Guys, today I am going to show you how to access Facebook full site on a smartphone in a simple step. So, be ready to read a step by step guide to turning your mobile Facebook for a full desktop version.
Facebook social media site is built in such a way that there is a Facebook desktop called Facebook web and mobile version of the website. When you choose to visit Facebook on your computer you will see the Facebook desktop full site with full navigation but when you visit Facebook on mobiles such as Android, iOS and Windows phone you will see the Facebook mobile site where the site navigations are hidden.
However, you cannot view the Facebook full site using the Facebook lite app when you login to your Facebook account to make it looks like you are viewing the site on a computer
Basically, when you login to the Facebook website using your phone browser, the Facebook algorithm will display Facebook mobile site rather than the desktop version since you are accessing the platform using a mobile phone. But, there is a feature in all browsers that transits a mobile web to desktop version rendering a full website on mobile on request instead of the browser default mobile interface.
There is no basic requirement to view a Facebook full site on your Android phones and iOS devices. The Facebook desktop view on Android displays the full flesh where you will see a list of friends online, chat with friends without the Facebook app.
Once you login to your Facebook account using your Facebook password and username through a browser, your Facebook account will load with the URL “m.facebook.com” meaning that the page is loaded from mobile.
To change it from mobile site to desktop site, there are two ways; you can either edit the page URL changing the “m” in “m.facebook.com” to “www” to give “www.facebook.com” and click the arrow button on your phone keyboard to load a desktop and full website on mobile.
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Facebook Desktop Version on Android
Facebook value mobile so much, so they are not ready to lose a user for any reason, either genuine or counterfeit. However, Facebook is ready to make sure users are able to access their Facebook account on mobile as well as on desktop using a PC.
Without using a Facebook-lite app or Facebook messenger app you can access your Facebook messages as well as change Facebook mobile site to a full site using on phone browser of your choice.
However, below is a complete guide on how to access your Facebook desktop version on Android phones, iOS devices, and on Windows phones.
Things to Avoid When You Want to Access Full Facebook Website on Desktop
You must have heard about Facebook touch or touch Facebook either from the internet or from a friend. However, what Facebook touch does is that the moment you change your Facebook account from mobile version on your phone to desktop version on your phone and you click either the Facebook logo or your account profile picture you will be taken back to Facebook mobile version.
This implies that you have to follow the process you will learn below to re-access Facebook full site on your mobile phone again. However, the two things you should avoid doing when using the Facebook desktop version on mobile are:
- Do not click your profile picture so that you will not be taken back to Facebook mobile
- Do not try to click the Facebook logo when you want to move back from an upfront page to your previous page rather use your Android phone or iOS phone back button.
How to Access Facebook Full Site on Mobile Browsers
There two known way to access a Facebook full website on mobile phones without using a third-party app. The two ways are just basic. It requires you login to a Facebook account on any mobile browser of your choice and transits the mobile interface into a desktop look just like the way you access Facebook on computers.
1. Open any browser on your smartphone and login to your Facebook account using your Facebook login password and username.
2. Facebook will show a mobile version of your Facebook account but never mind, here is how to change from mobile site to desktop site on your mobile.
3. Click the 3 dots to the upper right on your mobile browser and click “request desktop site”
4. Your Facebook account will reload your account page and change from mobile to desktop version.
Instantly you will notice that the “m.facebook.com” has changed to “www.facebook.com” on the browser’s URL.
How to Open Facebook Full Site on Mobile Browser
This approach is simpler and direct compared to the first method. Meanwhile, the two approaches gave the same result which is turning your Facebook mobile interface to a Facebook desktop interface on mobile using phone browser.
The usual trick is to login to your Facebook account visiting “www.facebook.com” or “facebook.com” on mobile but to achieve a full Facebook site, you need to be a bit diplomatic.
Instead of typing the usual Facebook homepage URL which is “www.facebook.com” on mobile that will take you to a Facebook mobile version on your phone just add this command “home.php” after the slant line and you will be taken to a full Facebook website rather than a mobile website on your phone.
Note: If you always want to access your Facebook full site on mobile make sure you access your Facebook account through “http://www.facebook.com/home.php” and this will take you to the request page.
Meanwhile, it is not necessary to bookmark the Facebook desktop mobile URL since the first approach is handy and it doesn’t require any fundamental knowledge. It’s DIY guide.