Unable to open click through links in emails with *.app or *.app.link

Some Hot-Links from Emails refuse to open in Brave - Clicking them opens Brave but only these brackets appear top left “{}” and the page does not redirect to the proper page as it would with other browsers (Edge in this case)

There have been multiple sites affected now - including
https://sofi.app.link/ - which is supposed to redirect to https://login.sofi.com/u/login?state=********** (where the * represents specifics in the redirect)

I’ve adjusted Shields Up/Down settings to no avail - even enabled javascript globally

With Shields Down link still does not work - no change in behavior.

I could not find any configuration that would allow pages with this issue to load - only option is to open in another browser then copy the redirect link and open that link in Brave

I am able to open in Edge Browser (I removed Chrome and other browsers a long time ago - but can use edge since it can’t be removed - for testing like this)

Brave Version: Version 1.49.120 Chromium: 111.0.5563.64 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Anyone with any thoughts on this?

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Hi there @2loki4u accept my apologies for this inconvenience. Try creating a new profile by going to main menu > create a new profile, then try opening one of those links to see if they open properly.

Be waiting for your response.

I too have been seeing this same issue for the past week. To reiterate, it will often happen when clicking on a link in an email (gmail) and a page will appear that is completely blank except for “{}” at the top left. I can do the same process on a different browser and it works fine.

I have reinstalled Brave and created a new profile, neither of which changed the behavior.

This is an example of a link from an NBC News email that fails in Brave but works in Firefox . I have tried it in a regular and private window and on 2 different computers running Windows 10. All tries fail in the same manner:

< https://links.nbcnews.com/click/30986978.269514/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmJjbmV3cy5jb20vbmV3cy91cy1uZXdzL3NlcmlhbC1tdXJkZXItY2FzZS1hZG5hbi1zeWVkLWNvbnZpY3Rpb24tcmVpbnN0YXRlZC1yY25hNzcwNjA_Y2lkPWVtbF9uYm5fMjAyMzAzMjgmdXNlcl9lbWFpbD1hZGVjYTViYzBkMTYwYWE4YTM1NzI4ZjJmOGU3ZGIzODdjNjc2NTAyZTRjYWI1OWQzYTI4YjVlNzAwZjdmNmQ4JnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj1icmVha2luZ25ld3M/57c0956d487ccd56218b59a6C19308c16 >


I can confirm - this is the same issue I was describing… Thanks for sharing!

Now if only someone at BRAVE Dev will do something about it!!!


@rm135 @2loki4u Please try installing the Beta or Nightly version of Brave to see if the issue persists on those versions.

Be waiting for your response.

I just noticed a change. The link I supplied yesterday now responds with an actual error message. Will look into this when I get a moment …

This page isn’t working

nbcnews.app.link redirected you too many times.


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Do you have any filters enabled on your shields settings?

Be waiting for your response.

I don’t - and I am now getting the same message “too many redirects” - but i haven’t upgraded to the nightly or beta version yet - as this is my primary machine and i’ve been slammed

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I’ve never gotten involved with filters. Just now looked at them and there was 1 set, so I turned it off, no change.

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Please try installing them on your device to see if the error persist on that version…

Be waiting for your response.

please don’t flame me for this - but i just don’t have the bandwidth to keep searching (time wise) - where’s the wiki on how to get the beta or nightly build - spent 10mins stumbling around on git hub and couldn’t find it…

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@2loki4u if you are on Windows, just click on the link and a button that says Download beta for Windows will displayed on the page, after you download it, complete the installation path to see if the issue persist there.

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