How to request the desktop site in Safari for Facebook

Have you ever had clients need help and all you had with your mobile device?

Are there Facebook features you can’t access from your mobile device?

In this article, I’ll show you how to request the desktop site in Safari for Facebook.

Facebook mobile frustrations

Have you ever tried to access a website from your mobile device only to be directed to a mobile-friendly version?

Often times, mobile-friendly means limited.

According to The Next Web, 30% of Facebook’s active user base are mobile-only.

I’m expecting those numbers to continue to increase as more and more people go completely mobile.

In the meantime, while Facebook has some great mobile apps by way of the Facebook mobile app and Facebook Page Manager, sometimes it can be frustrating to switch back and forth between apps.

Fortunately, there’s a hidden shortcut that will let you switch to the desktop version of Facebook.

To use the request desktop site feature, you will need to be running iOS 8 on an Apple device.

Follow these instructions to request the desktop site for Facebook.

How to request the desktop site for Facebook

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Improving communication with Facebook Voice Messages

Did you know, you can send voice messages to friends using a feature called Facebook voice messages.

While Facebook voice messages was announced back in January, it’s a feature a lot of people overlook – probably because they don’t know it exists.

What are Facebook voice messages?

Facebook voice messages are another way for you to communicate with friends on Facebook.

Voice messages let you record a message and send them to a friend.

There are plenty of times when you would want to send a Facebook voice message instead of typing out a message.

Here are a few examples of how you can use Facebook voice messages.

  • Send a birthday message
  • Congratulate a friend on a new job promotion
  • Send a message to a loved one
  • Send a congratulatory message to a new business owner
  • And more…
Facebook voice messages

Screenshot of Facebook voice messages on an iPhone.

Learn how to send Facebook voice messages using the following instructions.

How to send Facebook Voice Messages

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What are Facebook Gifts

Today, Facebook announced another addition to their social networking site – Facebook Gifts. Now, instead of giving virtual gifts, you can give real gifts for real moments.

With this new feature tied in to Facebook Timeline, now whenever someone celebrates a milestone, a birth or a birthday, you’ll be ready to send them a gift – without leaving Facebook.

What I like about Facebook Gifts

One thing that I am looking forward to with Facebook Gifts is the ability to create a seamless social shopping environment.  Now, instead of having to go to different websites to do my online shopping or forgetting about a birthday, milestone or anniversary, I can now send Facebook gifts two ways – from the status update area or under the birthdays and Life Events section on the Facebook news feed.

From the looks of things, sending a Facebook Gift is very seamless too – with a few nice features thrown in.

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