Samsung Internet Browser suffers a custom tab hijacking bug
Reportedly, the browser has an unfortunate bug on some devices. Apparently, on some Galaxy phones, the app is hijacking custom tabs, such are, for example, browser windows inside social media apps like Twitter and Facebook. The behavior is observed even when the app is not selected as the device’s default browser app.
Additionally, the same issue happens when a link is highlighted and it affects some Galaxy S20 phones. At the moment, device owners of Samsung Galaxy S20 phones have reported issues with this browser-hijacking behavior. The reason for the bug is unknown.
Recently, we reported on Samsung Internet Browser getting new enhancements and privacy-related features in its beta, such as support for the DuckDuckGo search engine and customizable menu where you can put shortcuts to actions like Share or activation of Secret Mode (Samsung’s incognito mode).