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.

How to request desktop version on Android

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”.

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”.

Desktop Version of YouTube

  • Open your favorite browser.


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].


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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