The “Open web pages in app” function of the Google app is faulty or not working

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New updates are added at the bottom of this story …….

The original story (published January 07, 2022) follows:

Google app is one of the most used apps on Android devices. It is one of the essentials of the Google apps package and comes preinstalled on the majority of Android devices.

It allows users to search the internet, use voice commands, search using Google Lens, and also offers the Discover feed.

But recently, users reported a number of issues affecting the app, such as where users can’t turn off trending searches on the app’s homepage and dark mode for some Pixel owners. .

And now the Google app users are saying that they cannot “Open web pages in the app”. People say the publish persists even if they install and configure Chrome.

For some the toggle is greyed out while others say that even if it is on, the feature does not work as expected.

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my phone stopped using random google search and uses chrome or samsung internet instead. I just want to go back to google search and everyone I ask makes me feel stupid because I don’t know the answer. I know you can’t set google search as default but i have been using it for almost three years now with no issues and suddenly my phone no longer opens webpages in google search app. I tried changing it to chrome, but the settings usually still say “open and configure chrome to turn on this option” meaning I can’t turn on “open webpages in app” to continue to use google search as I wish.
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Even today, I noticed that every time I open a webpage from the Google app, it opens in Chrome. I went to the google app settings and the option “Open webpages in app” was removed and it says “open and configure Chrome to enable this option”. Chrome is already set up on my device and when I tried to disable Chrome to force Google to use it opened another browser app I had. Please help!
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Many say the first thing they tried to do was reset the Google and Chrome app, but these solutions don’t help fix the problem. publish.

It’s really frustrating for those who use the Google app for reading news and more, as it helps them easily come back to the app since the links open in the app itself.

Fortunately, a Google Community Gold product expert commented on the issue and said he shared the issue with the Google Search Community team.

Hello User 7696433869963815274, This has been shared with the Google search community team. It doesn’t guarantee a response, but I just wanted to let you know that your comment, issue, or question has been shared.
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But since Google has yet to recognize the problem or say anything about it, it’s still unclear how long Google app users will have to wait before they can open webpages in the app.

Wait! Understood! I found how to fix the problem! Go to your settings, then Chrome, then tap the dots (the More options button), then click “Uninstall updates”, then try again.

Update 1 (January 08)

12:38 (IST): One of the affected users suggested a workaround that will eventually resolve the “Open web pages in app” feature not working.

Also, it might only work for Samsung Galaxy users, but you can always try to give it a go !!!!
Good luck!!! Please let me know if this works for anyone? Thank you! (Source)

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