How to Change the Default Browser in Outlook

We all have a favorite web browser that we prefer using over any of the others. Whether that’s because we like its features, or it’s just what we’re comfortable with, it’s hard browsing the web with anything else.

That’s why it can be a little jarring when you open a hyperlink in Outlook and find it launching a web browser you’re unfamiliar with. Thankfully, you simply need to change your system’s default web browser to change the default browser in Outlook.

In this article, we’ll show you how for Outlook in Windows 10 and for the Outlook mobile app on your Android / iOS device.

Installing your Preferred Web Browser

Before you can change the web browser Outlook uses, you’ll first have to download and install the web browser you want.

Here’s where you can download and install some popular web browsers:

Simply download and run the installation file, then follow the on-screen prompts.

How to Change the Default Web Browser in Outlook on Windows 10

Outlook uses your system’s default web browser to open hyperlinks. To change the default browser Outlook uses, you simply need to change the default browser of your system.

Here’s how to do that in Windows 10:

  1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner of Windows and select the Gear icon in the leftmost menu. You can also search for Settings and select it there.
    Windows 10 Settings in Start Menu
  2. In Settings, click Apps.
    Windows 10 Apps in Settings App
  3. Click Default apps in the menu on the left.
    Windows 10 Default Apps in Left Menu in App Settings
  4. Finally, click the current default web browser under Web browser and select your preferred web browser.
    Windows 10 Choose New Default Web Browser Menu in Default Apps Settings

Changing the Default Web Browser in the Outlook Mobile App

Like the desktop version of Outlook, the Outlook mobile app uses your system’s default web browser. You can change the default browser on your Android or iOS device to change the browser Outlook uses – here’s how:

Note: Be sure to first download and install the browser app you wish to set as your default web browser from your device’s app store.

Android

  1. Open the Android Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Apps and then Choose default apps.
    Android Choose Default Apps in Apps Settings
  3. Tap Browser app and then select your preferred web browser.
    Android Default Browser App in Default App Settings

iPhone / iOS

  1. Open your iOS device’s settings application.
  2. Scroll down and tap browser app you wish to make default.
  3. Tap Default Browser App and then select your preferred web browser.

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