Instagram is bringing its Stories feature to desktop and mobile web which means that users can now watch Stories on a handset outside the Instagram app by heading to Instagram.com. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to view Stories posted by their friends and others they follow. But in the months ahead, the web version will allow you to post to Stories, too.
The photo-sharing platform will allow users to upload stories via the mobile web, which might be helpful for those who go the extra length of editing their images and videos before sharing them as stories. As in the mobile app, Instagram Stories will appear at the top of the page when viewed on the web. You can click into a Story to view it, then tap on the small arrow icons to advance or go back.
Instagram in a post said, "Stories has quickly become an important part of the Instagram experience — over 250 million people use it every day to see what their friends are doing at the moment. Now we’re excited to bring Stories to people who use Instagram on the web."
Stories, a Snapchat Stories clone, are strings of photos and videos that disappear 24 hours after you've posted them. It has more than 250 million users a day.
The update is beginning to roll out from today to users globally, and the upload feature is expected to come in the next few months.