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:
- Click the
Startbutton in the lower left corner of Windows and select the
Gearicon in the leftmost menu. You can also search for
Settingsand select it there.
- In Settings, click
Default appsin the menu on the left.
- Finally, click the current default web browser under Web browser and select your preferred web browser.
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.
- Open the Android
- Scroll down and tap
Choose default apps.
Browser appand then select your preferred web browser.
iPhone / iOS
- Open your iOS device’s settings application.
- Scroll down and tap browser app you wish to make default.
Default Browser Appand then select your preferred web browser.