I'm using the Google News feed (swipe left from home) a lot. However, I want to open the respective links using Firefox instead of Chrome (mostly because I can disable autoplay on Firefox, but not on Chrome I think).

I tried looking through the options as well as the internet, but I haven't found a way to open these news items in a "custom" browser.

Is it possible?


2 Answers 2


There is one "simple" way to open your Google Feed links in Firefox instead of Chrome. Disable Chrome in your apps. If you do not need Chrome for anything, this is certainly the easiest way. Immediately, all feed links now open in Firefox. The Google app still works for search, and now Reddit links for example now open in Reddit immediately as a side effect.

I also have Chrome Remote Desktop installed, which wants Chrome installed, but is happy to work on Firefox anyway, so it would seem.

  1. Open the Google news feed app (either by swiping left from home or opening the "Google" app)
  2. Click your profile icon in the upper right corner
  3. Select the "Settings" menu option
  4. Select "Other settings" ("General" in older versions of Android)
  5. Disable "Open web pages in the app"

Firefox (or whatever your default browser is) will now open the links from the feed.


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