extension ExtPose

Controls for Instagram Videos

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Adds video playback controls to Instagram videos embedded in web pages (seek bar, volume, play/pause, download video button).

Image from store Controls for Instagram Videos
Description from store 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! 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. Options: -Control volume and playback speed via hotkey. -Remember your volume and playback speed for future videos. See the extension config page via right-clicking the extension icon in your browser bar, then select "Options". Or, just navigate to chrome://extensions/ Default Hotkeys - customizable via chrome://extensions/shortcuts Windows / Linux: Alt + UpArrow: Increase Volume Alt + DownArrow: Decrease Volume Ctrl + UpArrow: Increase Playback Speed Ctrl + DownArrow: Decrease Playback Speed Mac: Alt + UpArrow: Increase Volume Alt + DownArrow: Decrease Volume Command + UpArrow: Increase Playback Speed Command + DownArrow: Decrease Playback Speed Notes: - After you install the extension, make sure to reload the page for any browser tabs that were opened before installing the extension. The extension will not run in those tabs until you do so. - The download video button doesn't work on many videos anymore due to recent instagram changes, but it does still work on *some*. - On pages where instagram auto plays videos as you scroll, such as on your home page feed, make sure to play/pause the video by clicking in the center of the video, instead of using the button at the lower left. Otherwise, when scrolling, the video may not stay paused. Wondering why the extension is broken so much lately? Read https://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/controls-for-instagram/instagram-changes Issues currently being worked on: -Remember volume and playback speed not working in some cases. -The volume mute/buttons on the video vs the Instagram GUI aren't always in sync. -On stories, you must use the instagram play/pause button because the button on the video doesn't work. Legal: 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. --------- Changelog --------- Feb 5th, 2023 V1.33 - Fix for not being able to click controls on some videos on home feed. Also make background shade which covers most of the video on reels pages less visually disruptive. Feb 2nd, 2023 V1.32 - Another potential fix for some users not seeing controls on some videos. Also, add support for reels. Nov 24th, 2022 V1.30 - More reliably adjust video height on story videos. Also, potential fix for some users not seeing controls on some videos. Nov 18th, 2022 V1.29 - Fix video controls not being easily clickable for certain videos. Also, new features: configurable hotkeys for volume and video speed (right the extension icon > options). Jun 22nd, 2022 V1.28 - Upgrade to manifest v3. This is a technical change, and should not affect any functionality. 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.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-09-06) Isaac Bruno (iBrunoDEV): When I control video time volume get muted.
  • (2023-09-02) Cody Palmer: This would be perfect, but every single time I look at a video it starts it mutes it. When I try to scroll on an insta video, that also mutes it. When you pause the video, it mutes it. So you will always miss a part of the video's audio no matter what.
  • (2023-09-02) Marco Coraggio: Works very well. Can you make it work also on Facebook reels?
  • (2023-08-19) Gregory Wilson: Excellent! Works perfectly.
  • (2023-08-07) Lucas Sequeira: Is not remembering the volume.
  • (2023-07-30) Kadircan Beker: Very good, thank you.
  • (2023-07-27) Ali zeck: when i move through the video timeline, the volume get muted
  • (2023-07-18) Bart: Works great and VERY useful! It's a shame that content hosts like Instagram are ever so stupid as to not provide basic controls.
  • (2023-07-18) Joseph Fuller: This extension works great. Instagram makes code changes regularly that break some functions such as audio control or video time position, which often apply to some users but not others, but the developer is very responsive when good problem reports are made (rather than complaining in a review) and has worked with me directly multiple times to troubleshoot and fix the issues.
  • (2023-06-28) SG: Good
  • (2023-06-19) Henny Molly: Since i've downloaded this extension about a year ago the "remember video volume level" has not worked once. It initially plays videos at 100% volume which is excruciating loud (as is without the extension!) and since a few weeks ago it keeps muting and pausing the video after the first view, so no looping. Rest of the controls work fine, like the progress- and the volume bar and the play/pause buttons and playback speed.
  • (2023-06-19) mmeichan: Doesn't work. Instagram videos are still as loud as before.
