On the Robinhood website, https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001331403, the following is written about exercising stock options:
Can I exercise my call before expiration?
Yes. However, it’s generally more advantageous to sell your option back to the market rather than early exercise. If you wish to early exercise, you can email our customer support team.
It seems to me that from a tax perspective, it would actually be more advantageous to exercise the option and hold the stock for over a year so that your gains are taxed as long-term capital gains. Is the fact that it is cumbersome to do this not a major disadvantage of options trading on Robinhood? Perhaps I should trade options on Interactive Brokers instead?