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CrappaLinks Update Removes Link Masking from More Apps
Not so long ago we talked about CrappaLinks, a handful Xposed module aimed at removing link masking in Tapatalk and Tapatalk-based apps such as the XDA Forums application. It’s quite an interesting solution, as it reduces the time and data usage when opening a page, and we all know the latter can be gone in almost no time with our data caps and increasingly speedy Internet speeds.
Initially, the module only worked with Tapatalk-based applications both in free and paid versions. But as of the most recent version, XDA Forum Moderator GermainZ added a handful of other supported services. Right now, CrappaLinks can remove link masking from such popular applications like Facebook, the Google Play Store, the popular Russian service VK, and Scope.
You should keep in mind that Tapatalk and the XDA App need to be updated to version 4 or greater. Otherwise, this module simply won’t work. And with this module, your links will open significantly faster. As this is an Xposed Framework module, you need to visit rovo89‘s Xposed Framework thread to get the newest version of the Xposed Installer. Your phone must also be rooted.
It’s quite obvious that many of you use the aforementioned applications. So if you want to get rid of link masking once and for all, make your way to the module thread and give CrappaLinks a try.
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