How to make YouTube URLs open in YouTube app rather than browser? (updated for 2022)
I'm using Android 12 on a Google Pixel 3. My default browser is Brave. I sometimes also use Chrome.
For many types of links, such as https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6883161994237636609/ , my phone correctly opens the content via the related native app (in this case, LinkedIn).
I want all YouTube URLs to open via the YouTube app and thought my settings (shown below) would enable this behavior; what is wrong?
Although many similar questions have been asked before, their old answers haven't helped me in 2022:
You can see that my settings look appropriate here:
P.S. YouTube URLs within email messages in my Gmail app do open the YouTube app correctly.
This is for Brave Browser only and the navigation that is shown below might change in the future because who knows ¯\(ツ)/¯.
Try disabling “Video playback in Brave” under Settings > Site settings > Media
PS: Similar settings are available in most popular browsers, messaging apps, etc. All you have to do is fiddle around the settings. And most settings won't break/harm your phone.