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How to use the desktop version of Facebook on mobile phones or tablets


The desktop version of Facebook differs notably from the app of the social network for mobiles and tablets. While the desktop version integrated dark mode in April 2020, app users have still had to wait a few more months to enjoy this novelty.



This is just one example of the differences between the two versions, differences that can lead you to prefer desktop version to the application. If this is the case, you should know that using Facebook from your mobile is not synonymous with giving up the Facebook desktop web.



With the simple trick that we explain in the following lines, you can use the desktop version of Facebook on mobile phones or tablets. Do you dare to try it?



Facebook Android

So you can use the desktop version of Facebook on your mobile or tablet.



How to enter the desktop version of Facebook on mobile or tablet



When you open the Facebook website in your mobile browser, the most normal thing is that take you to the web version of the social network. However, you may like the desktop version of Facebook more, since you can see the entire page.



Fortunately, you can also use Facebook on your mobile or tablet with the same appearance it has in your computer's browser. This is possible thanks to a simple trick that allows you to enter the desktop version of Facebook in just two steps.






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With this trick, what you really do is go from the version of Facebook web adapted for mobile -vertically- to the desktop version adapted for computers -horizontally-.



Without further ado, we will explain step step how to enter the desktop version of Facebook on Android mobile or tablet with the Google Chrome browser.



Open the web version of Facebook



The first thing you should do, as is normal, is to enter the Facebook website and login with credentials from your account, it does not matter if you do it from your mobile or from your tablet.



Login to Facebook

Enter your username and password.



Enter the Chrome options menu



Once the session is started, you will access your account in the web version of Facebook as usual. The next step is to click on the vertical three dots button located in the upper right corner of the screen, which will open the browser options menu.



Google Chrome options button

Button to open the options menu in Google Chrome.



Activate the desktop version



Within that menu of options that is displayed on the right of the screen, you must enable the option "Version for computer". Just by tapping on it, the box will be activated and the web version of Facebook will automatically switch to the desktop version.



Computer version of Facebook

Check the "Computer version" box.



What is the use of entering the desktop version?



Those explained above are the three simple steps you must follow to use the desktop version of Facebook on mobile or tablet. What the page will look like is the next.



Desktop version of Facebook on mobile

This is what the desktop version of Facebook looks like on an Android mobile.



As you can see, the elements of the page adapt differently to the width of the screen, its main consequence being a smaller size of the text.



Despite this negative point, which you can solve by zooming to the page, entering the desktop version has advantages. The main one is access to functions that are not available in the mobile app.



In short, you can use Facebook as if you were from your computer and not from your mobile. Everything is a matter of taste, and if you prefer the desktop version of Facebook, this trick will help you to have it on your smartphone.






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