AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, was introduced by Google to make browsing faster and more efficient on mobile devices. While it initially served its purpose, there are now several reasons why you may want to remove AMP from URLs. In this article, we will discuss the problems associated with AMP and provide solutions to disable it on popular browsers.
What is AMP and Why Disable it?
AMP was created in 2015 to optimize websites for smartphones and improve loading times on slow internet connections. However, as technology has advanced and more websites are optimized for mobile, the benefits of AMP are no longer as significant. Additionally, browsing AMP pages can be frustrating as they often lack certain elements and make it difficult to find the original website URL.
How to Remove AMP From URLs on Popular Browsers
Here are some methods you can use to disable AMP on popular browsers:
1. Firefox and DuckDuckGo
Both Firefox and DuckDuckGo natively disable AMP, meaning you don’t have to do anything to remove it. When you open a link from Google Search, it will directly open the website instead of the cached AMP page. This is due to their privacy-centric approach and their aim to limit data collection.
2. Brave Browser
Brave Browser offers a feature called De-AMP, which is enabled by default. This feature allows you to browse the internet without encountering AMP pages. If De-AMP is not working for you, make sure it is enabled in the settings.
3. Safari Browser
On Safari, you can remove AMP by using Safari extensions. However, this method only works on iOS 15 or above. Install the Overamped app from the App Store, enable the Overamped extension in Safari settings, and all AMP pages will be redirected to the original websites automatically.
4. Kiwi Browser
Kiwi Browser has a native option to remove AMP. In the settings, enable the “Remove AMP” checkbox under privacy settings.
5. Yandex and Kiwi Browser
Yandex and Kiwi browsers on Android allow you to install Chrome extensions. Install the “Redirect AMP to HTML” Chrome extension and all AMP pages will be automatically redirected to their canonical HTML equivalent.
6. Chrome Browser
Unfortunately, Chrome does not offer a native way to bypass AMP pages. However, you can quickly switch from an AMP page to the original webpage by clicking on the info icon (i letter in a circle) displayed when you open an AMP URL. This will reveal the original URL, which you can tap to open the non-AMP version.
Enhance Your Browsing Experience
In addition to the methods mentioned above, there are a few other tricks you can try to improve your browsing experience and avoid AMP. One option is to use the desktop mode on your browser, which will display desktop results without the AMP version. Another option is to change your search engine to Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Brave Search, as these search engines do not use AMP like Google.
By following these methods, you can remove AMP from URLs and have a smoother browsing experience on popular browsers. Say goodbye to the frustrations of AMP and enjoy the full functionality of websites without any limitations.