For the avid users of Instagram, ‘stories’ is not a new thing. It has been quite a time when Instagram, the popular photo-sharing social media app, launched its stories similar to that of its rival, Snapchat. Instagram stories is a feature that allows users to post pictures and videos and then watch them automatically disappear after twenty-four hours. Instagram app users can watch stories of their friends or favorite celebrities anytime from their mobile phones but same is not the case with the desktop users as this feature has not yet been launched for the Instagram website.
So, how would one go about watching stories on their desktop? Don’t worry. We have got this sorted for you. Let’s find out how you will view Instagram stories on your desktop.
Download This Chrome Extension
Viewing Instagram stories on a desktop would not be a problem if you’re using Google Chrome as your web browser. To view Instagram stories on your browser, you need to download a Chrome extension namely Dubbed Chrome IG Story. Once you download this extension, it will inject your friend’s stories above your feed on the Instagram desktop website and you will be able to view them just like you do in your mobile app. To make the process easier for you, we have divided it further into four steps which are as follows:
Look for the extension, Chrome IG Story in the Chrome Web Store. Once you find it, click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button and wait till it starts installing.
When the extension is installed, you will find its icon among the icons of other extensions on the top right corner of your web browser.
Do not forget to test whether the extension works properly or not. Open Instagram’s website on your browser and check if you can view your friends’ stories on the top of your feed.
With the help of arrows keys, you can navigate forward and back and then press the Esc key to close the gallery. This extension also allows you to download a story by clicking the icon of an Instagram user.
The best thing about Chrome IG Story is that it’s absolutely free. You can download the extension and use it as much as you like without any hassle. There are times when you’re occupied on the desktop and do not feel like picking up your mobile to view Instagram stories of your friends. This is the easiest way to view them on your desktop instead. Furthermore, there is also another splendid feature of this extension. When you view an Instagram user’s story via your desktop, he or she will not be able to know if their story has been viewed or downloaded by you. The extension permits you to view the Instagram stories but does not mark them as ‘seen’. Isn’t that way too exciting?