Use Link Bubble to open links in the background on Android

While many apps are starting to display in-line media (showing content of a link without opening a new window), this capability isn’t omnipresent across Android. Instead, when catching up on one of your feeds, like Twitter, you have to click the link, and then wait for it to load in Chrome. Link Bubble is an app that seeks to bridge the gap between your apps and the Web by letting you queue up a link to read when you’re finished catching up on social media or RSS feeds. It’s similar to when you open tabs in the background on your desktop Web browser that you intend to read when you’re finished with the primary task at hand.

Ready to check it out? Let’s get started:

Note: Link Bubble only works on Android 4.1 and higher.

First you’ll need to grab a copy of Link Bubble for your Android device.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

Before using the link loading capabilities of this app, you should adjust one of the settings. Open Link Bubble and then tap the Settings icon in the top-right hand corner. Under the first choice, Auto content display, uncheck both options and then press OK. This will keep links loaded in the background, instead of popping them up over your current app.

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