Make Instagram Less Horrible Online With These Chrome Extensions

The Instagram website design is not the epitome of user experience. At best, it can be described as usable. You can use it to view your feed, stories, and finally, even post photos from the website. But just being usable is not enough. That’s why it’s time to enhance the Instagram web experience with these Chrome extensions to transform it into an app, add a uploader, access video controls, use dark mode, and more.

Instagram App : Turn Instagram into an App

You’ll find plenty of ways to turn the Instagram website into an app, but this Chrome extension does the job pretty damn well on its own. This gives you the Instagram mobile app on your computer, which makes the Instagram interface much more user-friendly. From the app’s dashboard, you can upload IGTV photos and videos, quickly take and share screenshots, and use dark mode.

Stories App for Instagram : Download Stories and Record Instagram Live

Want to save Instagram Stories or record Instagram Lives? In the Stories app, it’s as easy as hitting the download button on photos, videos, and Stories. Another benefit? You can watch stories anonymously. And the next time you watch a live stream on Instagram, you’ll see the option to record and save the video so you can come back to it whenever you want.

Instagram Video Controls : Add controls to your video player.

By default, the Instagram video player in the feed has no controls. You cannot play, pause, or switch to full screen mode. The Controls for Instagram Videos extension adds all of these features to the Instagram website. In addition, you can click the menu button with three dots to be able to download the video or view it in the picture-in-picture window.

Night Mode for Instagram : Get Instant Dark Mode

Many extensions come with built-in dark modes, but if you only want to add dark mode to the Instagram website (and nothing else), try the Night Mode for Instagram extension. This is a simple one-click extension. Click the extension icon and switch to dark mode, click it again to return to light mode.

FastSave for Instagram : universal downloader for Instagram

FastSave is an all-in-one Instagram extension for downloading content from Instagram. Plus, it gives you the ability to switch between desktop and mobile layouts. You’ll find the quick save button everywhere – next to photos, videos, and stories.

Extension for Instagram : add video mini player to Instagram

The generic-label extension for Instgram does quite a lot, but two of its features really stand out. First, it’s a floating mini-player for Instagram videos that lets you watch videos while browsing your feed. And second is the fact that it makes links in comments really clickable, potentially solving Instagram’s biggest problem as a platform.

Layoutify : Get a grid of Instagram posts.

The Instagram website on the desktop takes up quite a lot of screen space. The left and right sides are empty and you can only see one post at a time. What if you could see four or six posts at the same time? Layoutify makes this possible. Once installed, it will display Instagram posts in grid format and upload images in high quality format. There is also support for night mode. Press the menu button with three dots and it will show you a grid of liked posts and saved collections.

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