Firefox ask for confirmation like when an app want to use Firefox to login or a website wants to use its App for specific actions.

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cor-el said

You can find "Open links in apps" in the Firefox Settings menu drop-down further down under the Advanced heading. I've set this to none, what makes Firefox ask for confirmation like when an app want to use Firefox to login or a website wants to use its App for specific actions.

I have tried all three options there and they all do nothing for me. When I visit YouTube or Reddit, there is no suggestion to open them in their respective apps, nor is there a separate button in Firefox to trigger anything.

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Hi

What version number of Firefox for Android do you have installed on your Android device?

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Paul said

Hi What version number of Firefox for Android do you have installed on your Android device?

126.0.1

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