How to use Instagram from Desktop PC - All Mobile Web Features Without any Installations.



Update :  Instagram now officially supports DMs and even lives on desktop web. This article might be still of some relevance incase things don't work as intended or you need to use a specific function of the mobile web interface.

There are many of you who wished there was a way to browse and use Instagram normally just like you are used to using it on your mobile. On the Desktop version of Instagram you can't really access your DMs or can upload or edit a post, or even upload a story. But here's a simple trick using which you can use Instagram with ease on your PC with most of the features that you'd find in the phone.

Here we are simply tricking the browser to think that you have opened the website on a mobile phone. Here we will make use of Chrome Dev Tools to trick it into thinking that we are on a mobile version.

Steps To Follow :

Open Instagram Account or Simply website in a new chrome window/tab ( window preferred, you'd soon know why)


Right click and Select Inspect or Press Ctrl+Shift+I



It'll open a new complex looking dev portal. Don't worry you don't have to do any coding mumbo jumbo here. Our work is kinda almost done here. It'll look something like this.


Now as you can see, we still don't have that little bottom bar and there's no DM icon on the top right. Now to trick into thinking it's been used on a mobile device you can either select a device of your choice or just leave it at responsive. It isn't gonna matter if you would be resizing the window anyway but still just for the fun of it if you wanna try give it a try. It'll look something like this.


I'd recommend using phone models for sake of simplicity but as said before It might not matter further. Next we would undock the Dev Tool Docker from the window, making the docker separate into a new window. Undocking is important as if you just close the dock from this window itself it'll revert you back onto the Desktop Instagram Site. You'll find this in top right, second option, it'll be a 3 dot menu.




Now you'd be able to see a window like this below. Next you'd have to close the docker from the separate window. Enjoy using your Full featured instagram from pc. If it doesn't happen right away ensure your window isn't maximised ( if so resize window to fit mobile frame.) Also refresh the mini window before closing the docker, that would do the work if your browser cache is causing the problem.




This trick can be useful for a lot of people ranging from people who don't have their phone in hand but want to use the full fledged features of Instagram without a major mumbo jumbo of installing apps or android emulators etc. You can also be a social media manager and you don't want to plague your android time and again with client's instagram accounts. There can be varied usage scenarios for why you'd like to use a Instagram from the PC for uploading, chatting etc.

Also there are many extensions in the chrome web store that will help you simulate mobile views. But that would require you installing that extension. If you don't want to install this is the way to use it every time you wanna use Instagram on PC, a few easy steps. But if you're absolutely lazy and wish for a one click solution then those mobile web testing extensions are your way to go. Here's one of the extensions I used to use for my own web development testing purposes before switching to chrome dev tools completely.





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Review : The Witcher Season 1 Netflix Series

The Witcher Netflix Series Season 1

The Witcher - A Netflix Original Series

Rating : 5 of 5 stars


About Series :
Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan

Creators: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich


Review :

Initially I thought it might be another Game thrones like show as the cinematography gave of very similar vibes. Forgive me but while watching it I had no idea that this series was actually based of a book series. I was totally engrossed in the story from the first episode itself. More than everything else I loved the way of storytelling. Everything was well placed like the elements of mystery, elements of plot build up, the characterisation. It is really good.

To be honestly speaking I can't say much about it more than this as the story is yet to be revealed further as the next seasons are aired until then I can surely read the books and find out as I can't really wait at a cliffhanger for a long time. But if you ask me, I loved the acting, the cinematography, the storytelling, overall its worth a watch for this season. I'd surely recommend you to check it out.

If only one thing I would've wished to improve is give more insight on how the world worked, like the world map, etc. In Game of thrones we could see in the beginning the map, wall, etc. I know if would be quite unfair to compare it with GOT in first season itself but I feel they both are really really close in a lot of things right from cinematography, fantasy plot with tons of naked scenes, gore ( Although it has it a bit less than GOT as of now ), mystery surrounding a single main 'destiny' element. In fact it many ways its one a similar track. Let's hope it doesn't end up GOT. That would be a huge disappointment for sure.

Below this you should expect spoilers. Don't read ahead unless you like some spoilers. Share the article and do comment your thoughts if you have seen the season 1 or have read the book.

While speaking of characters I liked Geralt more than others. Yennifer was fine, she didn't have my attention much as a character but I felt it could've been better if she is indeed the female lead ( at least for first season). I wish the dragon hunt part was explained a bit more, maybe the red dragon shifter ( that's what I expect it would be as there wasn't much info on it, or might have missed it who knows).

I liked how Geralt was given the 'white wolf' or per say a white knight title image. I was actually thing they would pair him with princess but then the whole time shift was revealed and I realised they might make it a father-daughter dynamic and it sort of happened. I can't comment more on the story as I am actually next reading the books to find the whole thing out but by just the webseries I can say overall it was really entertaining. Give it a try you might like it.




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