Instagram has rolled out a new layout of the “Stories” feature for its desktop version. The company started testing the feature earlier this month and now has released it by giving a new look to Instagram Stories on desktop.
Instagram Launches New Layout for “Stories” on Desktop Version
According to the latest reports, the new layout is available for all the users. In the new layout Stories, you can click on one Instagram story to launch a new layout. From the same account, you can view the next story by clicking on the next and previous buttons. And if you want to skip the next story, click on the profile picture of the account of whom you wish you view the story. You can also close the Stories screen and return to the feed.
On the desktop version of the Instagram app, you can see five stories at once. As you continue, the Carousel will keep changing with the next accounts. The new update on a desktop is small but gives more control to the users over viewing Stories. You can also mute, reply, and report stories on a desktop.
The new feature on the desktop version makes it easy for the users to access the app while working on a PC and the users can also keep a track of how many new stories were added and where they left. The feature is available for Windows and Mac.
Till now, the Instagram desktop version was a viewing-only platform. Everything is available on the mobile app. For the desktop app, many new features were added but posting stories, photos, or videos were not allowed.
Recently, Instagram has added features like a Reply/forward option for a message, a new way to switch between multiple accounts, vanish mode, mute Instagram story, and more.