Open Twitter links with your mobile browser

Open Twitter links with your mobile browser

If you would like Twitter to open links with your mobile web browser, here are the instructions on how to turn off the app's WebView.

How to disable Twitter in-app web browser?

The Twitter app makes use of an in-app web browser to open external links shared in tweets. Links are automatically displayed in their WebView, which unfortunately lacks the basic features of a regular web browser. To view the inks in your mobile browser (Chrome or Safari) follow these steps:

  • Open the Twitter app and tap on the Ellipsis menu.
  • Go to Settings > General > Use in-app browser.
  • Clear the Open external links with Twitter browser checkbox:
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What can't I open links on Twitter?

If you're having trouble with opening links on Twitter, please try the following steps: Clear your cache and cookies for your device's mobile browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc) by going to settings menu for your mobile browser. Then, turn your phone off for 5 minutes to reset the connection and restart it.