A Quick Guide to Getting Rid of Reddit’s “Open in App” pop-up dialog on your phone
You can now turn off Reddit’s “Open in App” pop-up dialog on your phone by following these simple steps.
Reddit doesn’t allow its users to intentionally remove pop-ups to increase downloads of its apps (Photo: Representative image)
- Reddit’s “Open in App” pop-up dialog can be disabled until your mobile browser clears the cookies.
- The pop-up can be disabled if the Reddit app is used in incognito mode or without deleting the browser history.
- Reddit does not allow its users to intentionally remove pop-ups to increase downloads of its apps.
Reddit is one of the most popular social sharing sites on the internet and offers a variety of content, symbols, and jargon to users. Internet users can vote for content, images and texts submitted by Reddit users and the best is placed at the top.
While it offers a wide range of cool stuff, Reddit can be a confusing mess at times and its “Open in app” pop-up on the mobile site can be irritating. And even, Reddit doesn’t allow its users to intentionally remove pop-ups, as the dialog seems to help the app increase its usage time and downloads.
The worst part is that you will continue to see the “Open in app” pop-up in the browser even if the Reddit app is not installed on your smartphone. The pop-up directs the user to the Google Play Store or the Apple Store, as applicable.
How to disable Reddit pop-ups from your mobile browser:
Reddit offers two options to its users through a pop-up titled “View Reddit in …”. In the first option, one can open the Reddit application which is highlighted in the dialog box. And in the other option, users have to press “Continue” button while continuing with mobile browser.
A lot of Reddit users don’t want to see the “Open in app” pop-up and want to turn it off. It is important to note that the following steps will only work if you are using the Reddit app in incognito mode or when you are not deleting your browser history. If the browser application clears the session cookies, you will continue to see the pop-up window.
You can follow these basic steps to turn off Reddit’s “Open in App” pop-up dialog on your phone:
Step 1: To remove the pop-up “Open in app” dialog box, you need to go to the Reddit mobile website. One can visit the website through any of its links on the mobile browser.
2nd step: Now you will see the “Continue” button in the “Open in app” pop-up window. Just tap on it and lift it off the screen.
Step 3: In the top right corner of the page, tap the three-line menu / hamburger.
Step 4: Now tap the ‘Settings’ option in the hamburger menu and uncheck the box that says ‘Ask to open in app’.
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