Open links in their respectable apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Djilkosh, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Djilkosh macrumors regular

    Djilkosh

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    Is there anything what can I do to open links with app (YouTube, instagram etc) and not in Safari?

    I have a lot of texting through viber or WhatsApp and someone shares link from YouTube or instagram, so when I click on that it opens in Safari and not in app.

    Why Apple?
     
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Because apple won't let us use default apps since they are stubborn.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    In a lot of cases the links do end up opening in their respective apps, but not in all. Might depend on the apps handling links and registering with iOS that they can handle particular links.
     
  4. Djilkosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lot of cases? If you have JB then okay, but I just said that YT and Instagram and ofc other apps are not going to open shared links that I recieved on WhatsApp or Viber. So lot of cases in not lot :D
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, for example, the YouTube app usually opens for me when I go to a YouTube link, and the Amazon app opens when I follow an Amazon link. Perhaps it depends on the app going are doing it all in and how it handles things, but, again using my examples, doing it from Mail or Safari brings up those associated apps.
     
  6. Djilkosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you use WhatsApp or Viber? Are you on beta or 10.2?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm on 10.2 (although it worked like that even before). I rarely use WhatsApp and don't use Viber at all.
     
  8. Djilkosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you try and send something to yourself from instagram (copy some video) through Whatsapp and tap on link. What will open Safari or App? Same with YouTube?
     

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