Chrome intent scheme

Launching an app via Chrome Intent Scheme (intent://) on Samsung Internet version 17.0.1.69 seems to open a new empty tab. This does not happen on Chrome. This causes confusion to my app’s users when they return to Samsung internet and see an open tab with an empty screen.

This is the sample of a href from the website that hosts the chrome intent scheme.

<a rel="noopener" target="_blank" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade" href="intent://app.singpass.gov.sg/qrlogin?auth_ref=aaaa#Intent;scheme=https;package=sg.ndi.sp;S.browser_fallback_url=https://app.singpass.gov.sg/qrlogin;end"> </a>
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Can you provide a screen recording of the issue by comparing both browsers?

Attached are the 2 videos comparing the behavious between Samung Internet and Chrome.

Chrome
Chrome Browser

Samsung Internet
Samung Internet

This issue seems to start happening on version 17, version 16 and below did not seem have exhibit this issue.

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Our users have also started experiencing this issue.

Because we use a Trusted Web Activity in our app to display our web content, it is even more confusing after the user returns from the Android/Chrome intent back to the web content - because they see a blank page and no tab switcher (not having a tab switcher works as intended for Trusted Web Activities). Users need to know to press Android’s back button to close that new empty tab.

Please fix this by not leaving the empty tab open.