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How to View Desktop Site on Microsoft Edge Android

Learn how to view the desktop site view using Microsoft Edge for Android. The Edge has an option to load the desktop site on the smartphone or tablet.

Some old websites do not load properly on the mobile screen because they are not developed in modern responsive design. You can enable the ‘Desktop site’ option from the three-dot More menu on Microsoft Edge for Android. It will automatically load the site’s desktop version on a mobile screen.

View Mobile and Desktop Site Mode on Edge browser

The mobile UI is excellent when we are using smartphones. The mobile sites have a built-in responsive UI, meaning it will automatically change the structure and size based on the screen size.

However, not every element can fit into the mobile site due to its screen size limitation. But, if you’re looking to load the desktop site version on a mobile phone, then Microsoft Edge has the feature to enable the desktop version.

When we enable the desktop site view, the webpage is rendered in the full-size desktop version. The screen and pixel size of the mobile is small. Hence, the website elements and images appear smaller than the regular mobile site.

View Desktop Site

Switching from the mobile site view to the desktop site in Edge will unlock the website feature only available on the desktop screens. The edge desktop view is handy. Here are the steps to view the desktop site on an Android phone:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge app for Android.
  2. Open the website that you want to view as a desktop site.
  3. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  4. Select the Desktop site from the list.
    View desktop site on Microsoft Edge Android

The webpage will reload automatically and display the desktop site version on the smartphone. You can also navigate through the site to continue the desktop experience.

To switch back to the mobile site, tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu option again, and select the Mobile site from the same list.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video demo on enabling the edge desktop site view on your Android browser without any extension.

How to View Desktop Site on Microsoft Edge Android?

Bottom Line

The Edge for Android desktop site view is great for switching from the mobile site to the desktop version of the website. We can experience the full desktop version on the mobile browser with the Desktop site option. We can always switch back to the mobile site view using the same option under the options menu page.

Whenever I access a website that requires the edge desktop view, I do so immediately. I have repeatedly done this with my college website loads correctly only when viewed in edge desktop view. I suggested my friends follow the same.

The Desktop View mode of Edge is easy to navigate and does not lag as in other browsers. You can smoothly view the site in desktop mode on your Android phone. Also, you can switch it back following the same process and view the site in normal Mobile view mode.

Similarly, we can view the mobile site on a desktop browser. You must invoke the developer console and enable the device toggle button to switch to the mobile view on the Edge computer browser.

Have you ever used the Edge desktop site view in the Edge Android browser? Which website did you use it for recently?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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