Lord Phobos wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:43 pm
There is no possibility to alter the link properties forcing it to not open in facebook own browser?
Unfortunately the situation you're describing is outside of any open standard or "this should have been designed to allow what I want
to do." This is the Facebook app, and it's designed to do what Facebook
wants to do.
Facebook considers you and any other external link as competitors for their user's eyeballs. Facebook's primary concern is keeping their own users "inside the Facebook app" instead of "letting the user leave" by opening up and switching the user to an experience which is outside of their app.
Probably the best you can do is Google one of the thousand places this issue is described, to show your users this is a long-standing Facebook app user concern with more than just your site. If a titan like Google and YouTube can't escape this behavior, what are your chances?
Only if the Facebook user themselves opts-out of the Facebook app's feature will external links be opened "normally", at least for as long as the Facebook app continues to even offer an "opt-out" option.