How to Open Gmail Desktop Version in a Mobile Browser

How to Open Gmail Desktop Version on a Mobile Browser

by | Aug 26, 2020 | Gmail

Looking to select all emails or set up filters in Gmail from your phone? Find out here how to open Gmail desktop version on your mobile device.

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 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:

  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.
    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.

  4. Ask for Gmail to serve its desktop version.

    Chrome: Tap the menu button (Google Chrome mobile menu button) and select Request Desktop Site from the menu.
    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 sharing button (Safari mobile sharing button) and select Request Desktop Site from the Activities menu.

  5. 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

Is there a direct link to the desktop version of 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 open Gmail full version on a mobile browser tested with Gmail in mobile browsers; updated August 2020)

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