The Stack Exchange app is a good one but I don't like it, because whenever I install it, Google Chrome will open all links to Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange in the app rather than a new tab.

Can I make Chrome permanently ignore this app and open any SO/SE links itself?

Android 7.1.2, Google Chrome 62.0.3202.84

  • see if you can configure this app to prevent that
    – beeshyams
    Dec 14, 2017 at 4:14
  • @beeshyams probably no. Google search even show results as "Open in Stack Exchange app"
    – iBug
    Dec 14, 2017 at 4:16
  • Try downloading Chromer app. I use it for opposite case. Opening pages from XDA app on chromer instead of app. May help in your case
    – beeshyams
    Dec 14, 2017 at 6:03
  • You could try the trick in my answer here android.stackexchange.com/q/187987/131553
    – beeshyams
    Dec 16, 2017 at 13:17

1 Answer 1


Well, This is the way to do it:

  1. Open the app info of stack exchange app in your phone.
  2. Click on "Open by default". Bottom of the image
  3. In the next screen that appears, click "Clear Defaults".
  4. That should give you a prompt whenever you click on an SO link.
  5. Just select chrome and it will open in chrome only.
  • Doesn't really help me. I've already uninstalled the app, it doesn't exist on the app store any more, and Google still tries to open links to the stack-exchange app. Apr 12, 2022 at 20:35

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