How to Watch Instagram Live on PC ?

Growing with the popularity: When it comes to sharing photos and videos, there is nothing that can beat Instagram. The number of new subscribers to the platform keeps on staying high daily. The features and updates given to the app are completely centered towards the users and aid them in achieving the required name and fame.

Two of such tools of the platform are Stories and Live. Whereas both of these stay displayed on the profile for up to 24 hours, the latter creates more impact in terms of getting connected to the viewers. As of now, the feature to view Live is limited only to mobile applications. But, there is also a method to witness the same conveniently on the PC.

In the blog for the day, we would be discussing more on this topic.

Is it Possible to Watch Instagram Live on PC ?

Yes, the Instagram app has plenty of features that make its use on it more convenient over any of the other devices. But when it comes to witnessing Live videos, some users might not like the clutter created due to the reacts and comments that keep popping up on the same screen where you are seeing the video.

But, if you watch the same on PC, then the reacts appear on only a side of the screen and thus you can see the video without any hassles. Though there is no official update from the platform to witness Live videos on PC, a Chrome extension can help you out.

Chrome Extensions are available for multiple purposes like for live videos, for checking nofollow links, for finding fonts on a web page and many more.

Google Chrome IG Stories extension to Watch Instagram Live on PC

The Chrome extension of IG Stories for Instagram allows you to witness the Live videos on PC or Laptop. It also allows us to witness the stories and download the finished live videos for future references. Also, you can use it to upload the stories right from your PC.

The extension can be added by going for the following steps:

  1. Open up the Chrome Browser and go to the Chrome Store.
  2. Enter IG Stories for Instagram in the search bar to receive the option for it.
  3. Open up the first search and hit on the option of ‘Add to Chrome’ on the right side.
  4. Confirm on the popup that appears and click on the confirm option present at its bottom.
  5. The process begins to install the extension on the browser and post success, you would be able to see the icon on the top right corner of the screen.

Viewing Instagram Live videos on PC

To view the Live videos from PC, go for the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Instagram on your Chrome browser on PC.
  2. Hit on the Live link displayed at the top of your profile.
  3. The same gets launched in a separate window due to the extension and you can witness the same.
  4. Hover over the screen to find the download option at the top left corner of the screen.
  5. Hit on it to download the video and save it for the future.

Similarly, the Instagram stories can also be viewed via this extension.

Alternatively, the viewers can also opt for third party softwares to view the Instagram Live videos. But the safety of the same stays under question. Hence, have solid background research on it before deciding to move ahead.

Let us know your views and queries in the comments section. Till then, stay safe and keep visiting our channel for more of such blogs.


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