Windows 11 will open hyperlinks in a web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. In some cases, you can have Windows open the link directly in an app. This will take more clicks but gives you the full functionality of the app.
This function is more common on mobile apps such as Facebook, but currently, the only PC apps that offer this option are Microsoft Word, Office, PowerPoint, and CandyCrush. In the future, this may also include PC and other apps such as Adobe, Instagram, or Facebook.
Use the instructions below to set Windows to open links in an App.
- Click on Start ⊞ and select Settings.
- Click on Apps and select Apps for websites.
- Switch the toggle next to individual apps to On or Off according to your preference.