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How can I stop Gmail using its internal browser to open links inside a Gmail?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by wholding, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. wholding

    wholding Lurker
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    I asked this question elsewhere, but as it's my first time using this app, I think it should be asked in this forum?

    I'm getting quite sick of the intrusive nature of Google into everything I do, that I'm starting to take exception to the way it always uses its own internal browser to open any link addresses within my gmails (I've already dumped Facebook and Twitter) - especially now that it has admitted that it has allowed third-parties to actually read my emails

    I mean, can you believe it?

    I'm now looking for an in-between app that could sit between the keyboard and my emails which will encrypt everything as I bounce backwards and forwards from newly read ones to old ones - encrypting as it goes; does one exist? Could somebody write such an app?

    But my real question I want to ask is this: does anyone know what I can do to the gmail app such that it invokes another browser (and not necessarily chrome! No, never, ever Chrome!).

    I'm using Gmail native, not the Google email app...

    I'm on a Pixel 2 XL using Pie...

    I'd be interested in your replies - but if the answer is a 'no' isn't Google violating the same rule that Microsoft got fined over, when it bundled Explorer into its Windows operating system? Shouldn't Margrethe Vestager at the EU be informed?

    As a first time user of this app, I look forward to everyone's comments on here,



  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by n0tall0wed, Oct 13, 2018 (1 points)
  3. n0tall0wed

    n0tall0wed Android Enthusiast

    Open Gmail- left side of screen click on the 3 lines-scroll down to settings - click general settings - uncheck open weblinks in gmail.
    JAy3001 and Dannydet like this.

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