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Can't View Instagram Stories Anymore

  • Hello. I used to occasionally visit instagram.com to check the stories and it used to work perfectly fine. But after the Opera GX 67 and 68 updates, when I click on the story I just get redirected to the profile of that person, and when I click on the story again, the same happens and all I've got is their Instagram profiles. So I'm unable to view any Instagram story using Opera GX.

    I waited more than a month to post this, thinking this must have to do something on my end, so I did a fresh install and tried it without any extensions, etc. but nothing fixed this issue. My hopes went up when I saw GX 68 integrated Instagram on the sidebar, but this erratic behavior happens there just the same.

    To make clear how weird this issue is, I just realized that I was able to click on Instagram live feeds and view them (although they keep automatically scrolling down a bit for some reason). Also, when I view a profile, the older stories they saved as "Highlights" can be clicked and viewed without any issue, but the current story they have is basically unclickable since it just redirects to their Instagram profile.

    I hope this issue gets recognized and fixed soon. Thank you.

  • Even after formatting my PC for the Windows 2004 update and reinstalling everything, I still can't view the Instagram stories on Opera GX. I tried it with a fresh installation without any add-ons and even the Opera adblocker and tracking blocker disabled, but I still cannot view the current Instagram stories. It would be great to have feedback from another user to see if they can view the stories on Instagram. Thanks.

  • Yeah i have the same problem, i was literally checking instagram in the sidebar and i just can't see the stories

  • @KingKusuo Thanks. Finally, another soul acknowledged this problem. I hope they can fix it soon since I hate checking Instagram on my phone since it drains my battery and Instagram is very dull without the stories.

  • @Unbeknownst I've just checked here and it's working fine. Try cleaning cookies and cache.

  • @leocg Thanks for the advice, but as I already mentioned, I even formatted my PC and nothing changed on my end. Maybe I should list my extensions (though I tried with a fresh install and I still couldn't view stories): uBlock Origin, AutoplayStopper, Grammarly, HTTPS Everywhere, IDM Integration Module, LastPass and Install Chrome Extensions.

    I hope the reason for this issue turns out to be an add-on so I can uninstall it and move on.

  • @Unbeknownst Tried with extensions disabled?

  • @Unbeknownst What is the behavior in other browsers?

  • @leocg I had already tried it after formatting my PC without any add-ons even installed, but now I disabled all the add-ons including the Opera adblocker, and I still can't view the stories as they redirect to the profile pages of the respective people.

    I also just tried it with Chromium Edge (only other browser I have installed on my computer) and I viewed the stories just fine.

  • @Unbeknownst said in Can't View Instagram Stories Anymore:

    @leocg I had already tried it after formatting my PC without any add-ons even installed, but now I disabled all the add-ons including the Opera adblocker, and I still can't view the stories as they redirect to the profile pages of the respective people.

    I also just tried it with Chromium Edge (only other browser I have installed on my computer) and I viewed the stories just fine.

    I have the same problem on Opera GX and Opera developer, and i don't think extensions are the problem here.