How to Open Social Media Links in App Instead of Browser
How to Open Social Media Links in App Instead of Browser

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In the era of the Internet, we browsed many links every day. Many times we got a link from other users to visit a link or particular URL on social media like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and others.

However, when we try to open links they don’t open on that particular social media app for which we got the link. Instead of that, they opened the browser. This is a very common issue that both viewer and creator experience.

Hopefully, there are ways to open these links inside the app and not on the browser directly. So, if you are one of those who want to know how you can open these links in their app instead of a web browser. Read the article till the end as we have listed all the methods for doing so.

When we click on any social media links on our Android device, it opens in the in-app browser instead of the app itself. This ruins the overall experience of visiting the links.

Here, in the article, we have listed the methods by which you can open links for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other applications directly inside their respective apps.

  • Open your Android phone’s Settings.
  • Click on the Apps and select See All Apps.
  • Tap on the app for which you want the links to open in-app.
  • Click on the Open by Default.
  • Turn on the toggle for Open Supported Links.

In some Android devices, these settings are different from the above ones. So, if you are not able to find the settings we have listed, follow the below steps.

  • Open Settings on your Android device.
  • Click on the Apps and select Manage Apps.
  • Now, click on the three-dots menu at the top and choose Default Apps.
  • Scroll down, and click on Opening Links.
  • Tap on the app for which you want to links to open in-app instead of browser.
  • Click on the Open Supported Links and select Open.

Done, you have enabled the open supported links. Now, whenever you open an URL, it will open directly in the supported app instead of the web browser.

OpenInApp is a popular and widely used website for creators who want to create the links to directly open inside their respective apps when they share them on social media.

For example, if you share a YouTube link on Twitter, it will directly open inside the YouTube application. Here’s how you can create it easily.

  • Copy the link which you want to share.
  • Open the OpenInApp website.
  • You can directly visit through this URL:
  • Now, paste the link which you have copied previously.
  • Click on the Generate Link.
  • Login if you want or click Generate without login.
  • Once created, share the link wherever you want.

Done, now when a user clicks on the link you share, it will open directly in the respective app instead of the browser. You can also click on Test Link to see if it works on your device or not.

Disable In-App Browser

Almost every application use their own in-app browser for opening links. If you don’t want the in-app browser of any app, you need to disable it from the settings of that application.

Turn off Facebook In-App Browser

  • Open the Facebook app on your device.
  • Click on three-lines (hamburger menu) at the top right side.
  • Select Settings & Privacy and tap on Settings.
  • Click on the Media and you will see a Links open externally option.
  • Unchech the Link Open Externally option under Video and Photo Settings.

Turn off Twitter In-App Browser

  • Open the Twitter app on your Android device.
  • Click on your profile icon at the top left side.
  • Select Settings and Privacy then tap on Display and Sound.
  • Here, you will see a Use in-app browser option.
  • Uncheck the Use in-app browser option under Web browser.

Turn off Instagram or Telegram In-App Browser.

There is no built setting to disable Instagram or Telegram’s browser. However, you can easily open a link in their respective app manually. To do so, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Open a link and if it opens in the internal browser.
  • Click on the three-dots menu in the top right side.
  • Tap on the Open in Browser (here browser will be chrome, edge, or any other).
  • It will open in your browser and then it will redirect you to their respective app.

So these are the ways by which you can open links of social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram, and others in their respective apps instead of the web browser on Android device. We hope the article helps you in opening the link in their respective app.

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