How to Request Desktop Version on Android

Some mobile version of websites doesn't offer all the features of the desktop version.

If you want to access the features that are missing in the mobile version, then you need to request the desktop version of the site on your Android browser.

In this post, we will see the steps to request desktop version on Android. Let's get started.

Request Desktop Version on Android

I've tested the steps on Chrome and Firefox browsers for Android and here are the steps:

Desktop Version of Facebook

  • Open your favorite browser on Android.
  • Tap overflow menu and enable "Request desktop site".
  • Type the desktop URL of Facebook [https://www.facebook.com]

Now you can see the desktop version of Facebook on Android.

Desktop Version of Twitter

The steps we’ve used above for Facebook is same for the Twitter.

  • Open browser.
  • Tap overflow menu. Enable "Request desktop site".
  • Type the desktop Twitter URL [https://twitter.com]

Desktop Version of YouTube

  • Open your favorite browser.
  • Enable "Request desktop site" from the menu and type the web URL of YouTube [https://www.youtube.com].
  • YouTube Desktop Version

Desktop Version of Gmail

The following steps only work for Chrome.

  • Log into your Gmail account.
  • Tap hamburger icon.
  • Scroll down to bottom and select the Desktop link [See screenshot].
  • Desktop Gmail Link

By default, it will open the Gmail in the basic HTML view. If you want to switch it to the standard view, here are the steps:

  • Enable the "Request desktop site" option.
  • Now click on the standard link.

Alternatively, You can use the method we used for YouTube to do this task (This method works on both Chrome and Firefox).

For Rest of the Websites

You can do the same method to request the desktop version of the other sites you wish.

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