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How to disable Reddit’s “Open in app” popup



reddit stop open in app popup

Reddit has a great mobile website, but the social network seems to really wants people to use the mobile app for Android or iPhone instead. The constant popup messages asking you to open messages in the app instead of the site can get annoying. Fortunately, you can turn them off.

The frustrating thing about these popup messages is that you may not even have the Reddit app installed on your phone. Still, the site will beg you to use the mobile app again and again. Disabling them is as easy as ticking a box.

First, visit Reddit̵

7;s website in a web browser on your smartphone or tablet.

go to reddit in the browser

You will probably see the infamous popup right away. Tap “Continue” to close it for the last time.

click continue to remove pop-up

Then tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner of the page.

tap the menu icon

Tap the down arrow next to Settings to expand the section.

tap the down arrow to expand the settings

Uncheck the ‘Ask to open in app’ box.

remove the check mark from Ask to open in app

That is it! As soon as you uncheck the box, the menu will close and an “Updated Preference” message will appear.

update preference message

This preference is tied to the browser you are using, not an account. As long as you don’t clear browser cookies, the Reddit mobile website will remember your preference. But if you switch browsers, the ‘Ask to open in app’ setting should be turned off again.

It would be nice if the popup message itself respects your choice to use Reddit in the browser, but at least the social media company has this capability. Now you can browse Reddit with a little less annoyances.




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