Manage webpages in the Google app

When you search the web with the Google app, you can open webpages without a browser. This means you can:

  • Open search result links faster.
  • Stay in the Google app.
  • Copy, share, or reopen a link in your browser.

Open a webpage in the Google app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Do a search.
  3. Tap a search result link.
    • A webpage will open inside the Google app.

Turn “Open webpages in the app” on or off

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More Menu and then Settings and then Accounts & privacy.
  3. Turn Open web pages in the Google App on or off.

Find recent webpages or results

When you open webpages or search in the Google app, you can find the last week of results on your device.

Important: When you remove a webpage from Recents, the page isn’t deleted from your Search history. Learn how to manage your Search history.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More More and then Recent.
    • To find your open webpages: Swipe left or right.
    • To remove a webpage from your Recents: Swipe up on the page.

Turn off Recents

If you don’t want to find webpages or search results from the last week in Recents, you can change your settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More More and then Settings and then General.
  3. Turn off Recent pages.

Share, copy, save, or open in a browser

When you open a webpage in the Google app, you can use that link. For example, you can:

  • Share a link: Tap More More and then Share link. Then, choose an app, like Gmail or Messages.
  • Copy a link: Tap More More and then Copy link. Then, paste the link wherever you'd like.
  • Open a link in your browser: Tap More More and then Open in browser or Open in Chrome. Then, you can use browser features, like bookmarks.
  • Save a page: To save the page to your favorites, tap Save Add toLearn how to find your saved items.
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