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The extensive Web Viewer brings to Chrome the look of Instagram for mobile phones, as well as adding missing features to the web version of the social photo network. Available for free on the Chrome Web Store, the tool lets you post stories and photos to Instagram on your PC, has a dark mode option and has all the features offered in the iPhone (iOS) and Android app.

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The plugin simulates the mobile version of Instagram with a vertical open window right from the screen, which independent of Chrome, so you can keep an eye on the social network, for example, while another browser window accesses a different page. Here's how to install using the extensive Web Viewer to browse Instagram and view direct messages on your PC.

Extensive Web Viewer offers extra features for using Instagram on computer Photo: Playback / Marvin CostaExtensive Web Viewer offers extra features for using Instagram on computer Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Extensive Web Viewer offers extra features for using Instagram on computer Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

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Step 1. Go to the extension download page in the Chrome Web Store and press the "Use in Chrome" button;

While preparing to download the extensive Web viewer for using Instagram on PC Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhile preparing to download the extensive Web viewer for using Instagram on PC Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

While preparing to download the extensive Web viewer for using Instagram on PC Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Press the "Add Extensive" button to have the tool installed in Chrome;

When to download and install the extensive Web Viewer to use Instagram on PC Photo: Playback / Marvin CostaWhen to download and install the extensive Web Viewer to use Instagram on PC Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

When to download and install the extensive Web Viewer to use Instagram on PC Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Before starting the extension, make sure Instagram web is previously logged in to your account. Then tick the Web Viewer icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome window;

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When to open Instagram through the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 4. The extension will start Instagram in a vertical window next to the web browser page. You will find the same features offered in the Instagram app. At the top of the screen, in addition to the navigation and feed update buttons, there is a camera icon that opens the computer file explorer for photos to be published as stories. There is also a TV icon button that opens IGTV tools on Instagram Web;

By accessing the screen to post stories and IGTV through the extensive Web Viewer Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaBy accessing the screen to post stories and IGTV through the extensive Web Viewer Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

By accessing the screen to post stories and IGTV through the extensive Web Viewer Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 5. The bottom of the window displays the tabs for accessing the search tool, interactions received by other users, and access to the user profile. In the center part of the options, there is a button for sharing photos in the Instagram feed;

When to open the photo publishing tool in the Instagram feed through the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen to open the photo publishing tool in the Instagram feed through the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When to open the photo publishing tool in the Instagram feed through the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 6. The extension also allows you to access the private messaging page. To do this, select the arrow cone in the upper right corner of the screen;

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By accessing the extensive Web Viewer for direct messages received on Instagram Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 7. You can open conversations and send messages normally. Also, just tap on the "+" icon to start a new chat or group of conversations with friends;

Extensive Web Viewer screen to interact with Instagram private messages Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaExtensive Web Viewer screen to interact with Instagram private messages Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Extensive Web Viewer screen to interact with Instagram private messages Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 8. The extension also features a dark mode that changes the background of the Instagram viewer to prevent glare. To activate the feature, press the moon cone in the upper right corner of the screen;

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By activating the night mode of the extensive Web Viewer that lets you access Instagram through Chrome Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 9. Users can download posts they view in the feed. To do this, hover over the top right area of ??each post to activate the "Download" button. Just click on the option to download the content to the PC;

Opposite of the extensive Web Viewer that allows you to download photos and video in the Instagram feed Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaOpposite of the extensive Web Viewer that allows you to download photos and video in the Instagram feed Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Opposite of the extensive Web Viewer that allows you to download photos and video in the Instagram feed Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 10. The extension also features interaction buttons that allow you to like, comment and share posts with friends on Instagram. There is even the option to save the content in a collection;

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Options for interacting with Instagram posts using the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 11. To access your profile, select the avatar icon in the lower right corner of the screen;

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By accessing Instagram's user profile using the extensive Web Viewer for Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 12. The screen allows you to edit your profile and access your Instagram account settings from a layout similar to the social network app version.

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Options for profile editing and accessing Instagram settings through the extensive Web Viewer for Chorme Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Use the features to browse Instagram on your PC with the same options as your phone.

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