How to open links in your mobile browser instead of the Facebook App

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Nov 13, 2014 12:00:45 PM via Website

Does anybody have problems opening links from within the Facebook smartphone app? If you do, here is a quick tutorial for how to open links in an external browser using the Facebook App:

From inside Facebook, tap the menu button and choose App Settings, then select Always open links with external browser from the menu that appears. You can see I have ticked the option in the screenshot below:


It's really that simple. Let me know if you have any other Facebook app tips :D

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Nov 24, 2015 4:30:10 PM via Website

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Feb 2, 2016 12:40:51 PM via Website

There was a good article written over at Android Central on how/why uninstalling the Facebook app can increase your device speed, and also how using your browser to access the site doesn't affect your user experience.

*I can't link to it atm as I'm a new user but it was titled "It turns out uninstalling Facebook for Android is pretty great" and was written by Russell Holly.*

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