Universal Links can be completely disabled via iOS 11 Safari without option to re-enable

Originator:aeromusek
Number:rdar://32840542 Date Originated:06/18/2017
Status:Open Resolved:No
Product:Safari Product Version:iOS 11 Developer Preview 2
Classification:UX Issue Reproducible:Yes
 
Summary:
If you tap-and-hold on a Universal Links in Safari and select "Open in New Tab", that will disable Universal Links for that domain. This is the same behavior as iOS 9/10, but before there were numerous options to undo. All of these options appear to be gone in iOS 11, meaning once the domain is disabled, it is impossible to re-enable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a page in Safari containing a valid Universal Link.
2. Click the link and ensure it correctly launches the corresponding app.
3. Tap-and-hold on the link and select "Open in New Tab".
4. App will not open.
5. Click the link again. The app will not open.

Expected Results:
Ideally, selecting "Open in New Tab" would trigger Universal Link behavior as with any other link. If not, at the very least there should be the same "Open in [app name]" option available in the menu.

Observed Results:
Universal Links are permanently disabled for a domain with no option to re-enable.

Version:
Most recent version in iOS 11 beta 2.

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