WKWebView – Open external link websites in Safari

How can I open links for external websites in Safari and keep internal looks in the WKwebview? Also how can I open links with target= _blank that want to open in a new window. Right now the link is not doing anything…


//  ViewController.swift
//  WKWebView

import UIKit
import WebKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    @IBOutlet weak var webView: WKWebView!
    @IBOutlet weak var activityIndicator: UIActivityIndicatorView!
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
        let url = "https://www.example.com"
        let request = URLRequest(url: URL(string: url)!)
        self.webView.addObserver(self, forKeyPath: #keyPath(WKWebView.isLoading), options: .new, context: nil)
        // Page Scrolling - false or true
        webView.scrollView.isScrollEnabled = false

    override func observeValue(forKeyPath keyPath: String?, of object: Any?, change: [NSKeyValueChangeKey : Any]?, context: UnsafeMutableRawPointer?) {
        if keyPath == "loading" {
            if webView.isLoading {
                activityIndicator.isHidden = false
            }else {
                activityIndicator.isHidden = true


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