If you ever wanted to make your web traffic seem like it was coming from a different browser–say, to trick a site that claims it’s incompatible with yours–you can. All popular browsers offer built-in user agent switchers, so you can change your user agent without installing any extensions.
Websites identify browsers by their “user agents“. Change a browser’s user agent and it will report it’s a different browser to websites. This allows you to request web pages intended for different browsers–or even different devices, like smartphones and tablets.
Chrome’s user agent switcher is part of its Developer Tools. Open them by clicking the menu button and selecting More Tools > Developer Tools. You can also use press Ctrl+Shift+I on your keyboard.
Click the menu button to the right of the “Console” tab at at the bottom of the Developer Tools pane and select “Network Conditions”
If you don’t see the console at the bottom, click the menu button at the top right corner of the Developer Tools pane–that’s the button just to the left of the “x”–and select “Show Console”.