Internet is the most revolutionary tool, the living world has ever seen. There are millions, billions of people who make use of internet directly or indirectly on a regular basis. We will see people using internet on various devices for different purposes. Internet finds applications in almost every field of our lives. And thanks to the smartphones, the internet’s reach has reached to a whole new level. Web browsing on our handy smartphones, the idea itself relieves a little bit of pressure of work. It is so easy, convenient and handy. Basically it means you can not only carry your work with you, it allows you to do it instead of carrying it to wherever you used to carry it to!
As a result, most of the websites on the internet have come up with a new strategy: to come up with a different website for the mobile users and a different website for the desktop users. The two versions of the websites differ only in user interface, keeping the content same all the way through. Different websites use different techniques to make the user interface more and more interactive and easy to use. For instance, many websites use responsive or adaptive web design, allowing the web page to adjust according to the screen size and shape of different devices on which the site is going to be used.
But there is a problem with mobile sites. These sites lack certain functionality that are available on the desktop version of the site. It limits the access to the site for the mobile users. That means we don’t have access to all the features of the main website. Although it is done to maintain the smoothness and usability for the mobile users, but it leaves most of the users to disappointment.
Facebook may have been one of the biggest social media website in the world, but it too has the same story as far as the mobile website and mobile users are concerned. Facebook has their mobile app for android and iOS which is loaded with tonnes of features but it is not enough to please the users. Still many users prefer to use Facebook on mobile via browser due to internal storage issues as Facebook app digs a deep hole in the phone’s storage and consumes a large proportion of the mobile’s RAM.
But the mobile web browser version of the Facebook’s site is very limited and lags way behind in terms of capabilities. Well like most of the users, if you too are fed up of the restrictions and limitations pf the Facebook app and Web Browser website, then don’t worry we are here just to help you out of this situation. Both Android and iOS lets you to easily switch from the mobile website to the Desktop version of the website. All you need to do is to follow either of the two methods mentioned below.
Open your web browser and visit the URL bar at the top of the screen and type the following URL into the URL bar
There is no need to put “http://” or “www.” before the link. Now if you have previously logged into the web browser or you have saved your credentials on the web browser, it will take you directly to the desktop version of the Facebook’s website. And in case you have not logged into your Facebook account using the web browser, it will either take you to the mobile version asking you to log into Facebook. After logging in, you’ll be taken either to the mobile website of Facebook or it prompts to open the Facebook app. Now what you need to do is, close the app or the mobile version of Facebook’s website and head over to the URL bar again and type the mentioned URL again in the URL bar. This will do the trick for you.
It is recommended that you bookmark this “home.php” page for the future use. Otherwise, you have to type the URL over and over to access the desktop version. Typing only “facebbok.com” is not enough as it will take you to the mobile version of the site, you have to type “facebook.com/home.php” every time you wish to access the desktop version of the Facebook’s website.
Obviously, you won’t be needing the desktop version of the Facebook’s website all the way through. In fact, you will require it as a switch between the two different versions of the website. When you wish to access the desktop version, you should be able to toggle easily between them, that’s all that really matters here. And thanks to the competition, both Chrome and Safari on both Android and iOS support this switching feature.
Open your web browser and open Facebook inside your browser. We’ll be considering the browser you’ll be using is the default for Android, i.e., Chrome. In case you are using any other third party browser, don’t worry, you will find this method working there.
Load the standard version of the Facebook (not the home.php we talked about earlier). Once the mobile version of your Facebook account opens up, look for the triple-dotted menu button on Chrome’s URL bar and click on it. At around the bottom, you will find “Request Desktop Site” option. Check this option. Doing this, automatically reloads the opened page and redirects you to the desktop version of the website and you are good to go.
If at any point of time you wish or need to switch back to the mobile version, all you need to do is to uncheck that “Request Desktop Site” option and you are back to mobile version of the Facebook website.
the process is quite similar in iOS, just with a slight difference of button layout. Start similarly by opening the mobile version of the Facebook. Once the mobile site has loaded, tap on the “Share” button on the bottom bar on Safari. Click on the “Request Desktop Site” option. In the same manner as in Android, this reloads the webpage and redirects you to the Desktop version of the Facebook’s website.
And when you wish to switch back to the mobile version of the website, click on the “Request Mobile Site” option and you will be redirected back to the mobile version of the Facebook.
While the above methods work in all the conditions, but there will be times Facebook will be trying to reroute you to the mobile version of the website. In case this happens, you are free to reuse the above methods and this will do the trick for you.
Also on some occasions, of Requesting Desktop Site in Chrome browser takes you to the tablet version of the mobile site, with the same functionality as the mobile version in a zoomed out fashion. This means the page is redirecting you to the desktop version of “m.facebook.com”. Try using only “facebook.com” and then Requesting Desktop Site. This will take you to the actual desktop version of the Facebook’s website.