Default Browser for Facebook links

I was an Opera user until the browser stopped blocking ads on my Android Zenfone 8.
I am trying to set Brave as a default browser to open links from Facebook but it is using Chrome by default. And yes, the Facebook app has the LINKS OPEN EXTERNALLY checked and the Brave browser is the default browser in the Default Apps of the Android system. It worked with Opera, I just UNISTALLED Opera and now it doesn’t. Any ideas?