PDF Downloading on Android


I have a pdf link that I've placed in the app and on Android when I click on the link, instead of opening in the app, it begins to download the pdf to the device. Why is this?


The pdf downloading to the device is a native feature of Android that cannot be changed. Instead, a work around to display pdf content inside of the app would be to change the pdf into a png image. This would allow the file to open in the app and still allow the user to utilize pinch-and-zoom functions for ease of reading.