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 – Direct Link Trick
- Login to your Facebook account using the mobile version of the website from the mobile device.
- Now type “https://www.facebook.com/home.php” in your browser, then select “Go“. Be sure you type the URL it exactly as I specified.
- The full desktop version of Facebook should display in the browser.
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 located at the upper-right corner, then choose “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.
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.