For example, this very site, when I click on a notification, it opens the page in the Android Instant App.

I normally browse Stack Exchange sites on mobile web (mobile web version is great!).

Ever since it prompted me to try the instant app, I haven't been able to make it stop using the instant app.

The only workaround is to long-press a link then open in new tab. Then I can navigate to the new tab to see the web version.

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    Possible duplicate of Web links are opened inside the application – beeshyams Jul 27 '17 at 18:54
  • Instant apps aren't available for me , but going by your description flagged it as duplicate. If it isn't, please tag me to retract vote. In any case, try out Chromer mentioned in the linked question – beeshyams Jul 27 '17 at 19:07
  • I don't think this is quite the same question, because Instant Apps are a bit special, and because it's about notifications, not links in apps. – Dan Hulme Aug 7 '17 at 10:12

You have 2 only 1 option:

  1. Disable the whole instant apps feature. From Google's Official Support,

    Turn instant apps on or off
    You can choose whether you want to use Instant Apps. If you change your mind, you can change the setting:

    1. On your device, open the Settings app Settings.
    2. Go to Google Google Search > Instant Apps.
    3. Move the toggle to opt in or out.

2. Disable/enable specific app.

  1. Navigate to the Instant Apps setting (follow above step)
  2. Select the app you want to enable/disable (e.g. Stack Exchange)
  3. Select Supported links
  4. Under Opening supported links, select Don't open in this app.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This method is untested. I don't have devices to test instant apps. However, based on this article, I think the app info layout is the same as the installed app. Thus, I assume the dropdown is there. Please let me know if it is possible/successful.

    Apparently, it doesn't work since "Supported links" is read-only.

  • Though this answer may not satisfy anyone, I decided to leave it here... hopefully anyone who has Instant Apps can experiment with it (and I can only wait until I get it myself too) – Andrew T. Aug 18 '17 at 18:52

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