How to Disable Facebook In-App Browser (and More)

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How to Disable Twitter In-App Browser

Android

On Twitter for Android, every link you click opens in the in-app browser by default.

If you prefer to have the links open in your default browser instead of in-app browser, then you need to disable Twitter’s in-app browser, and here are the steps:

Open the Twitter app on your Android device and click the three vertical lines in the top left corner, then tap Settings and privacy > Display and sound.

In the “Web browser” you will see the option “Use in-app browser.” Disable it.

That’s it. The Twitter In-App browser was successfully disabled, and from now on, the links will open in your default browser.

If you prefer to enable Twitter in-app browser, then follow the steps above, but instead of disabling it, select it.

Read here: How to Block Someone on Twitter

iPhone

By default, Twitter for iPhone opens the link in an in-app browser. Also note that there is no option to disable the in-app browser on Twitter for iPhone.

If you want to open the link in Safari, do the following:

Open the link, and you will see the “Safari” icon at the bottom right. Press it and the link will open on Safari.

Note that you must do this for every link you want to open.

How to Disable Facebook In-App Browser

Android

By default, Facebook for Android opens the link in an in-app browser.

If you want to open the link in your default browser instead of Facebook’s mobile browser, you must turn off Facebook’s in-app browser.

Here’s how to disable Facebook’s in-app browser:

Open the Facebook app.

Tap the three vertical lines at the top.

Click on “Settings & Privacy.”

Tap “Settings.”

Hit “Media and Contacts.”

You will now see the “Links open externally” option. Enable it.

That’s it. Facebook’s in-app browser has been successfully disabled, and from now on the link will open in your default browser.

If you want to enable Facebook in-app browser, follow the steps above but disable it instead of enabling it.

Note: There’s no option to disable the Facebook In-App browser on your iPhone. However, you can open the link in Safari after you open it in the Facebook In-App browser. Here’s how: tap the three horizontal dots at the top right and then press “Open in Safari.”

Read: How to Uninstall App on Android

How to Disable Gmail In-App Browser

iPhone

Open the Gmail app.

Hit the three vertical lines at the top right.

Tap Settings > Default apps.

In the Browser section, select the one you prefer except for Safari.

Note: Gmail for Android does not have an in-app browser.

How to disable the Google In-App browser

Android

Open the Google app.

Press “More” at the bottom.

Tap Settings > General and uncheck the “Open web pages in the app” option.

If you want to open a web page in the Google app, follow the steps above but instead of disabling it, enable it.

Note: There’s no option on Google for iPhone to turn off the in-app browser. However, you can open the link in the browser after you open it in the Google In-app browser. Here’s how: Tap the “Share” icon at the bottom. You can now see both options: “Open in Safari” and “Open in Chrome.” Hit the one you prefer.

Instagram In-app Browser

Android

Instagram doesn’t have an option to turn off its in-app browser.

However, you can open the link in your browser after you open it in an in-app browser, and here’s how:

Tap the three vertical dots at the top.

Click on “Open with” option. You can now see the browsers as options. Select the one you want.

iPhone

The case of Android applies to the iPhone.

To open the link in your browser after opening it in an in-app browser:

Click the “Share” icon at the bottom and tap “Open in Safari.”

Remember that you can open it from here, if you want, in another browser.

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