Android - How can I prevent an application (Chrome) from opening another application (Google Play Store)?

This worked for me: Navigate to

and delete your account, then don't ever visit the site again.

Facebook never opened the Play Store ever since, so I suppose this workaround is just fine.

"Request desktop site" works (for now)...

Depending on what version of android you are on you can clear the defaults of the play store so that it won't open up the play store when you click on a google play link from anywhere in android. The steps to do this vary by which version (skin and Android version) you phone/tablet is running. Generally you have to:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Applications
  3. Application Manager
  4. Find the play store and remove defaults for opening web links

This approach will however still bring up the play store on your web browser.