How to open a link in an app if it's not available as a link but as a text, and it can't be opened in the app itself? Is there e.g. some app that can get link pasted from a clipboard and open it?

Example: I have a link to a YouTube video on a web page as a text and want to open it in YouTube app.


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Any regular web browser including the default ROM one should be able to do this natively, provided you have said app set as default for that type of link. Unless I misunderstand what you mean.

Just copy the link text from wherever and paste it in the address bar of a (new) tab. If a default application has been set for this type of link it should redirect it there automatically.

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    +1, unless we both misunderstood the question.
    – Grimoire
    Aug 8, 2017 at 8:06
  • All http links are opened in the browser itself. Aug 8, 2017 at 12:54
  • Just tested here in my phone and opening a YouTube link pasted in the browser address bar successfully opened it in the corresponding YouTube app, so if this doesn't happen in your case either the app is not set as default, or there is something else interfering with your ROM, app, or settings Aug 8, 2017 at 13:04
  • Well, I have Silk Browser. I cannot even find the settings for associations for it. Aug 8, 2017 at 21:02
  • Settings are at system level, not in the browser preferences Aug 8, 2017 at 22:25

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