Many links provided by Google on mobile phones automatically use Google’s AMP protocol for simplified pages. Often this strips out elements of the page to make it ostensibly faster, at the expense of the rich content on the page. Another significant drawback of AMP pages is that very often, they are routed through Google’s servers rather than directly to the website you’d expect. Having the ability to detect AMP links and automatically resolve them to the proper direct link would likely provide a better, more private browsing experience. This wouldn’t necessarily be universally possible, but in many, if not most, cases, “/amp”, “amp.” or “?amp” is found in the URL, and simply removing it is sufficient. There is an existing Android app called de-AMP-lify that claims to do this, but it works by intercepting browser intents, removing the amp section, and reissuing the browser intent to open the page. Unfortunately, this works only very intermittently, and having this built into the browser would be much better.
Kwik Browser available on playstore which is Based on chromium like brave browser has this feature.
This is really good for UX
Since Kiwi’s creator has already implemented it for their own browser and the code is on Github, I really hope this can be added to Brave! It is the #1 reason I am using Kiwi browser. Unfortunately, as the browser is not as huge as Brave, certain password-management companies simply refuse to support it. I’m trying to move over to another service, but also thought I’d address it from this side too. Especially since Brave has the added benefit of a desktop version.
I agree, I loathe AMP pages with a passion. The way the silly little AMP bar at the top of the page prevents the Brave toolbar from showing until you scroll all the way to the top again drives me crazy. I also don’t want all my websites going through google servers simply on principle.
A checkbox to automatically disable them would be fantastic.