For some reasons, if you like to access the Twitter desktop site on your smartphone that can be anything like iPhone, Android or Tablet, this guide shows you how to do that. Usually, when you access the Twitter site by its address www.twitter.com, it senses that you are visiting from a mobile device and sends you to their mobile version which is mobile.twitter.com. Mobile version of the site specifically designed for mobile devices where you will not get the exact twitter desktop GUI and experience. Though that is the correct way to access Twitter on your mobile phone (and with their app), still for some reasons you may need to access the desktop site of Twitter.
We have earlier mentioned the similar step to access Facebook desktop site on your smartphone. This might be ideal when you have a smartphone or tablet, for example, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and similar larger screen size devices.
Access Twitter Desktop Site on iOS Devices – iPhone, iPad
This method only works with Google Chrome browser. If you try to access the Twitter site from Safari browser from your phone, you will be automatically re-directed to their mobile version. There is no option available to access or request desktop site version of Twitter from Safari browser on your iOS device.
You must have the Google Chrome browser to get this option
- Access the Twitter site, and it will be automatically redirected to the mobile site.
2. Once it is loaded successfully, click on the options (three dots), then ‘Request Desktop Site’ as below.
3. Once you clicked it, you will get the Twitter desktop site on your iPhone or iPad through the Google Chrome browser.
How to Access Twitter Desktop Site on Android Smartphones
Now you can guess the way. Since all (mostly) Android smartphones come with Google Chrome installed, it is easy to access the Twitter desktop GUI.
Just open the www.twitter.com on Google Chrome, then click on the options and Request the Desktop version as shown above for iOS devices. This method will work on your Samsung, LG, Lenovo or any other Android tablets as long as it has Google Chrome browser installed.
Hope this guide would be helpful, do let us know the purpose you want to access Twitter desktop site on your smartphone/tablet or whether you have found any other workarounds than this.