Is there a way to make Facebook for iPhone (and other iPhone apps like Google & Yelp) always open links in Safari (or YouTube, etc.) instead of in an internal web view?

The native apps like Safari & Youtube seem to usually work much better than web views. Plus, iOS 9 adds a back button that takes you back to the original app with one tap.

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There's no such possibility. App developer would need to implement this in the app.

P.S. You can open links from Facebook in Safari -> click "Share" when viewing the link and choose "Open in Safari".

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    OK. Thanks. I know that, but I want links to open in Safari on the first tap.
    – ma11hew28
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 13:48

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