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.

The mobile UI is great when we are using the smartphone. These mobile sites are built-in responsive UI, which means it will automatically change the structure and size based on the screen size.

However, not every element can be fit into the mobile site due to its screen size limitation. But, if you’re looking to load the desktop site version on the 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 smaller, hence, the website elements and images also appear smaller than the regular mobile site.

Related: How to Enable Mobile Site View in Edge on Computer?

I use the desktop site view whenever reading any tabular form of data. As the tables column data get truncated due to limited screen size in a mobile device, switching to the desktop site will help in viewing all the tables columns and rows without any cut.

How to View Desktop Site on Edge Android?

Switching from the mobile site view to the desktop site in Edge (chromium) will unlock website features that were only available on the desktop screens.

Here are the steps to view the desktop site on Android phone using Microsoft Edge Android:

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

View desktop site on Microsoft Edge Android

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

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

Video on enabling Desktop site on Edge Android

Watch the video demo on how to enable the desktop site on the Microsoft Edge Android browser without any extension.

How to View Desktop Site on Microsoft Edge Android?

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Bottom Line — Edge Android View Desktop Site

The Edge (Chromium) 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.

Similarly, we can view the mobile site on a desktop browser using the Edge (chromium). We need to 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 a desktop site view? Which website do you use it for?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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3 Responses

  1. Michael Moser says:

    Is there a way to afix this? On my android tablet I ALWAYS want to see the desktop version of a webpage, but Edge doesn’t remember that and re-setting this flag for each and every webpage is annoying – to say the least.

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