Android: View Full Version Of Facebook

Today, I was asked a question about using the Facebook For Android app to update a Facebook brand page for which you are an admin. You can’t access many of the features on Facebook with the Android app. When you visit Facebook in a web browser, it will show you the mobile version of the site. However, there are some steps you can take to access the full version of the web site on any mobile device.

Option 1 – Facebook Desktop Option

  1. From your browser of choice, visit http://m.facebook.com
  2. Tap the Facebook mobile more box in the upper-left corner of the screen, then scroll down.
  3. Click the “Desktop Site” link at the bottom of the page.
    Facebook mobile Desktop Site link

Option 2 – Browser Setting

Android browsers like Chrome have an option to view the desktop version of the page built in. In Chrome, you can select the “Menu” button, then choose “Request Desktop Site“.

Android Chrome request desktop site

In some cases you can change the UAString or User Agent String within the app settings to reflect a desktop browser. This will allow the browser to always render the full desktop version of the websites you visit.

UAString selection

You’ll then be able to view the full, non-mobile Facebook site and have access to all of the features you would have on your desktop computer right from your Android.

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