Have you ever wanted to edit the web pages of another website? Of course you can’t actually edit the actual web page but you can edit the page as you see it on your screen. How to Fake Edit Website Text in browsers?
If you’ve spent any amount of time on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or any other social media website, then you’ve probably seen your fair share of ridiculous conversations and outrageous threads. Well, most of those are actually… fake!
What a lot of people don’t realize is that screenshots are incredibly easy to doctor, especially if the screenshot is of a website. (Less so if the screenshot involves a mobile app, for example.) And you don’t even need Photoshop!
Fake edit website in your chrome
Maybe you know the usual trick: right-click on any text on a website, select Inspect Element, and you can change it to say whatever you want. Then all you have to do is snap a screenshot and that’s it. So many conversations are faked in this way.
But there’s an even better method: turning on Design Mode.
Open the Chrome console by pressing F12 and clicking on the Console tab. Then, type
document.designMode = "on" into the console and press Enter. Lastly, click on any text on the website and start editing it to say whatever you want it to say.
The next time you want to fake a screenshot to make it look like a person or a website is saying something weird, keep this trick in mind. It’s basically the same thing as the “Inspect Element” trick, but so much easier and faster.
Fake edit website in your Firefox & IE7
Here’s a method of editing the webpage in browsers without developer tools; all you need to do is visit the site you want to edit, paste the code below into your web browser address bar (tested in Firefox & IE7, fails in the Chrome search box) and hit the Enter button.
Then simply select a portion of text on the page and start editing.
Alternatively, you can install firebug and edit inline using this tool.