If you’re suspicious of an app or browser extension, give InAppBrowser a try to see if it’s doing anything fishy. Here’s how:
- On mobile [iOS/Android]: Open the app you want to test and load inappbrowser.com in the app’s built-in web browser. An easy way to do that is to send the link to yourself in a message, comment, or post. Alternatively, open a link to a website in the app (any web link works), then go to https://inappbrowser.com.
- On desktop: To test websites and browser extensions on desktop, open your preferred browser and go to inappbrowser.com.
These readouts can help you spot possible malicious behavior, but there are a few caveats to mention.
If you find out an app might be tracking you and you want to stop it, you have a couple of options. The best solution is to delete the app. If it’s not on your phone, it can’t track you.