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How to use Instagram chat on PC without installing anything

The little trick simulates the use of Instagram on the computer with the same layout as the application and also allows posting of photos in the feed

Social networks are increasingly integrated between browsing the computer and mobile devices. While the Facebook seemed to be more successful in browsers, the Instagram was born and developed notoriously focused on smartphones and tablets.

Therefore, the website of the platform in browsers still lacks in some aspects, and one of the main ones is the impossibility of using the Direct, that is, the chat tool. Having the possibility to use a computer chat tool can be very useful, as WhatsApp Web itself demonstrates.

A trick that gives you more freedom

There is a little trick in using the website Instagram at the Chrome It is capable of simulating the use of the social network with the same layout used on mobile devices. With it, you don't need to install any program or extension for that and you can use the chat Instagram directly on the computer screen.

Another interesting advantage is the possibility of posting photos via the computer, something that is also not possible in the normal version of the website for browsers. This can be very useful especially for those who work with posting montages and edits made on the pc itself or manage more than one account.

In the version of Instagram for browsers it is not possible to access the chat or even post photosIn the version of Instagram for browsers it is not possible to access the chat or even post photos

The Stories they also gain an advantage with this trick. Instead of having to watch all the Stories in one account to be able to jump to the next one, with the trick it is possible to drag the mouse on the screen as you do with your finger on the smartphone to jump to the next contact.

How to use Instagram fully on your computer

Step 1: The most important point of the trick is that it is done by Chrome. The first step is to access the Instagram website through Chrome normally and log in to your account;

Step 2: Then just press F12 to open the tool for developers – it is a dialog box that will open on the right side of the page. In the top bar, it will present a cone with a smartphone and a tablet drawn on it, which should be clicked on;

First step click on the mobile devices symbolFirst step click on the mobile devices symbol

Step 3: By clicking on this option, the site will simulate the use of Instagram on a mobile device. For all options to appear, it is necessary to update the page. That is, press F5.

When updating the page, it will show the Instagram layout for mobile devices with the option of Direct and send photosWhen updating the page, it will show the Instagram layout for mobile devices with the option of Direct and send photos

Now it will be possible to see the options to publish a photo with the +, which is in the bottom bar, and the chat sign (Direct) in the upper right corner, just like in the smartphone app. It is worth mentioning that to send the messages I need to click on Send, since the Enter of the keyboard just skips a line.

If you want to see the Stories, keep the page divided. If you don't want to see more Stories and to post a photo, view the feed or open the chat, you can close the developer tool.

To return to the normal navigation form, just open the tool again by clicking on F12 and clicking on the icon so that it turns black. When it is active, it is blue.

Did this tutorial work for you? Leave in the comments if you liked this new mode of Instagram for PC.