Links do not open in external apps
svdoesum last edited by
Well, I couldn't really check online payments, but tapping the title of an embedded YouTube opens a new tab in opera, doesn't open the app like my other browsers do...
gui-prata last edited by
I've seen this is a long date issue, a lot of people have this problem which looks like not to have a solution but the last post about this has been posted a time ago, so let's go:
I can't open external links with Opera for Android. For exemple, when I'm in a payment app and want to go to the store associated, I go to Opera and it doesn't open the store's app. I just wanted to know if there's a solution for this. If not, I'd like to say that you, developer from Opera, please include this feature on a next update, because this is a basic feature from other browsers. I mean, I'm loving Opera, but I'm missing that. Thanks
gui-prata last edited by
@gui-prata PS.: I know there's a setting in which I can do it, but on my tests it just worked with Youtube, and other browsers can easily open any link on their respective apps.
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davidkimsm last edited by
@svdoesum for youtube if you tap on the green lock button to the left of the URL you'll see an option to open link in an external app.
Thaddaeus5 last edited by
@svdoesum it's three years later and it still doesn't work. There is an option in the settings for opening pages in external apps which doesn't really work. It opens YouTube links in the standard YouTube app which is not set as my default via Android. For Reddit and Twitter or doesn't work at all.
Please just fix this. I don't want to go back to Chrome.
OlegAlekos last edited by leocg
Can't believe or understand why Opera can't respect the security verification through the digital asset and the app-link native apis?
It is bad for the seemless android experience.
Chrome, Brave, Edge, Dolphin, etc.. work just fine.
Android Browsers should respect the android ecosystem!
KingEDZKY last edited by
I really don't know why they can't put that feature on the normal Opera when Opera GX has that feature but my problem with Opera GX however is that whenever I use the open in new tab it always put the new tab at the beginning, it's such a hassle when I have many tabs opened. Why can't Opera just combine the features of their android browsers? For me it would be the best browser if they do it tbh.
Miluum last edited by
This thread is already quite old, but for everyone who is reading this in 2022, and asking themselves this question: They have already added this feature, although it's not really obvious.
You can open external apps by clicking on the shield icon, and choosing the option "Open im external app". This works only on certain websites, though, such as YouTube.
Of course, it's still pretty inconvenient because it doesn't work with the majority of the apps, but who knows, maybe they will add more apps soon?
IrascibleMan last edited by
@miluum the problem is that not every app has enough influence to be added and I'm afraid that's another way how Opera makes money.
emoxam last edited by
What if it's a button? 69.3 and issue still exist.
mpofirmino last edited by
It's 2023 and Opera GX have this same problem with Telegram links. It's just impossible for me to open links for Telegram.
I tried to click&hold and can't figure how to open the app. I checked the configs too, it's "ok" to open external apps, but don't work.
Opera GX 2.0.6
thepoopsmith last edited by
This is a major reason I am thinking of switching from opera on mobile.
Reddit Links don't open in my Reddit app. I can only choose to open them in the default app when I click them even though Chrome readily opens them for me in Reddit is Fun.
YouTube links don't open in YouTube. This is pretty frustrating because I use YouTube Vanced which allows for background play, etc.
Honestly the only reason I use Opera anymore is because it's the only browser that has decent text wrapping/text reflow. This used to be default in Android webview until Google forced it away to try to make more websites roll out decent mobile views. However what Google didn't realize is that people with visual problems like myself have a hard time seeing pages and when you zoom in it sucks having to scroll left and right.
However a recent update to Chrome added the zoom option right in the menu so if you need to scale up the text it's a lot easier these days and you don't need to dig in the menu every time.
Not to mention Opera on desktop and Mobile keep adding ton of useless features that bogged down the browsing experience. I don't want to built in VPN when I subscribe to my own.
I also sometimes find web pages that don't support opera. Sometimes they will outright not let me view the page if I don't switch to Chrome. Other times certain functions just don't work. For example I had to upload medical records from a CD in my CD drive to my doctor's office using a web app. Even though I kept browsing for my d drive and selecting the CD it wasn't detecting the images. I thought the website was fucked up. Then I decided to try it in Chrome and it worked first try.
Is text wrapping worth all these shortcomings when Google has the zoom feature anyway that mitigates most of the pain? I wish the zooming would work on the fly but what they have is pretty decent.