But what if you don’t have a certain app installed on your phone? For example, if someone sends you a Play Store link for a cool chess game. Tapping on the link takes you to the Play Store listing of an application that supports the Instant App feature. In a nutshell, an Instant App is a condensed web-based version of an app that lets you get a brief taste of it without having to download and install it. Not all Android applications support the Instant App system, and it is up to the developers to offer the convenience. A
For applications that support the Instant app functionality, there’s an option to specify the default link opening behavior — open the Play Store in a link in a browser, or directly launch the Instant app version in the Play Store. To do so, follow the steps below:
1. In the Settings app, head over to the Apps section.
2. Scroll down and open the Default apps section, and then select the Opening links option at the bottom.
3. On the next page, select Instant Apps preferences and then enable the toggle that says Upgrade web links.
4. Once enabled, users will be able to directly access the Instant Play option for eligible apps, as is depicted in the image above.