1. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    How can I set my Note 7 to open links in a text message with the web browser? It by default just opens them in the text messages app, which never opens them correctly.

    I found the setting under settings, apps, messages, but it won't let me change it. I can clear all the defaults but it still opens links with the text messaging app instead of the browser.

    My phone is set to ask before setting default applications, but for some reason it doesn't ask with this text messaging app when it opens a link. It just immediately tries to open within the text messaging app. Is much rather it try to open it in a web browser.

    08-25-2016 08:45 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What happens if you long-press the link instead of tapping it? Is there an option to "Open with"?
    08-25-2016 12:28 PM
  3. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    What happens if you long-press the link instead of tapping it? Is there an option to "Open with"?
    Nope. I just get this with a long press

    08-25-2016 01:15 PM
  4. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    This is happening for others too, right? It's not just my device malfunctioning, but it's supposed to be this way?
    08-26-2016 08:48 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you confirm that this is the stock Messaging app? Or is it a 3rd party one?
    08-26-2016 11:33 AM
  6. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    Can you confirm that this is the stock Messaging app? Or is it a 3rd party one?
    It's the stock app
    08-26-2016 11:38 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Also, when you cleared defaults, did you clear all app defaults, or just for the Messaging app?
    08-26-2016 11:46 AM
  8. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    Also, when you cleared defaults, did you clear all app defaults, or just for the Messaging app?
    Just for the messaging app. But it out them back automatically after I used the messaging app (it's set to ask before setting defaults but it doesn't with the messaging app for some reason).
    08-26-2016 11:54 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My colleagues pointed out to me that you're not alone.http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...es-chrome.html
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    08-26-2016 11:58 AM
  10. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    My colleagues pointed out to me that you're not alone.http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...es-chrome.html
    Cool, I'm not alone. Not a good sign that it's on multiple different models.
    08-26-2016 12:11 PM
  11. bhop42's Avatar
    Mine does the same thing with the stock Samsung app but not the Verizon or Hangouts app. There's nothing you can do about it. I switched to the official Google Messenger app. Works better than the stock app and links open with Chrome.
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    08-26-2016 12:33 PM
  12. cerberus0820's Avatar
    This is a horrible feature.
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    08-26-2016 05:04 PM
  13. Daugherty4innc's Avatar
    My Note 7 does the same thing, but I found if you press the three dots up in the right hand side before the options that it will give you the option to open the link in the browser and then ask you which browser you wanted to open it in
    09-04-2016 01:39 PM
  14. Daugherty4innc's Avatar
    Found it will open if you press the link and pull down also
    Opening URL on Messaging App of Samsung Galaxy S7 in-app browser type
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    09-04-2016 01:50 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing that! Kind of hidden, isn't it?
    09-04-2016 06:13 PM
  16. Dave Long1's Avatar
    On the attached link it states that Android Webview is the issue. Force stop and disable. Load earlier version. Fixes issue. My self and friend tried this and it worked on our S6 & S7 Android 6.0.1.
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    09-06-2016 07:55 AM
  17. isaiah32's Avatar
    Thank you. Fixed it for me as well.
    09-06-2016 11:34 AM
  18. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    When you guys say it fixed it, do you mean it opens in your web browser now? Or do you just mean that crappy integrated messages app browser will actually render the page?

    To me, it's not fixed until my links open in my default browser.
    09-06-2016 11:37 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    On the attached link it states that Android Webview is the issue. Force stop and disable. Load earlier version. Fixes issue. My self and friend tried this and it worked on our S6 & S7 Android 6.0.1.
    Did you mean to attach a link, or are you referring the the previous link from Daugherty4innc? I didn't see a link in your post.
    09-06-2016 03:39 PM
  20. skydivedan's Avatar
    Hi, I have a Galaxy Note 5 and I have the same problem but a slightly different screen. This problem only started about 3 weeks ago so I'm not sure if I messed up the settings or what?? But previous if someone sent me a text with a link in it I could touch it and it would instantly open up. Now I have this happening... A black screen with the large X at the top left and the name of the link. If I go to the right and click more, open in browser, it works. But I never had to do that before. Can anyone please help?

    I'm using the stock text message app and I don't want to switch to anything else since it's worked fine up until about 3 weeks ago.

    09-09-2016 10:14 PM
  21. skydivedan's Avatar
    Anyone?
    09-15-2016 12:45 AM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It seems the same as what's described in the link in post #14. It may be that Samsung updated the stock Messaging app on your phone to the new version around that time.
    09-15-2016 03:47 PM
  23. skydivedan's Avatar
    It seems the same as what's described in the link in post #14. It may be that Samsung updated the stock Messaging app on your phone to the new version around that time.
    Yep that's exactly what's happening. But it used to open the link directly in the browser with one tap. I never had to swipe down then back up. How do I get it back to the way it was??
    09-17-2016 12:06 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not sure if you can, unless maybe if you root the phone, uninstall the current Messaging app, and find an apk of the previous version. Unfortunately, that's beyond my scope of knowledge.
    09-17-2016 01:51 AM
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    12-12-2016 10:17 AM

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