Quick tip: How to get the full Twitter site on your BlackBerry PlayBook

Twitter Full site on the BlackBerry PlayBook
By Bla1ze on 14 May 2011 02:22 pm EDT

If you're a hardcore Twitter user, you've no doubt come across this issue with the BlackBerry PlayBook web browser when visiting Twitter. It -- seemingly, doesn't allow you to use the full Twitter website. Instead, it redirects you to the mobile site with no link being provided to escape from it. However, thanks to some URL trickery -- you can now use the full Twitter website should you choose to do so.

So how do you do it? Simple -- it's a url trick making it pretty much a one step process aside from needing to login to your account which, you've likely already done at least once anyway. Login to your Twitter account from your BlackBerry PlayBook then manually enter this URL (http://mobile.twitter.com/settings/change_ui) the URL will then refresh, upon refresh you'll be taken to the full Twitter site with all the access you would expect from it.

Ideal? Not really -- but it works until we get some really good Twitter clients showing up in BlackBerry App World. Thanks, @K_r_y_p_t_o for the tip!

Reader comments

Quick tip: How to get the full Twitter site on your BlackBerry PlayBook


I did this a week or so ago and my browser occasionally crashed and shut down when flipping between the real Twitter site and other tabs, or if Twitter is loading while I'm on another tab. It never crashed before I switched to the real one or since changing it back to the mobile site. Happening to anyone else?

Ok guys
im now totally bored with the playbook, twitter app oh great i can get this on my phone, how about Rim sort out the fact that we dont have email and we have to bridge connection to get bbm or mails etc, or the fact that after nearly a month i cannot access any files on my phone except pdf docs.. I was so excited to buy and recieve the playbook but its now totally boring, i have an ipad and can do all the things that the playbook cant do.
About time they came out with a decent update to the os

Well try accessing your native mails live on Wifi only ipad when not in wifi zone without having bought monthly tethering plan, my playbook can do that :) Atleast RIM does not make you buy new part 2 of device to get normal things like cameras in tablet (like ipad). We just need to wait for free software updates, I will take it any day. Why can't you access your files on phone? Playbook supports it after last update. BTW can Ipad access iphone files without tethering fees?

Never had an issue with the main Twitter site but I have this mobile issue for the MLB site. Anyone know a URL for the MLB main site?

Playbook provides link to Twitter by default and it opens full site so easier way is to just use that link icon. Only if you try to go within the browser to twitter site it takes you to mobile version by default.

I don't understand why RIM removed the browser emulation option from OS 4.x (possibly 5.x) browsers. On my Bold, I could choose if I wanted it to appear as BlackBerry, Firefox, or IE. I don't need both FF/IE, but at least make an option that gives us Mobile or Desktop. So many websites force-redirect you to mobile sites and you can't do anything about it. What's going on RIM???!!!