If you’re suspicious of an app or browser extension, give InAppBrowser a try and see if it does anything strange. 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. You can also open a link to a website in the app (any web link will work) and then go to
- 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 potentially malicious behavior, but there are some caveats to note.
If you find out that an app may be following you and you want to stop it, you have a couple of options. The best solution is to uninstall the app. If it’s not on your phone, it can’t track you.