People are more reliant on their phones to meet their browsing demands. Websites have begun to develop two versions: a mobile version and a full-desktop version. Facebook. The mobile website is available in two varieties: regular and lite. The material is present in the lite mobile website versions.
Nonetheless, they lack full-screen functionality such as menu navigation, link locations, choices, and other page features. Sites like Facebook increasingly use flexible or adaptable web design to transform and adjust themselves to fit every screen while still showing content in an acceptable arrangement.
Facebook’s mobile site has some limitations, and if you need to change a setting that you can’t modify from the mobile site, here’s how you can do it. With a click, you can switch between Facebook’s mobile and desktop editions on both Android and iOS.
Let’s go over exactly what you need to do to get the full desktop version of Facebook on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
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As of October 1, 2022, major browsers such as Chrome and most Chromium forks such as Edge and Opera support Facebook Desktop. However, even if they offer a Desktop View option, Firefox, Safari, and other popular non-Chromium browsers do not operate. When we tested Firefox, it kept going to the Facebook mobile website with “Desktop View” enabled, and the URL kept changing.
- Go to the address bar and type Enter www.facebook.com. Next, press the right arrow key (Enter key) on the virtual keyboard to log in to Facebook if necessary.
- To open the browser menu, tap the vertical ellipsis (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner.
- Choose the Desktop site from the drop-down menu. The Facebook page will change, but not completely.
- Tap the address bar and pencil symbol to modify the URL to the right.
- Change m.facebook.com to facebook.com. Then hit the virtual keyboard’s right arrow or Enter key.
- The Facebook page is now visible in desktop mode.
- Launch the Opera mobile browser and, if preferred, sign in to your Opera account. This operation syncs your browser settings, bookmarks, passwords, and other information.
- In the address box, type www.facebook.com, then press the right arrow key (Enter key) on the virtual keyboard.
- Tap the vertical ellipsis in the upper right corner, then choose Desktop site. The slider should become blue and move to the right. You may always check to see whether it is ON.
- Modify the URL from m.facebook.com to facebook.com. Next, push the right arrow key (Enter key) on the virtual keyboard to load the Desktop site.
- Facebook should show in its entirety, including all functionality from the desktop version.
- Launch the Edge mobile browser and, if preferred, sign in to your Microsoft account. This operation syncs all your browser data, such as passwords, history, bookmarks, etc.
- In the address box, type facebook.com, then press the right arrow key (Enter key) on the virtual keyboard.
- To open the Edge browser menu, tap the horizontal ellipsis at the bottom.
- To see all the menu options, scroll up from the bottom—select View desktop site from the menu.
- If you haven’t already, sign in to Facebook. It is not required to modify the URL from m.facebook.com to facebook.com but do so if necessary.
- Now, you can see the Facebook Desktop site in Microsoft Edge.
If you haven’t entered your Facebook account on your preferred mobile browser or logged out, it prompts you to provide login information. Unless you update the URL first, you’ll still receive the mobile web version and the Facebook app after checking in. Don’t be concerned; you’ve done nothing wrong. To work, you must also enable the desktop option in the browser.
When saving the website for future use, adding /home.php to the end of the URL no longer works as of May 1, 2022. You must enable the desktop option and modify the URL using the Facebook Desktop version. There is no getting around it like there once was.
Furthermore, as long as you access Facebook on that tab, it will remain in desktop mode. However, if you return to a page, it will revert to the mobile version. When tested on Edge, the back button remained mostly in desktop mode when we clicked on numerous URLs.
While the solutions listed above are useful and simple, it’s crucial to know that in some cases, Facebook will try to redirect you back to their mobile app. If you reload the homepage or try to access specific settings, Facebook will redirect you to the mobile site. You may easily reload the desktop version using the above procedures if this occurs.
Finally, while testing the approaches above on Android, we encountered an odd issue: accessing the desktop site across all browsers instead returned a tablet version with the same functionality as the mobile version but zoomed out. If this occurs, the page requests a desktop version of “m.facebook.com,” which redirects to the mobile version of Facebook regardless of device. Simply retype “www.facebook.com” into your browser while selecting the “Request desktop site” box, and the usual display should appear.