Instagram is designed to be a mobile-first experience, so it’s not surprising that new features are secondary to its browser counterpart.
For those who want to view the Snapchat-style Instagram Stories in full browser resolution, however, now there’s a Chrome extension to help with that. Aptly named “Chrome IG Story,” simply add the extension and you’ll see a list of available stories to view at the top, just like within the app.
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Click the icon of the user whose story you want to see, and use the arrow keys to skip, or ESC to leave the lightbox view. A little number on the top left corner tells you if the user has multiple posts in their story, i.e. 1/7 or 2/4.
Right-clicking the user also lets you download the story, video or image. It should be a given by now that anything you share on the internet, regardless of their self-destructing nature, will always find a way to live on – so post scandalous things at your own discretion.
You can download the extension here while it’s still live.