How to Disable Internal browser in Facebook App for Android

Off late, Facebook for Android has started opening website links in its own internal browser rather than loading them in the device default browser. This seems a beta feature that Facebook is currently testing randomly with some users as there isn’t any related update regarding it in the app’s changelog on Play store. We got to try out this new feature and it looks impressive as the webpages seem to open faster, directly within the Facebook app. But there are some glitches like link to YouTube videos also open up within Facebook’s internal browser, without giving a quick option to open them using a specific app.

The internal browser in Facebook Android app is certainly handy and offers quicker access to web pages without opening them in a 3rd party browser. The browser includes several options like you can share the page link in a new post, share link with messenger contacts, copy link, save link, and lastly open it with a different web browser or application.


Just in case, you’ve got this new feature and aren’t impressed with it. Then you can easily switch back to the default browser of your Android device like Google Chrome. To turn off Facebook for Android internal web browser, open Facebook app and go to app menu. Now scroll down, open ‘App Settings’ option and tick mark the option named “Always open links with external browser” to enable it.


That’s it! Now you website URLs will load in phone’s default browser like before.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

2 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    Not to mention privacy issues. I mean of course Facebook isn’t tracking you when you start surfing, login to make a purchase or anything like that. And they definitely can’t be logging cookies and other previously awkward to access stuff can they. Turn it off !

  2. Juan says:

    What about if my mobilephone or my facebook app doesnt has this option. I want to links the internal browser but Icant .

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