How to force the full Twitter website on tablets/other devices

Posted: 29/12/2011 in Mobile, Social Media, Technology
Tags: , , , , ,

Unfortunately, I have been getting reports that this no longer works on the majority of products. It would seem that Twitter have changed some settings. :(

It’s pretty rare that I post about stuff like this but after banging my head against the mobile version of the Twitter website on the Blackberry Playbook I did some research and finally came across this solution!

So you have a shiny new tablet/mobile device and for some reason you decide you want to view the Twitter website on it. You type in the address and before you know it you are there, but there is one problem. You notice that you have been sent to the mobile version of the site with no way to access the full website. Normally with most sites there is an option at the bottom of the page to switch to the full site but it’s not available on the mobile Twitter website for some bizarre reason…

…Well fear not. By using the following address you can go to the full website and then just bookmark where the link sends you.

 http://mobile.twitter.com/settings/change_ui

(This has been confirmed to work on both the Blackberry Playbook and the iPad)

About these ads
Comments
  1. […] RIM supplies a link to the mobile version of the website but it falls lacking, which is why the workaround to trick the Playbook into accessing the full Twitter website is a […]

  2. daniel lot says:

    wow it really works now i can edit my profile right off my phone

  3. Tia says:

    Thanks! Helped out alot!!

  4. Big d says:

    You are freakin awesome thank you!!

  5. hollo says:

    It didn’t work on my samsung phone :(

  6. Arif says:

    it’s works gan, thanks very much :D

  7. Bre says:

    Wow! Thanks, Works Perfect For Galaxy S2

  8. Kim says:

    great – it works – thanks.

  9. christy says:

    Thanks so much!!! I was going crazy over here being redirected to the movie site….. why would they do something as stupid as that. 0_o

  10. melnel678 says:

    Thank you sooo much. I was so annoyed w/ the mobile version.

  11. PinkPrincessSu says:

    Thank you! It also works if Twitter thinks you are using a mobile when you are actually using a PC.

  12. SiyaMava says:

    Dude, thanx a million. I wanted to change my photo on iPad. Your trick works!

  13. tsmy08 says:

    just what i needed.thanx

  14. yashua781 says:

    Reblogged this on yashuasentertainment and commented:
    It really works

  15. Amanda Finnegan says:

    Brill! Only a few problems though like unable to change profile pic and a few other settings.

  16. Tash says:

    Works like a charm… Thanks!

  17. Ral says:

    Amazing. Thanks.

  18. jane ritchie says:

    I was really excited to see this bit alas doesn’t work on the Motorola XOOM. Thanks anyway!

    • guillinuk says:

      That’s unfortunate :(. While it doesn’t have a 100% success rate it’s still a shame when i see it doesn’t work for some people.

  19. Meagan says:

    THANK YOU!!
    I just did this on my Kindle Fire HD and it worked perfectly :)
    Link still good Jan of 2013

  20. Don R says:

    No longer works on Safari/iPad. Stopped working in the last two weeks. HUGE bummer. Still works on desktop browsers. Twitter must have decided to force mobile view onto iPads whether you want it or not. Sucks.

  21. Carlos says:

    As of April 2013 didn’t work on my ipad

  22. Lauren A Douglas says:

    Didnt work on the galaxy fml

  23. Ruth James says:

    I would like to update or change things on my profile and it does not allow me to do so . Please help .

  24. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice
    blog like this one today.

  25. Amber says:

    Yea it didn’t work on my iPhone. It took right back to that mobile site. My laptop quit on me recently & I wanted to make my profile private, but I can’t do it from the app. Sucks I can’t change it from my phone😒

  26. oldgit9 says:

    Just tried this on my LG G Pad 8.3 using chrome.

    Worked like a charm. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s