I factory reset my Nexus 5x a few days ago and ever since most apps (if not all) are opening all links in this in-app, stripped down, reading mode browser. Before the reset I'd never seen this:


It doesn't have any onward journey or sharing button so I can't open in a real browser (for eg if it is required) so it is supremely useless.

And I don't know what it's called so I can't figure out how to just open links in chrome.

Can anyone help?

  • See if updating Android system web view helps
    – beeshyams
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 9:03
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    I think since I'm on android 7 system web view is disabled and cannot be enabled (that's certainly the case the play store and I think I'd correct) Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 12:57
  • I think I read something about Chrome handling WebViews on Nougat with is custom tabs feature. Do you have Chrome installed?
    – Vinayak
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 13:59

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It was webview. I used http://www.whatsmybrowser.org/ to check.

Even though webview showed as disabled.

I factory reset a second time and it stopped using that browser


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