How to change Slack’s default browser on mobile
Would you like Slack to open links in another default browser? Here’s how.
When it comes to working remotely, it can be difficult to establish healthy boundaries between your personal life and your work. Luckily, there are a few things you can change in your workflow that can make a difference.
Why should you set a default browser for Slack on mobile
There are several good reasons to manually configure your browser on Slack. One of the biggest is that it can help you create better boundaries with yourself or even decentralize your data.
In some cases, certain tasks require extensive browsing of topics that you wouldn’t normally research. With this, it can mess up your algorithm and you may end up being targeted for irrelevant advertisements. Other than that, getting into the habit of only using a certain browser for your work browsing makes you detach yourself outside of working hours.
Change default browser Slack opens links on mobile app
Unfortunately, the Open in Selected Browser feature only works for Slack on mobile apps, not desktop. However, when it comes to building better habits online, every little thing counts.
To change the default browser, your Slack opens links on mobile, here’s how:
- On your mobile phone, open your Slack app.
- In the upper left corner of the screen, tap the display the image of your workspace.
- In the lower left corner of the screen, tap Preferences.
- Select Advanced.
- Next to Web Browser, click the right arrow.
- From the list provided, select the radio button next to your favorite browser.
Once you’ve done this, the next time you open a link through your Slack mobile app, it will open through that browser instead of your default mobile browser.
After setting up your Slack to open links on your designated work browser, you might want to consider changing other things as well. For example, you can also change your Slack’s default download folder.
Divide your browser activity with Slack
Although it can be difficult to separate your work and personal life, it is always worth the effort. By making small changes to the way you use Slack, you can actually create a better working environment for yourself in the long run.