  • (2023-06-06) Mamad Nobari: Works great, and apart from the mute thing that happens, which most of the times is Instagram's problem not this plugin, I have only one problem with it. And that is that I can't click on a video playing in a story so I could go to the main page the video was shared from. Turning it off solves it, but if they could just make it so the upper half isn't the controls when watching a story, it would solve it and we could have control and also being able to click on the video to go the original page.
  • (2023-06-05) Aladine: Everytime you move through the video timeline, the volume get muted no matter how many time i turned back
  • (2023-06-01) Nathan Gonzales: It works almost perfectly, I found out that the issue people are having with it automatically muting is because the normal Instagram button for muting a video is toggled on by default. You can just unmute it, it's right above the new playback buttons to the right side. Now it should work properly, my only complaint is that when you click on a new video it plays it at full blast automatically still, it doesn't remember your last video's volume. idk if that can be changed but otherwise amazing extension
  • (2023-05-26) ilma: Dosen't remember setting
  • (2023-05-21) Aedon: Working!
  • (2023-05-19) Commander Bravo2: its alright, but everytime i move the video slider it mutes the audio
  • (2023-05-14) KOK FENG WONG: It Work!!! Thanks man! Every time I'm blown out of my eardrums by the sound of instagram videos This save me
  • (2023-05-14) Alexandre Oliveira (Atadolfo): A barra de progressão e a velocidade do vídeo funcionam perfeitamente, show de bola.
  • (2023-05-11) Mike DePace: works well! cheers
  • (2023-05-07) Flesh: Doesn't work.
  • (2023-04-24) Shahid Hossain: Video Volume max out auto after 1/2 video
  • (2023-04-13) Alejandro Torrembó: Funciona excelente, un gol de media cancha
  • (2023-04-09) Alexandra Evdochenko: Just what I was looking for!
  • (2023-04-02) Shahrooz Sabet: How a software can help user more than this app! this is the best, Thanks!
  • (2023-03-28) Sebastian: Does not remember volume setting.
  • (2023-03-25) Alex Curtis: Excellent extension. For some reason the video mutes after you pause it and hit play again which was my only issue. Otherwise it's good
  • (2023-03-20) Endrew Silva: Need to fix! in stories, the sticker links cannot be clicked when the plugin is active
  • (2023-03-16) Sebastian Amado Rodriguez Rojas: i dosent work no funciona
  • (2023-03-15) Kazi Zawad: This is simple and awesome . It does exactly what it supposed to do and does not interfere with any default instagram functions
  • (2023-03-08) Fernanda Rahal: Super funciona!
  • (2023-03-05) Hüseyin Turhan: Can you please just fix the mute issue? Whenever I start/pause or forward/backward the video goes to mute.
  • (2023-03-04) Aymane Chaali: i Need it !
  • (2023-02-09) Charlie Lin: 終於,不會被突然的巨響而驚嚇,謝謝!非常好用
  • (2023-02-06) Gersivan Oliveira: Versão 1.32 | Atualização: 5 de fevereiro de 2023 Não está funcionando corretamente após recente update.
  • (2023-02-05) David Wartski: As of February 5th, the extension no longer works. The only thing it's good for is seeing how long a video is when you click anywhere on the video, and it pauses, revealing the video's length. Hopefully, they'll fix it.
  • (2023-02-05) Naoko Inaba: It doesn't work lately.
  • (2023-02-04) Lucas VB: Doesn't work as of Feb 04.
  • (2023-02-03) Nicks: This only works on home feed for now, not working when you go someone profile page
  • (2023-02-03) Dbs: Doesn't work anymore
  • (2023-02-03) Jeff Beezos: I'll keep it short. Used to be great. No longer works. That's all.
  • (2023-01-26) Benjamin Fernandez: it stopped working on 2023 :(
  • (2023-01-20) Sergey Pochechuev: Great! Thank you for your work
  • (2023-01-06) Ginko: It stopped working in December 2022, the video doesn't advance when you click (pause instead) and you can't watch it in fullscreen anymore
  • (2022-03-22) Mía Anaya: Works perfectly
  • (2022-03-21) lee remrick: Anyone else having difficulties when click on fullscreen, the video doesnt play but scroll back all the way to the top post ? This is not the first time i'm encountering it, any way to fix it plz ? TQVM
  • (2022-02-10) Luiz Eduardo: Funcionando 100% haha
  • (2022-01-15) Marcel G: works as intended
  • (2022-01-11) Forever Thatter: Some idiot recommended this for disabling autoplay on PC - nevermind the fact it does no such thing. Worse, vids in feed don't even stay paused. They continue playing as soon as you scroll up or down. The extension doesn't even have any useful settings to tweak. In short: this extension SUCKS.

