The facebook-owned company, Instagram launched a new called 'Instagram Stories' nearly a month ago. The feature was heavily criticized for the company being taken the feature from the famous Snapchat.
If you aren't familiar with it, Instagram Stories is a feature which allows users to add multiple photos or videos as a story and they disappear after 24 hours. For Snapchat users, this feature might not be new, but Instagram has added their own plucks.
Having said that, the feature isn't live for the desktop version of the Instagram website. However, there is a simple trick to view Instagram stories on the desktop, thanks to the 'Chrome IG Story', which is a Google Chrome extension for viewing Instagram Stories on Desktop.
Follow the simple steps to download and view Instagram Stories on Desktop.
Step 1: Make sure you're on Google Chrome browser
The first step in this process is that you have to be on Google Chrome browser because the procedure won't work on other browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.
Step 2: Download 'Chrome IG Story' Extension
As said earlier, we can achieve to see the stories on the desktop with the help of the chrome extension called 'Chrome IG Story'. You can download the extension by clicking here.
Step 3: Restart Your Chrome Browser
After downloading and installing the extension, just restart your chrome browser and open Instagram to check whether it is working or not.
The interface is same as the mobile application's interface. All the recent stories will be shown on the top of the feed and the ones which are circled with gray are unread stories.
You Can Download Stories as Well
This is the best feature of the extension. It allows users to download the stories of other users whether it be video or a photo. That said, you can't post a story via desktop, though.