Ever since upgrading to Android Nougat on my Samsung Galaxy S7, I tried sending myself directions from a computer directly to my phone through a text message but when I clicked on the link, it keeps taking me to the Google Play store and tells me to install Google Maps but I already have it installed. I can't figure out how to stop this. It's like my phone doesn't know what to do with google maps links. I've tried switching browsers but it makes no difference how I try opening the link. It never opens google maps up for me to help me navigate to the destination I tried text messaging myself. Google maps actually works just fine if I open it and manually type in addresses but if I get a link to an address via text message or even through Facebook messenger, it directs my phone to the Play Store and asks me to download google maps but its already installed. I don't even see an option to uninstall it. What should I do? This all seemed to happen when I upgrade to Android Nougat.
Best answer by graberweg
The link that did open is in format:
The format google sent directly through text that does NOT open is in format:
which always opens in the phone's built in text message browser that directs me to google play and asks me to download and install Maps which is already installed. It is what it is. I'm tired of fighting with my phone. I'll have to send myself links in the one way I know DOES work which involves some extra steps which I can live with.