How To View the LinkedIn Desktop Site from your Phone

People use LinkedIn for a few reasons like finding work, promoting themselves, and even just to network with other people. It is a business oriented social network that covers all sorts of jobs and careers of all kinds. There is an app for it for iPhone and Android now, but the look and feel of the desktop website is just much nicer to a lot of people. What if you want to see the desktop site from your phone though? If you try to go to the website on your phone it goes to the mobile site not the desktop site. Well, there is a way around that.

Back in 2015 the LinkedIn mobile website and app were both redone. The desktop website took a little longer to be redone, but once they finished it, it was worth the wait. The new look and feel of the site are great. This was completely backwards from how most things work.

The usual order of things is redoing the website, then the mobile site, and finally the app gets redone. They also based the website off of how the app looked instead of the other way around. Even though they have done things completely backwards from most other sites, it has worked out great for them and the result is nice.

Why You Want To View the Desktop Version Instead

Mobile websites are created to better fit a small screen and are made to use less data that desktop websites on mobile devices. With that being said, why would you even want to view the desktop site instead? Well, along with being made for smaller screens and less data usage comes less functionality, a more basic layout, and possibly less images and media. Depending on what site, there could be a huge difference between the desktop and mobile versions.

When visiting most websites this doesn’t really matter. But when it comes to social networking sites this could be a problem. When accessing a site like this, you want to be able to do and see everything that is has to offer without missing anything. You don’t want a watered down experience just to help lower your data usage do you?

If so, then the mobile site will do just fine for you. The other option you have is the mobile app. As you may know from other social networking sites, these can get aggrivating and even bothersome with all the notifications that come along with them. If you aren’t worried about that either, then have at it. But if you truly want the best LinkedIn experience then you need to use the desktop version of the site without a doubt.

Your Android Device

Android phones come with Chrome as the default web browser, which comes in handy when trying to view a desktop site. It has a setting that allows you to view desktop sites instead of mobile sites. It’s a quick process too.

  1. Open Chrome and go to the LinkedIn website. This will take you to the mobile site but don’t worry.

Tap desktop site

  1. Tap on the Three Dot menu button in the top right corner of the browser to open a drop down menu.
  2. In this menu, check the box next to Desktop site.

desktop version will load

  1. Now, the desktop version of the site will load, and you can use it now.

use your phone in landscape

Remember to use landscape display so you can see the site better. When you are viewing a desktop site on your mobile device, the desktop site will appear small and possibly hard to see. When you turn your phone on the side you can see the site a little better and it isn’t as hard to navigate.

Your iPhone

iPhones use Chrome and Safari and both of them work fine for doing this. Of course, if you are using Chrome you can just do the same thing as on an Android device. If you are using Safari though, things are just a little different.

1. Go to the LinkedIn website in your Safari browser. This will take you to the mobile sight just like on Android devices, but don’t worry.

2. Click the Share button.

3. Choose the Request Desktop Site option in the pop up menu.

4. Now, you will be able to continue on the desktop version of the site.

Remember to use landscape display so you can see the site better. When you are viewing a desktop site on your mobile device, the desktop site will appear small and possibly hard to see. When you turn your phone on the side you can see the site a little better and it isn’t as hard to navigate.