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How to View the YouTube Desktop Site on Mobile

YouTube logo.

To view YouTube’s desktop version in Safari on iPhone, tap the “AA” icon in the address bar and select “Request Desktop Website.” In Chrome on Android, tap the three-dot menu and choose “Desktop Site.”

Prefer using YouTube’s desktop site on mobile? If so, we’ll show you how to use the platform’s desktop site in Safari on iPhone and Chrome on Android, as well as in Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

You’ll use your mobile web browser’s built-in options to load YouTube’s desktop site. There’s no need to download or install any third-party apps.

View YouTube’s Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

Safari allows you to view Facebook and any other sites in their desktop mode in just a few steps.

First, launch Safari on your iPhone and open YouTube. When the site loads, tap the “AA” icon in the address bar.

From the menu, select “Request Desktop Website.”

Request desktop website option in Safari

Safari will reload your site, allowing you to view its desktop mode.

View YouTube’s Desktop Site in Chrome on Android

To access YouTube’s desktop version, launch Chrome on your Android phone. In the browser, access the YouTube site.

In Chrome’s top-right corner, tap the three-dot menu and choose “Desktop Site.”

Select "Desktop Site" in the menu.

View YouTube’s Desktop Site in Firefox

Firefox offers the same options as Chrome. First, launch Firefox on your phone. Then, open the YouTube site.

When the site loads, in Firefox’s top-right corner, tap the three-dot menu and choose “Desktop Site” (Android) or “Request Desktop Site” (iPhone and iPad).

Select "Desktop Site" in the menu.

Your browser will reload the page, allowing you to see the platform’s desktop version.

View YouTube’s Desktop Site in Edge

If you’re an Edge user, launch the browser on your phone. In the browser, load the YouTube site as you usually would.

When YouTube launches, tap the three-dot menu in Edge’s bottom bar.

Select the three dots at the bottom.

In the open menu, select “View Desktop Site.”

Choose "View Desktop Site" in the menu.

And that’s how you can enjoy YouTube’s desktop version without being on a desktop computer.


Did you know you can reverse the above for Chrome to access a site’s mobile version on a desktop?

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