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5 years, 9 months ago
Normally I can add a desktop link from Chrome by using "Add to Home screen". However, when I click on a YouTube video, it automatically opens that video in my YouTube app rather than in Chrome. Thus I no longer have an option to add something to my home screen.
I am using:
Android version 7.0 on a Samsung Galaxy S7
Jun 16, 2017 at 21:07
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I found a way to do this! (It's a bit fiddly).
Find your YouTube video
View the website in Desktop mode
Shorten the URL (using goo.gl)
Turn off Wi-Fi (so the shortened URL won't get to youtube.com)
Enter the shortened URL in your address bar on chrome
You should get a no internet error
Add that page to your home screen
Voila! Now enable Wi-Fi again and the icon will link to YouTube in your browser!
Jun 16, 2017 at 21:25
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