How to turn off Twitter in-app browser in the new app

This quick guide shows you how to turn off Twitter in-app browser in the new Twitter app for Android.

Recently, Twitter pushed out an update to their Android app. The update added an in-app browser, so that when you click on an external link while using the app, you can view the webpage right inside Twitter. The need to switch to your device’s browser is thus eliminated.

turn off Twitter in-app browser

While the new feature has its uses, it also messes with certain people’s usage patterns. For example, you may love to have the webpage open in your browser and left open there while you continue to read your Timeline or reply to mentions or attend to DMs. This way, you can switch between other tasks and reading any link you have clicked on.

Unfortunately, this is where the usage of the Twitter in-app browser fails. To continue reading your TL or doing anything else inside the Twitter app, you have to exit the in-app browser and lose the web page you were reading.

Luckily, you can disable this new feature.

Steps To Turn off Twitter in-app browser

Launch your Twitter app. Go to Settings -> General -> Use in-app browser. Uncheck the box in front of that. Simple.

Now, when you click on a link inside the app, it opens up as usual in your regular web browser.

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18 comments

  1. @AskIchthys first of lemme say ur name not easy to write, Na copy n paste I do sef. if u tweeted u wld not like in app browser, for 1 u have no control of the browser per Se settings wise that is. 2) u have to get used to a new browser n live with its bs 3) etc

  2. Thanks for this tip Mr. Mo. What I normally do is open it and then go to the 3 dots an the top right hand side of the inbuilt browser to select “open in browser” most times. Thanks!

  3. Twitter App version 5.86.0 for Samsung GS2 does not have this option. Under ‘General’ there is only:
    Display and Sound
    Data
    Location and proxy
    About version 5.86.0

    Under these headings there is no option to not use in-app browser.

    The in-app browser has a close bar with an X in it and option bars to then go to preferred browser. In-app browser freezes for long periods. Even though it is powered by Chrome, it does not allow bookmarking a page.

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