1. Chriswaterguy's Avatar
    I've turned off in annoying in-app browser (Chrome custom tab) in most of my apps, but I can't find the setting in YouTube. Anyone?

    [Edit to clarify: I mean that I click a link in the description or in a comment, and it opens in a "custom tab" within the YouTube app. I.e. the in-app browser, which doesn't have the cookies or settings of my Chrome browser.
    I want it to open in Chrome instead.]

    I suppose it's possible it doesn't let me turn it off, but in every other app I could turn it off somewhere in settings.

    I asked @TeamYouTube on Twitter but they seemed to have no idea.

    (I keep a list of these settings in a Twitter thread, so I can quickly find what I need when I get a new phone: https://twitter.com/chriswaterguy/st...12409003855872 )

    My phone: Nokia 5.3. (Android One i.e. a pure Android.)
    08-02-2021 09:50 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, long press YouTube icon then tap info>scroll to open by default and turn them off the links
    08-02-2021 10:14 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're talking about things like links in the video description, right?
    08-02-2021 11:53 PM
  4. Chriswaterguy's Avatar
    You're talking about things like links in the video description, right?
    Yes
    08-03-2021 05:37 PM
  5. Chriswaterguy's Avatar
    Hi, long press YouTube icon then tap info>scroll to open by default and turn them off the links
    I think you're talking about the reverse behaviour – opening YouTube links in the app.

    I mean that I click a link in the description or in a comment, and it opens in a tab within the YouTube app. The in-app browser, which doesn't have the cookies or settings of my Chrome browser.

    I want it to open in Chrome.
    08-03-2021 05:41 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think you're talking about the reverse behaviour – opening YouTube links in the app.

    I mean that I click a link in the description or in a comment, and it opens in a tab within the YouTube app. The in-app browser, which doesn't have the cookies or settings of my Chrome browser.

    I want it to open in Chrome.
    Try in settings of chrome and check desktop
    08-03-2021 05:49 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think you're talking about the reverse behaviour – opening YouTube links in the app.

    I mean that I click a link in the description or in a comment, and it opens in a tab within the YouTube app. The in-app browser, which doesn't have the cookies or settings of my Chrome browser.

    I want it to open in Chrome.
    I looked into this as well, and I can see what you're taking about -- tapping on any link in the description within the YouTube app will only open the link in the app browser, not Chrome or any other browser you choose. I can't find any setting to change that either.

    I suppose one workaround would be to view YouTube videos on the YouTube mobile site in Chrome, but that won't be as functional as the app. I suggest sending feedback to Google about this from within the YouTube app's settings.
    08-03-2021 11:54 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    So further testing , I can open YouTube in browser just click in the YouTube app open in other links instead of in appHow to disable the in-app browser in the YouTube app?-screenshot_20210804-020149_settings.jpgHow to disable the in-app browser in the YouTube app?-screenshot_20210804-020207_chrome.jpg
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    08-04-2021 01:04 AM
  9. Chriswaterguy's Avatar
    So further testing , I can open YouTube in browser just click in the YouTube app open in other links instead of in app
    Just curious, what's your device?
    08-04-2021 07:35 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Just curious, what's your device?
    I tried this on my pixel 5 and Note 20u
    08-04-2021 07:42 PM
  11. Chriswaterguy's Avatar
    So further testing , I can open YouTube in browser
    Wait, no. I mean, if you're in the YouTube app and there's a link in the description, and you click it, I want that to open in Chrome.
    08-07-2021 08:32 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Wait, no. I mean, if you're in the YouTube app and there's a link in the description, and you click it, I want that to open in Chrome.
    That im not aware of , sorry
    08-07-2021 11:40 AM
  13. HershL's Avatar
    Isn't this set by the system default browser?

    I don't have one set, so it asks me each time which browser and then will open it that browser.
    08-28-2021 03:34 PM

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