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View Desktop Site layout in Google Chrome on Android

Do you need to view the desktop site layout in Chrome app? Learn how to switch to the full desktop site mode on your Android phone.

Mobile responsive design sites are adopted by most websites so that the users can view the entire page on their smartphone without compromise.

However, we can switch to the Desktop site in the Chrome app to view the full desktop layout. Go to the browser menu options and select the Desktop site checkbox option from the list.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to enable and load the desktop site view in the Chrome browser app.

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How to View Full Desktop Site on Chrome Android Phone?

Enable the ‘Desktop Site’ option

The desktop site view helps view all hidden menus and options, just like we see on the desktop. The font size and elements might look smaller since we are visiting a desktop site on a mobile phone. Here are the steps to view the desktop site:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on Android.
  2. Open any website that you want to view in desktop mode.
  3. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu options.
  4. Select the checkbox against the Desktop site.
    View Desktop Site in Chrome Android Mobile
  5. The page will automatically reload and display the desktop site view on the mobile phone.
Desktop Site View of BrowserHow on Chrome Android

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

Bottom Line

You can experience the full desktop site view on Chrome Android by enabling the desktop view. The desktop view will automatically load on the small screen when you try to load the site.

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

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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