Adobe Inserting Ads in Android

Adobe appears to be taking a page from the Microsoft playbook. Recently I went open a photo on my Android phone and was prompted to choose a default app. In the list was an option I hadn’t seen before, “Photoshop Express (Install).” Where did this come from? It turns out the choice came from Adobe Acrobat Reader. I was using Acrobat Reader with PDFs from work. A recent update to the apps must have slid this “feature” onto the phone. Opening the Share menu from an image also showed “Adobe Scan (Install)”.

In 2019, if you remember, Microsoft did the very same thing sparking a lot of backlash. Let’s hope Adobe gets the message and removes this quickly.

I have Acrobat Reader version installed for reference.

Have fun.