Sep 13, 2011

Want facebook full version on mobile instead of lite or mobile version?

Earlier facebook had the facility to switch back to the full version instead of their facebook mobile or lite or touch version. But now when you browse facebook from your mobile browser, this option is not there and you have to compulsorily use the mobile version only. But this version has its limitations. So for those who are used to full version only, here is the workaround.

When you type facebook.com in your mobile browser, the URL automatically changes to m.facebook.com/?w2m&_rdr 
I had a look at this URL and then it was logical that w2m means web to mobile. I tried to reverse that and it worked. 

So what you need to do is to remove the starting "m.", trailing "&_rdr", change "w2m" as "m2w" so that the URL becomes facebook.com/?m2w

Now you should be able to browse with full facebook version on your mobile.


Update on 3rd January 2012:


The above post was relevant at the time when it was posted. Sometime back, facebook changed its URLs and now when I type facebook.com in my opera mini, URL changes to m.facebook.com/?_rdr


Now you need to delete m. at the start and change the URL to facebook.com/home.php so as to view full facebook version on your mobile.

8 comments:

  1. Didn't work as expected. It switches to full version for the very first page. Subsequent pages revert to the mobile version.

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  2. Please check the main post above. I have updated it. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know that earlier workaround is not working. 

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  3. Same happened again :(
    It loads the home.php page as the full version, but clicking on any further link takes me back to the mobile version.
    Seems like facebook is completely unwilling to let people access the full version on mobile.
    Still, a good job by you :)

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  4. Your second comment is approved by me, but somehow it is not appearing here. I am facing some issues with Disqus here. I have contacted Disqus support as well. Your second comment read as under:

    "Same happened again :( It loads the home.php page as the full version, but clicking on any further link takes me back to the mobile version. Seems like facebook is completely unwilling to let people access the full version on mobile. Still, a good job by you :)"

    I not facing any such issue on my Opera Mini. Which browser are you using? 

     

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  5. Well, somehow it worked right this time on my Opera Mini.
    Why it didn't work the last time stays a mystery :P
    Thanks for the update.

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  6. Thanks. Glad that it worked for you :)

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  7. Works for me on Safari iOS 5.1 http://www.facebook.com/home.php

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