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Instagram rolled out 2 new updates today. If you have used Instagram on the desktop, you must be aware of the fact that there are many shortcomings in the desktop version. One of the short comings was removed today.

Now you can view your Instagramer’s stories from the desktop. There is also a navigation bar which allows you to scroll through the story list. Unfortunately, you can’t still upload stories neither photos from the desktop.

Another big update is – you can now go from Instagram app to Facebook app or Facebook messenger app without exiting the app. Simply go to your profile and click on your Instagram handle. If you have multiple accounts, you can see these option below all your multiple accounts.

P.S. You Facebook and Instagram has to be connected.

This feature is available in Instagram version 13.0.0.4.91. I am a beta tester of the app. This feature may or may not be rolled out to normal users. Here’s a screenshot from my Instagram app.

Now you can go from Instagram to Facebook or Messenger without exiting the app

Instagram is a social media platform. This is exclusively used for sharing images, GIFs or videos. You can also send and receive messages or images or videos from other users or make chat groups. Instagram has a bunch of utilities. Out of the many utilities, my favorite ones are filters and the flexibility to post across different social media platforms.

It was developed and launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. It’s available for free on Android and iOS platforms. The Instagram app reached Android platform in April 2012.

As rapidly as it grew, it caught many eyeballs of users as well as marketers. In April 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for US $1 billion in cash and stock.

If you are on Facebook and not on Instagram, you sure are missing out a lot!

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Now you can go from Instagram to Facebook or Messenger without exiting the app
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