First, the House the Railway Narrowed
A stone’s throw from South Kensington station, the very railway you just exited is responsible for an impossibly narrow strip of land—and on top of it, a building that measures far less than a stone’s throw.
Is your phone or tablet small, portable almost? Are you still looking for all the amenities fully featured Gmail offers? Here you go:
How to Open Gmail Desktop Version in a Mobile Browser
Time needed: 2 minutes.
To log in to and access the full desktop version of Gmail from a mobile browser:
- Open https://mail.google.com/ in your mobile device’s browser.
Note: If Gmail suggests using the Gmail app instead, tap I am not interested.
Direct link: If the link above asks you about simple HTML Gmail, you can open https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0 instead.
- Tap the Gmail hamburger menu button ().
- Select Desktop under View Gmail in:.
Tip: You’ll find this choice at the very bottom of the menu.
Shortcut: See below for a possible direct link.
- Ask for Gmail to serve its desktop version.
Chrome: Tap the menu button () and select Request Desktop Site from the menu.
Edge: Tap the three dots menu button () and select Vew desktop site from the menu.
Firefox: Tap the three dots menu button in the address bar () and choose Request Desktop Site from the menu.
Safari: Tap the sharing button () and select Request Desktop Site from the Activities menu.
- Now select standard under Gmail view:.
Tip: This choice, again, is at the bottom of the basic HTML Gmail version.
How to Open Gmail Desktop View in a Mobile Browser: FAQ
Yes; to open the (basic HTML) desktop view of Gmail directly in a mobile browser:
- Open the Gmail.com desktop version at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h//?f=1.
Can I open the full version in Opera Mini?
No, Gmail will always serve its simple HTML version for Opera Mini.
(How to open Gmail full version on a mobile browser tested with Gmail in mobile browsers; updated November 2020)