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 on the mobile. The screen automatically cuts 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 menus 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 nor view in rotation.

There are times when I have to go through websites on my phone due to a lack of a laptop at that very moment. At times like these, some websites are that supposed to be desktop site really misbehave. It makes browsing extremely difficult and problematic.

Related: How to View Mobile Site in Chrome Computer?

Hence, to avoid these issues, we can request a desktop 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 see it 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 see the mobile site view.

Video on Setting Desktop Site on Chrome Android

Here is a quick video demo on enabling the google desktop view mode on Chrome Android mobile. The site can be viewed as a desktop version 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 chrome android by enabling the desktop view. The desktop view will be loaded on the small screen automatically when you try to load the site on chrome android browser.

The desktop view helped me browse through the desktop sites even on my phone without any difficulties. Even if I was on the go, I could do my work without any worry. thanks to the desktop view mode on chrome. It made my work easier!

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

Do you use the desktop site view on mobile devices? Why do you use it? and how 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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14 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.

    • Editor Staff 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.

      • souP says:

        I think Twitter banned an access to desktop site from mobile devices recently… so frustrating

  2. Mark says:

    This is just a rehash of old pre 2020 instructions and only works on 10 to 20 % of sites. Since the last two updates of chrome (Sep/Oct 2020) on android this rarely works if ever, particularly on tablets. e.g. facebook.

  3. Dennis Lambert says:

    Is there a way to open all my tabs that I have saved in Chrome on my desktop, on my Android device. So basically I’m looking at my Chrome tabs on my computer on my phone or my Android tablet. I’m not finding way to do it

    • Editor Staff says:

      Hi Dennis, of course, you can use the chrome bookmarking feature that automatically sync the saved links between Chrome Android and Chrome computer. Alternatively, you can also use the Send to Chrome Devices feature that instantly send the links between devices. However, please note that you need to sign-in with same Google account on both devices to make this feature work seamlessly. Let me know if you’ve any other questions.

  4. Ronald says:

    this did process edmodo can’t you help me

  5. Jean says:

    Any app for this?

    • Editor Staff says:

      Not really! We can use the feature within Chrome Browser itself.

  6. Gus Lakely says:

    How do I turn it off PERMANENTLY! Everything is too small when using it. I have to keep unchecking it. I hate it!

  7. souP says:

    It worked well on twitter until today(2021.08.13)
    I found my desktop option in chrome app not working on
    Now it forces me go to even I try it on incognito mode…

  8. Nimfa ortiz says:

    Not good my browser

  9. Janice says:

    Is this relwvant to playing on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet

  10. Jase says:

    This doesn’t work with any responsive sites that actually make decisions on screen layout based on the screen size, and not the desktop/mobile setting. Its frustrating as there is no way to get the same user experience given you can’t set the screensize on a mobile.
    Even on a desktop if you reduce the screen realestate the layout changes to how it looks on a tablet or phone if you make the windows small enough.

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