Open external apps instead of app store

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Description of the issue:

I am trying to open a link of Instagram from the browser and then the browser prompts the message to allow the app to open. Then it just opens the App Store instead of Instagram. The same applies to Facebook. And I think to much more apps.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Copy a link from Instagram. Paste it to brave.
  2. Push the open app button.
  3. Push allow. And the App Store will open.

Expected result:

I would like a safari like button to open directly the respective app instead of the App Store to download the app.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.27 (

Mobile Device details

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Additional Information:

Interesting – this typically would happen if you don’t have the relevant application installed, but I’m assuming that you do. Would you mind testing this same behavior in Safari and seeing if you get the same results, or if the application opens as expected?

After some failures to open from brave, I made again safari the default app and it worked without a problem. I also checked the settings for the external links and I have this setting activated. In safari also after the paste n go to the link it opens automatically the other app. Like YouTube Instagram Facebook. But in brave you have to push the “open app” button and it continues to the App Store to download it.

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