You Can Now Watch Your Instagram Stories on Desktop, Too

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It’s been a little over a year since Instagram rolled out Stories on its app. Starting today, you’ll no longer be limited to viewing Stories only on your phone. Instagram is rolling out a new feature for its website, so you’ll be able to view Stories on desktop and mobile web. The rollout will be gradual and will be available to all users in the next few weeks, the company explained on its blog.

Stories, like they are in the app, will be visible at the top of your feed. To view one, you’ll click on it and use left and right arrows to tap between Stories or go back and rewatch something. Right now, the new feature only lets you view Stories, but Instagram says users will also be able to upload directly from mobile — just mobile, not desktop — web platforms in coming months. Your move, Snapchat.

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