Reddit’s ‘Open in App’ popup appears when you visit your mobile site can be quite annoying. Worse still, the company deliberately doesn’t allow users to remove the popup by tapping a close button. It appears that the dialog box could be helping the company, which is said to be “the home page of the Internet,” increase application usage and downloads over time. So naturally, many netizens do not want to see the popup window, restricting access to the Reddit site when browsing from a smartphone.
Reddit offers two options to users via the popup window titled ‘View Reddit on …’: to open the Reddit app, which is prominently highlighted in the dialog, or to continue with your mobile browser by tapping the Continue button. Interestingly, the popup appears regardless of whether or not you have the Reddit app installed on your phone. In the latter case, it just takes you to your phone’s app store.
However, as reported By Android Police, you can disable the annoying popup window of your mobile browser. Here is how.
How to disable Reddit’s ‘Open in App’ popup
Below are the steps you can take to disable Reddit’s ‘Open in App’ popup for good.
- Visit Reddit’s mobile website or any of its links in your mobile browser.
- Hit the Continue in the ‘Open in App’ popup window to remove it from the screen.
- Tap on the three-line / hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the page.
- Press the Settings menu option.
- Uncheck the box that says “Request to open in-app.”
It is important to note that the workaround, as mentioned earlier, will only be applicable if you are not deleting your browser history or visiting Reddit in incognito mode. You will continue to see the popup window if your browser application clears session cookies.