If you are using the Reddit app on your mobile device and keep getting the No apps can perform this action message when you try to open links with your browser or something else. This article will show you how to solve the problem or at least a workaround for the problem.

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The Reddit mobile app is probably one of the most stable apps currently available on mobile devices. It simply does what it’s supposed to all of the time without issue. I’ve been using it for years without a single issue. However, recently a major bug has been introduced that prevents Reddit from detecting and using other apps.

For example, if you are browsing Reddit and decide to click on a link Reddit will ask which app you’d like to open the link with, which is usually a browser. However, rather than show you options, Reddit will now say No apps can perform this action. Unfortunately, this issue was introduced in a recent update but there are a few workarounds that you can use to solve the problem and get Reddit to open content in other apps.

How do you fix Reddit - No apps can perform this action. Reddit app not detecting other apps.

The first thing that you can do to solve this problem is to switch from opening web links externally (using a separate Internet browser app) to internally. This will open everything with Reddit's internal browser. While this isn’t ideal for everyone all the time it is a decent workaround until they patch the problem officially.

  • To switch to opening links in Reddit internally open Reddit, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings.
  • Next, scroll down and flip the toggle next to Open web links in-app to On.

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After you make this change you will able able to open links using the internal browser. Alternatively, you can try the next solution if this doesn’t sit right with you.

Install an older version of Reddit using an APK file to fix No apps can perform this action.

If you don’t want to use the in-app browser that comes with Reddit to open links or you need to open other stuff that shows the same error you can sideload an older version of Reddit using an APK file.

To begin, head on over to apkmirror and download an older version of Reddit, something at least a month old seems to work best.

Once you have the APK file on your device open and install it. If you aren’t sure how to do this check out our full guide on installing APK files on Android here.

Now that you have Reddit installed again, you will need to disable automatic updates in the Google Play Store, otherwise, it will automatically update you to the latest version of Reddit again and the problem will return.

How to disable automatic updates in the Google Play Store.

This is the most important part of the process otherwise your phone will automatically reinstall the latest version of Reddit that has issues.

  • Open the Google Play Store, then tap your Profile picture.
  • Next tap Settings then Network Preferences.
  • Finally, tap Auto-update apps and choose Don’t auto-update apps and tap Done.

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Now no apps on your device will automatically update. You can manually update them from the Manage apps and device screen. Just tap update next to the apps you want to update and they will update. It’s probably worth waiting about a month before getting the newest version of Reddit, hopefully, they will have solved this issue by then.