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Improved Layout for Instagram.com



Jacob "kurtextrem" Groß

Social & Communication






September 25, 2019

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The default Instagram.com layout is not optimized for the desktop. This extension improves the design.
It also lets you view your saved ("Collections") and liked images on the web! To view them, click the 3-dots menu on the top right.

Next, as Instagram is optimized for phones, they never load the highest quality and prevent the right click download of images.
This extension changes that and lets you save the highest quality using right click!

My extension does not collect any private data and your images are only stored on your PC.
Also, the code is Open-Source for you to check/contribute: https://github.com/kurtextrem/Improved-for-Instagram

Privacy Policy: https://kurtextrem.de/chrome/PRIVACY.html (Sensitive data is *only collected and stored on your own PC*, options are synced if Chrome Sync is turned on)
Permissions: "*.instagram.com/*", "instagram.com/*" means that it only has access to Instagram APIs and the Instagram web. As written above, data is only collected on your own PC.

v2.10.2: fix videos not working after IG update
v2.10.0: You will now get a notification if a user changes his/her profile picture, when you watch his/her posts.
v2.9.5.7: Fix "Watch" not working for new installations (Sorry!).
v2.9.5: Fix can not add users to watch list; Fixed 3-dots on every post not working; fix videos in night mode; removed "block story" feature as you can do this in Instagram itself by either using the 3-dots on a post or in the app by long pressing on the story
v2.9.4: Fix "Watch" not working (no notifications most of the time), fix explorer page and fix for new single posts (layout was broken a bit)
v2.9.3: Fix "tagged users weren't visible", slightly update night mode
v2.9.2: Fix "can't open image in new tab" bug
v2.9.0: New Design for Stories!
v2.8.3: Updated Night Mode. Much nicer colors. Fixed a few bugs regarding the 3-dots page.
v2.8.2: Fixed disappearing options. That bug was really weird.
v2.8.0: You can now see Collection folders. However, it is in a beta test at the moment. So you see an ID instead of the collection name.
v2.7.0: Exciting new feature: You can now watch users and get notified whenever they post something or add a story!
v2.6.0: New Logo/Icon, thanks to Ibrahim Tenekeci!
v2.5.9: Stories scrolling is slightly improved.
v2.5.7: A few bug fixes.
v2.5.4: New setting: Control the width of posts. Also, bug fixes regarding stories (plus: you can download videos in stories now).
v2.5: The 3-dots menu now contains options, which e.g. lets you enable night mode (alpha version)! More settings to come in the future.
v2.3.27: Bug fixes
v2.3.21: New feature: On single post pages, the highest quality is loaded. So you can right click to save the picture in the original quality.
v2.3.20: Update to latest Instagram changes
v2.3.15: The 3-dots menu is faster than ever, also a few bug fixes.
v2.3.14: Downloading videos is possible again
v2.3.10: Support for native Stories on the web (Instagram implemented it and it's rolling out; No need for an 3rd party extension anymore :) )
v2.3.9: Fixes the "scrolling not possible" issue!! Sadly, because of Instagram I can not use 3 posts in one row anymore on small screens. The possibilities are: 2 or 4 per row. (Big screens will stay at 4+ per row)
Please give me feedback on what you prefer! (I'll add an option in the future)
v2.3.4: Fixed "full-screen videos not working"
v2.3.3: Improved performance of the 3-dots page; Bugfixes
v2.2.14: Bugfixes (Thank you to the Community for reporting bugs, especially Kelvin!)
v2.2.5: Fixes "Who's liked my pictures" + search suggestions hidden behind the page
v2.2.0: The 3-dots menu page now supports carousel posts correctly :)
v2.1.0: Updates for the latest Instagram design.
v2.0.0: Adds the ability to view likes and saved images on the web! Click the three dots on the top right to view them. In addition many bug fixes.
v1.0.20: Fixes a community reported problem: When navigating from main page to a profile and then clicking a post resulted in a broken modal.
v1.0.15: Slightly improves performance
v1.0.14: Fixed layout when Chrome IG Story is missing
v1.0.12: New Icon, name and bug fixes

This project is in no way affiliated with, authorized, maintained, sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. This is an independent project. Use at your own risk.

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