Latest issues

  • (2023-08-17, v:1.33) Ricardo Macedo: Side effect on Google Sheets
    Hi. I just want to report an issue that this extension affects the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + arrow-key [up, down, left, right] which is used in Google Sheets [same in Excel] to navigate to the last cell populated with data. I'm a heavy user of Google Sheets and this was driving me crazy, as it's a frequently used keyboard shortcut. After some googling I found a forum where someone said that he found out it was caused by your Chrome extension. I then uninstalled it, with a great sense of relief. Could you please put a warning somewhere in the installation workflow? Maybe right after the installation, if Chrome can open a page with some info about this side effect. However, the ideal thing to do would be for you guys to fix the issue.
  • (2023-07-18, v:1.33) Joseph Fuller: Audio gets turned off anytime the position bar is used
    IG seems to have made a minor change again, so that if audio is turned on using the extension (so it only applies to the one video instead of all videos), using the position bar to jump back or forth, or pausing and unpausing the video, turns the audio off again. This makes it hard to have the audio working immediately when the video starts to play because I can't position it at the beginning and turn on audio then click play, and have to turn it on again when moving around. And of course turning on audio globally means I have to turn it off again before scrolling otherwise I get blasted with the next one (they are also always resetting to maximum volume again) and I often forget.
  • (2023-05-16, v:1.33) im majid: i see the button but i cant click it
    Every time I open a video on Instagram, your addition appears to me, but it does not allow me to click it or do anything as if it does not exist, just a form. I also tried to delete it and download it again, but it did not work either.
  • (2023-04-27, v:1.33) No Plastic: Control audio by mouse wheel functionality
    Hi, thanks for the amazing extension. Is it possible to add mouse wheel volume control? That would be brilliant addition to already brillian extension. Thanks again :)
  • (2023-04-20, v:1.33) estade badehpresth: How do I stop instagram from pausing the video any time I switch the god damn tab
    please make update to stop instagram from pausing the videos when switching beween taps and keep the video playing in background, Those stupid developers in instagram whant us to keep our eye in long videos without doing anything else in desktop, the problem there a videos long more from 1 hours with just talk no image, how the hell they want us to keep our eyes on it.
  • (2023-03-28, v:1.33) Robert Garcia: Stories with links
    When a stories has a link, it does not allow click on it if the extension is enable
  • (2023-03-14, v:1.33) PirateLemon: Video/reel downloader
    Hello, I've been using this extension for a long time now, I've switched a bunch of them but this one seems to be the only regularly maintained one. Have you considered making an instragram reel and video downloader that actually works? I tried over 20 of them and they are all broken on reels. I know there is the copy link method, but one implemented inside would be great!
  • (2023-02-04, v:1.30) Robert Garcia: Add fullscreen keyboard shortcut
    It would be great to add a keyboard shortcut that allows you to go fullscreen in a video pressing the F key on the keyboard
  • (2023-02-04, v:1.30) Robert Garcia: The extensión don't work suddenly in users page post
    The extension works fine on feed and stories, but now it has suddenly stopped working on user page posts because although the horizontal scroll bar and buttons of the extension appear on the video, it does not allow press them
  • (2023-01-24, v:1.30) Zora Péteri: Can't click on controls
    Can't click on the controls because clicking anywhere just plays/pauses the video
  • (2022-12-29, v:1.30) Anoir Ben Tanfous: Play/Pause broken
    The play button cannot be clicked, this is the same issue with some other extensions and userscripts, I tried to fix it myself but it didn't work
  • (2022-12-25, v:1.30) KRC - Kirac: Not working Reels
    Instagram has added a feature called Reels, and this extension does not work in that section. I would appreciate it if you could update it so it works in Reels
  • (2022-11-25, v:1.30) ResidentEvil91: Fix for the problem
    I removed these two elements with uBlock origin, I believe it is two layers blocking the controls. www.instagram.com##._aakl www.instagram.com##._aakh
  • (2021-12-25, v:1.23) Anton Rus4u: Instagram stories issue
    NOT possible to change volume on Instagram Stories, please fix it
  • (2021-09-06, v:1.23) Asqhal Payvey: Insta Story
    Can you fix volume button on instagram story, because the volume button is covered in the chat column.
