One of the main reasons for using Brave is reducing the amount of tracking data collected.
While I have some native apps installed (e.g YouTube, TripAdvisor, some publications, Google Maps) I am using brave to search for content and expect search results to be opened in the browser rather than invoking the native app’s deep-linking.
- Search for a topic
- Click a result from YouTube
- YouTube app is opened, Google tracks the view and associates it with the current logged in account, and will start bothering the logged-in user with recommendations.
3. YouTube link is followed in brave as if the app was not installed. Google would track the view only if I was signed in to YouTube previously (on brave).
The only way I’ve found so far to force Brave into opening a link in Brave, is to open the link in a new tab. This is quite cumbersome to do on a regular basis though…