Prevent Youtube App from Opening When Click Youtube Link

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When you click on a Youtube link, it will automatically trigger the Youtube app and then plays your video. This integration supposed to enhance watching experiences, and yet some people found it was annoying.

Luckily, on an Android phone you can disable this behavior and make Youtube video runs on a browser like Google Chrome. Here’s how enable the setting.

NOTE: This guide was based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Other Android versions with a different launcher may have a slightly diverse interface.

1. Go to Android Settings, select Apps.

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2. Find and select Youtube.

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3. Go to Open by default.

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4. Tap on Open supported links.

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5. Select Don’t open this app.

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After this, the Youtube app won’t open when you click on a Youtube video. Instead, the default browsers will be called and will play the video.

As I mentioned before, your Android phone might have a different interface. Basically, all you need to do is removing Youtube from a default app when a Youtube link clicked.

Another way to watch Youtube without Youtube app

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If you don’t want to change the default setting, you can hold and tap Open in new tab on a Youtube link. It will run the video on a new Youtube page within a browser.

This method is especially useful when you using a browser but won’t work when the link is attached to emails, messages, or other apps since they don’t have the same mentioned feature as browsers.

If you found any difficulties following this guide, please leave a comment below. Thank you.

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