  • (2021-06-13, v:1.23) Mahmut Işık: privacy policy
    whats the privacy policy of this addon
  • (2021-03-09, v:1.23) Reju K: Videos which are sent through dms cant be seen
    Videos which are sent through dms cant be seen. They just bug out
  • (2020-12-25, v:1.23) lad bass boost: Download video button has disappeared
    Is there any chance of it returning?
  • (2020-12-23, v:1.23) Coekie West: i cant download videos anymore
    i cant download videos anymore is there a fix
  • (2020-12-17, v:1.23) The Mordosh: Download button no longer working
    The download button does not longer work. Even the right-click and "save the video" doesn't work.
  • (2020-12-12, v:1.23) Jordan B.: Download button not working
    Downlaod button no longer appears and you cant download videos in general even if you right click it. My guess is instagram changed the way they host videos because i checked and compared the urls from now and before, and its changed in certain places. Could this be fixed somehow ?
  • (2020-10-12, v:1.22) Dhuta Azikira: Problem with player
    The player seems to play at 2x if sound is muted and if the sound is on the the player is trying to match the speed of video and sound leading to pausing and resuming uncontrollably i checked the video playback setting and it is at 1 (normal speed)
  • (2020-08-02, v:1.19) Michael: Making some videos disappear
    For example: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDXT_ownWOj/
  • (2020-05-21, v:1.18) Emm N.: Unable to access controls
    Hi! When using it on stories, the Send Message form is right on top of the controls (on z axis). While I can make it go away with uBO, would it be possible to move that form a little above the controls?
  • (2020-05-12, v:1.18) guniu: V1.18
    I see you reverted the 1.17 change so now stories are broken again. Is there anyway I can get 1.17 back? Or maybe a new setting in Options for those who want to enable it and don't care about other videos being broken with it enabled? I just want the fixed stories back somehow.
  • (2020-05-12, v:1.17) Elias Thalassochoritis: Controls for Instagram - Post VS Stories
    Hi, I saw that you improved the stories by shrinking the y and making the video smaller by vertical so we can have access on the controls (genius one), but it happens also on posts and appears like that: https://i.imgur.com/LOVp3og.png , do you think that you can improve it?
  • (2020-05-11, v:1.17) Theo Queiroz: Last update
    I think the last update Instagram pushed to the web version broke something. First, profile pages won't load the first time, I always have to press F5 once or twice. Then videos sometimes won't play or play sized to 2x2 inches. This started to happen yesterday and I have tried with the extension disabled to see if it was the culprit.
  • (2020-05-11, v:1.17) Henk ter Heide: picture is tiny
    The progress bar has moved to almost the top of the window and the picture is an inch by an inch
  • (2020-03-12, v:1.15) Александр Дороненко: Conflict in stories
    http://prntscr.com/rfdcun I can’t click on the sound control because of the bar below with the function of sending a message to the story. Could you fix this please?
  • (2020-02-22, v:1.15) Rnksts: Page and carousel are scrolled automatically when a video post loads
    When a video post is loaded and the extension does it's thing, in addition to adding playback controls it will scroll the page to it automatically. For example, if in the feed the third post is a video, when the homepage is loaded the page will automatically scroll to this post, same happens when scrolling through the feed as post are loaded. Also, on carousel post, if it contains a video not in the first position, instead of displaying the first slide it will show the video from another slide on top.
  • (2019-09-30, v:1.12) Michael: This is not currently working
    Hope you can get it fixed
  • (2019-09-23, v:1.11) Benjamin Lindley: Allow volume adjust/mute before pressing play on a video
    A lot of instagram videos have their annoying music blasting right from the start, so I have to press play, and then race my mouse across to mute it while my ear is being raped.


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3.9 (192 votes)
Last update / version
2023-02-06 / 1.33
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