Adds video playback controls to Instagram videos embedded in web pages (seek bar, volume, play/pause, download video button).
This tiny and efficient extension adds standard video playback controls to Instagram™ videos. Normally, all you can do with an Instagram™ video is play or pause it, but this extension will expose the native HTML 5 video player which has a seek bar (aka video scrubber), a volume control, a play/pause button, Picture-In-Picture (floating video) button, fullscreen video button, and on some videos it will also display a download button!
Additionally, if you adjust the volume of a video, the volume will be remembered for future videos. This feature can be disabled in the extension config, if desired. You also have the ability to change the video playback speed in the extension config.
The extension automatically runs and works on all web pages that embed Instagram™ videos!
How to use it:
1) Load any web page that contains an Instagram video
2) Click the video to make it play
3) That's it - the extension will automatically detect the video and will reveal the control buttons.
note1 - Make sure to reload the page for any browser tabs that were already opened before installing the extension. The extension will not run in those tabs until you do so.
note2 - The download Video button doesn't work on many videos anymore due to instagram changes, but it does still work on some.
If you want to change the extension configuration (i.e., to set playback speed), right-click the extension icon found in the top-right of your browser, and then select "Options".
note2 - the download Video button doesn't work on many videos anymore due to instagram changes, but it does work on some.
Instagram™ is a registered trademark. This extension was developed independently of Instagram™, by someone who is not related or affiliated with Instagram™, without any help or endorsement from them.
This extension was previously named "Instagram Controls" until early 2018.
Jun 17th, 2022
V1.27 - Make videos stay paused when scrolling on home page if you pause the video by clicking in the center of the video (pausing via the tiny pause button in the lower left will not work). Also, fix bug preventing users with a non-english browser language from using core features.
Jun 2nd, 2022
V1.25 - Adapt to recent instagram updates, fixing sudden lack of video controls. Also, resize the video upwards a bit on stories so the video controls arent covered by instagram comment/like buttons.
May 29th, 2021
V1.24 - More reliably avoid "Send Message" box from overlaying controls on Story videos. Also, hopefully avoid rare case of stuttering videos.
Aug 17th, 2020
V1.23 - Potential Bugfix for disappearing videos/images on some pages.
Aug 5th, 2020
V1.21 - Bugfix for disappearing videos on some pages.
Jul 18th, 2020
V1.19 - On some Story videos, resize the video a bit so the "Send Message" text box doesn't overlay the video controls. 2nd attempt.
May 11th, 2020
V1.18 - Undo previous change to Story videos, which affected some non-story videos and broke them.
May 9th, 2020
V1.17 - On some stories, move the video a bit so the "Send Message" text box doesn't overlay the video controls.
Apr 2nd, 2020
V1.16 - Fix bug sometimes causing wrong video to play when clicking.
Nov 2, 2019
V1.15 - Expand allowed playback rate range.
Oct 30, 2019
V1.14 - Add ability to set video playback speed. Also, enable the "remember volume" feature by default.
Sept 29, 2019
V1.13 - Add ability to automatically remember the volume of videos.
Jun 8, 2019
V1.11 - Update to react to Instagram changes, fixing support for stories page.
May 18, 2019
V1.10 - Show controls on videos in stories. Also, fix play/pause bug when clicking on center of videos.
V1.9 - Update readme.
V1.8 - Efficiency improvement.
V1.6 - More reliably detect videos on instgram.com pages that use modal dialogs.
V1.5 - Update to react to Instagram changes.
V1.4 - Update to react to Instagram changes.
V1.3 - Renamed Extension.
V1.2 - Added trademark notice.
V1.1 - Improve compatibility to work on more sites, including instagram.com website and other, non instagram.com sites.
V1.0 - Initial release.