Custom user-agent to mobile browsers / see apps with a mobile view

(James Rose) #1

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Your need in one sentence

As a User I want to set custom user agents so that I can open some sites as if they were mobile

Tell us about the current experience

As an example…

When I open Instagram, it’s view only

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Tell us what you are looking to change

I’d like to set the user agent so that Instagram opens with the ability to post. I do this with Wavebox by setting the UA to “Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0; Nexus 6P Build/OPM6.171019.030.B1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.87 Mobile Safari/537.36”

How would it change your experience

The main advantages for me are:

  • Being able to use Station for multiple Instagram accounts for our business.

You can also achieve this in Chrome by opeing dev tools, choosing a responsive option and reloading the page. But when you do this in Station you lose the Station sidebar

Might also help with some of the other issues I’m reading about where apps inspect the user agent and demand a newer browser


Mobile view of web apps
(Chan Kula) #3

There are lot more apps that would be ideal shrieked to mobile view and tucked aside the screen, so you get the full experience while do something else. I do this with Telegram, Tweetbot on Mac

So getting all other apps that way is ideal, only thing you have to do is give the ability user to set browser agent to mobile.

Like Gmail mobile view is far more usable even on desktop than full view.