How to Request Desktop Version on Android

In this post, we’ll see how to request the desktop version of a site on Android. Let’s get started.


  1. Open the Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android.
  2. Tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap “Request Desktop Site” or “Desktop site” (you can see any of the one depending upon your browser).
  3. Now, type your preferred site URL and then hit “Enter” on your keyboard.

That’s it. All done.


Use the desktop version URL. For instance, for Facebook and not

For Gmail desktop version:

If you’re a Firefox user, follow the above steps, and you can see the desktop version (“Basic HTML” view) of Gmail after you’ve signed in.

If you’re a Chrome user, then follow the below steps:

  1. Open private browsing in Chrome.
  2. Enable the “Desktop site.”
  3. Go to Gmail and sign in.

That’s it, and you can see the desktop version (“Standard” view) of Gmail now. 

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