How to Open Gmail Full Desktop Version in Mobile Browsers

How to Open Gmail Desktop Version on a Mobile Browser

Looking to select all emails or set up filters in Gmail from your phone? Find out here how to log in to Gmail desktop version on your mobile device (Android, iPhone, Kindle Fire,…).

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.

The Thin House” is small, almost portable; its apartments still are expensive, though (this is Kensington), and equipped with all the amenities you’d expect in fully sized buildings.

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 Log In to the Full Gmail Desktop Version in a Mobile Browser

iPhone and iPad

Time needed: 2 minutes.

To log in to and access the full desktop version of Gmail from a mobile browser:

  1. 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 (iOS) or Use the web version (Android).
    Direct link: If the link above asks you about simple HTML Gmail, you can open https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0 instead.

  2. Tap the Gmail hamburger menu button (Gmail app hamburger menu icon).

  3. 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.
    Select "Desktop" for "View Gmail in"

  4. Ask for Gmail to serve its desktop version.

    Chrome: Tap the menu button (Google Chrome mobile menu button) and select Desktop site.
    Edge: Tap the three dots menu button (Google Chrome mobile menu button) and select Vew desktop site from the menu.
    Firefox: Tap the three dots menu button in the address bar (Firefox three dots menu button) and choose Request Desktop Site from the menu.
    Safari: Tap the view menu in the address bar and select Request Desktop Website from the menu.
    (Safari 11 and earlier: Tap the sharing button (Safari mobile sharing button) and select Request Desktop Site from the Activities menu.)
    Select "Request Desktop Website" to log in to Gmail desktop version

  5. Now select standard under Gmail view:.

    Tip: This choice, again, is at the bottom of the basic HTML Gmail version.
    Select "standard" under "Gmail view:" for the desktop version

  6. Use Gmail in its desktop browser version.

    Gmail desktop version in a mobile browser

Android

To open Gmail desktop version on Android in Chrome (or another browser):

  1. Go to https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0 in Chrome or the Android browser of your choice.
    Web version please: If Gmail suggests using the Gmail app instead, choose Use the web version.
  2. Open the Gmail hamburger menu.
  3. Tap Desktop under View Gmail in:.
  4. Now open the Android Chrome three-dots menu.
  5. Select Desktop site from the menu.
    Other browser: See above for the equivalent menu item in other browsers.
    Request "Desktop site" in Chrome to open Gmail desktop version on Android
  6. Now follow the standard link under Gmail view: at the bottom.
  7. Use Gmail’s desktop version in Android Chrome.
    Gmail desktop version in Anroid Chrome

How to Log In to the Full Gmail Desktop Version in a Mobile Browser: FAQ

Is there a direct link to full desktop Gmail?

Yes; to open the (basic HTML) desktop view of Gmail directly in a mobile browser:

  1. 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 log in to the full Gmail desktop version on a mobile browser tested on iPhone and Android; updated July 2021)

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