Opera integrates Instagram to its desktop browser

The usage of social media applications has increased lately with people staying at home and companies are adding new features to its platform as well. Recently, Instagram added some of its app-only features to its desktop version and now Opera has quickly integrated the app to its desktop browser, letting people access most of the Instagram features right from the browser.

Opera’s new version of the desktop browser (Opera 68) now has built-in Instagram feature wherein users get direct access to the main Instagram feed along with Instagram Stories and Direct Messages (DMs). The new update from Opera aims to provide the mobile-app experience on a desktop browser.

Users can access the built-in Instagram functionality by clicking the Instagram icon in the sidebar on the left and logging into their Instagram account. Apart from this, Opera also includes the ‘Workspaces’ feature, which lets users manage different projects from the same browser window.

Commenting on this, Maciej Kocemba, product director at Opera said:

People like to have the choice of which social media platforms to use and on which device to access them. We are integrating Instagram to give them better access to their friends and loved ones and for them to have the convenience of using a large display and keyboard to watch Instastories or write comments and DMs.

We have found that social media was one of the main reasons people were getting distracted and constantly checking their phones, but right now desktop browsing is striking back. People can finally put down their phones. Using Instagram in Opera is more enjoyable, and doesn’t make you lose focus.

Author: Manoj Nagendra

Manoj Nagendra is passionate about smartphones and the latest technology. He likes to write and explore the latest tech and you can often find him with an Android phone. You can follow him on Twitter @manojshesh24 and also mail at manojnagendra@fonearena.com