How to View Full Desktop Site on Chrome Android Phone?

Learn how to view the full desktop site in Google Chrome on Android. This helps in requesting a desktop site view experience and layout on the mobile browser.

Whenever I try to fill out a form or want to read tabular data, the edges always get hidden in the mobile devices. The screen automatically cut the website width higher than screen resolution. Hence, viewing the desktop layout on a mobile screen is the only option.

The mobile responsive view or mobile site is always preferred on the mobile phone. However, due to the limited screen size, we often miss all the elements and menu on the mobile that are available on the desktop top.

Also, there are still some old sites that are typically designed to view only on desktops, but when we open in mobile, the elements and screen are cropped. We can neither zoom out or view in rotation.

Related: How to View Mobile Site in Chrome Computer?

Hence, to avoid these issues, we can request a desktop site view in Chrome to load the site in full desktop view without compromising on the screen size.

How to Enable Desktop Site in Chrome Android?

The desktop site view helps in viewing all hidden menus and options just like we watch on the desktop. The font size and elements might look smaller since we are visiting a desktop site on the mobile phone.

Here are the steps to view the desktop site in chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android.
  2. Open any website that you want to view in desktop mode.
  3. Tap onvertical 3dots icon for the menu options.
  4. Select the checkbox against the Desktop site.
    View Desktop Site in Chrome Android Mobile
  5. The page will automatically reload.
  6. The desktop site view will be displayed on the mobile phone.

Desktop Site View of BrowserHow on Chrome Android

If you want to switch back to the original mobile view, then just undo the checkbox on step #4. The page will reload and you will be again displayed with the mobile site view.

Video on Setting Desktop Site on Chrome Android

Here is the quick video demo on enabling the desktop site mode on Chrome Android mobile. The site can be viewed as a desktop even on a mobile phone.

How to View Full Desktop Site on Chrome Android Phone?

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Bottom Line — Chrome Android Desktop View

You can experience the full desktop site view on the chrome android. The desktop view will be loaded on the small screen browser automatically when you try to load the site on chrome android browser.

Similarly, you can also enable the mobile site view on chrome computer to view the responsive website layout.

Do you use the desktop site view on mobile devices? What do you feel about it?

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

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2 Responses

  1. Fedup says:

    You can enable desktop view but you are still getting a mobile version. It will not look like the real version on a computer and most often will not funtion properly.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      It depends on site to site. Say suppose Twitter. If you access Twitter on Chrome Android, it will have the mobile site layout. However, if you request for Desktop Site View, Twitter will load as it looks on the desktop version.

      The same applies to other major sites where they’ve different layout of desktop and mobile. And Request Desktop Site on Chrome Android mobile makes it quite easier.

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