Instagram is bringing a new carousel-style format for viewing stories on a desktop. The new design makes it easier to scroll through stories on the bigger screen.
You'll be able to still navigate through Instagram stories with the same controls as the phone app, but you can now skip to the subsequent story tiles or jump to previous ones.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the new layout also makes it easier to track which stories you've watched & which ones are coming up.
You can also leave the stories to play themselves out automatically as well.
According to an Instagram spokesperson, the new stories is format is still in the limited testing phase, and only a small group of users have access to the new layout. Once Instagram gets ample feedback from the testing group & all the bugs are ironed out, we can see a wider rollout.
Recently, Instagram has been pushing many changes to the desktop version to bring it on par with the phone app. The ability to access DMs (direct messages), IG live stream & more such features were added in the last few months.