How to Access Desktop Version of Facebook on Android Phone?

It is important to learn how to access desktop version of Facebook on your Android phone or tablet if certain features you need are unavailable on the mobile site.

Access Desktop Version of Facebook

Many features and functionalities are lacking on the non-desktop Facebook site. You can’t affect some settings, and at times, attach certain files.

In short, you are limited in what you can do on the mobile version of Facebook.

However, this article explains two ways to make use of the Facebook desktop site and its features right on your Android phone or tablet.

How to Access Desktop Version of Facebook on Android Phone?

By default, Facebook serves you its mobile version when accessing the site from a mobile device’s web browser.

Before typing into your address bar, use the below steps to go directly to the Facebook desktop version.

  1. Open Chrome (recommended) or Firefox web browser.
  2. Tap the three dots found at the top-right screen.
  3. From the menu that appears, tap Desktop site.
  4. Now you can enter in the address bar.
  5. You should be taken straight to the Facebook desktop site.

If Facebook had already served you its mobile version, you can still request the desktop site. To do that, follow the instructions below.

  1. While on the mobile site, tap the three dots at the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Desktop site.
  3. You’ll see that nothing changes, except that the interface expands. But don’t fret as this is supposed to happen.
  4. Now enter into the address bar.
  5. Instantly, you’ll be taken to the Desktop site. It’s just that you’ll have to start from the Facebook homepage.

From the two options above, you can see that switching from the Facebook desktop version to the mobile site is pretty simple.

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When using the desktop version of Facebook on a mobile phone, the content is usually small. The text and images might, however, be bigger on a tablet.

To be able to read the text properly, rotate your phone to landscape. If you prefer staying in portrait mode, then you can use your fingers to zoom in and out as necessary.

Hopefully, accessing the desktop version of Facebook on an Android phone should not be a problem, at least for you, anymore.

Ahnaf Nihin is a senior content writer at Gametechia. He's having 10 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background in engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.