How to Open Gmail Links in Default Browser

In this guide, we will show you the steps to open the Gmail links in the default browser. When it comes to email clients, then it’s the offering from the Silicon Valley giant that has been the go-to choice for the masses. Moreover, it comes preinstalled across numerous Android devices and it is among the very few apps that aren’t categorized as bloatware owing to its usefulness. However, users do have a few issues with some of its functionalities.

For instance, if you open any link in Gmail, then it will open inside its own native browser [Android System Webview] rather than the default browser that you have set. While the native browser does checkmark a few basic prerequisites, but that’s just about it. As compared to browsers like Chrome or Firefox. there are no advanced features that will ease your browsing experience.

While you could still access the default browser by tapping on the overflow icon in the System Webview and then selecting your browser, but that calls for unnecessary effort and is also time-consuming. Fortunately, there does exist a nifty workaround using which you could easily open Gmail links directly in the default browser. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that.

How to Open Gmail Links in Default Browser

Open Gmail Links in Default Browser

  1. Launch Gmail, tap on the hamburger menu, and select Settings.
  2. Then go to General settings and uncheck Open Web links in Gmail.Open Gmail Links in Default Browser

That’s it. From now on, all external links in Gmail will open in your default browser. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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