Watch in YouTube app

Redirects a web URL for a YouTube into the mobile app by replacing `https: or or ` with `youtube: or or ` in the link.

Actions Used

Expand URL
This action expands and cleans up URLs which have been shortened using a URL shortening service like or The expanded URL is cleaned, removing unnecessary parameters such as “utm_source”.
Replace Text
Replaces some text passed into the action with other text.
Open URLs
Opens URLs passed into the action in Safari (or the corresponding app if it’s a deep link).

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
Open Shortcut deep link
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Watch in YouTube app” end tell

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