Facebook Stories is an amazing feature using which we can share short term videos and photos with others. Any of your Facebook friends can view that story as well as reply to it. Everything is simply good. However, the thing is
we can’t see Facebook Stories on desktop (now it is possible to view FB story on PC), check the update and screenshot added in this guide. This feature is specifically available on Facebook smartphone app. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy watching Facebook Stories of your friends from desktop. There is a very simple and fantastic Chrome extension that lets you view Facebook stories on desktop. Moreover, you can also save any FB story to your PC. The name of this extension is “FB Story for Google Chrome“.
Its name itself clears the purpose of this extension i.e. to view FB stories on desktop using Chrome browser. Apart from viewing FB Stories, you can also check how many people have viewed your story or story of your friend. Everything is just the same as you do while watching FB Stories on Android or iPhone, except on thing. You can’t reply to any FB story using this extension. But, to view and save Facebook stories on desktop, this extension is very good.
As it is quite clearly visible in above screenshot, Facebook Stories are visible just above the feed of your Facebook account on Chrome browser, after installing this extension.
Update (03/19/2018): Facebook now supports feature to view FB stories on PC. No extension is needed. When you will access your Facebook feed, you will see the list of FB stories on the right part. You may have a look at the screenshot:
Click on a story and it will start playing. You can also right-click to save an image present in FB story but can’t download a story as video to play later. Hope, this feature will also come soon.
How To View and Save Facebook Stories On Desktop:
You can get the homepage link of FB Story for Google Chrome extension at the end of this review. Install it and then login to your Facebook account. After login, you will see that Facebook Stories of your friends are visible on the top part of your Feed section.
To view a specific FB story, just tap on it. Now FB story will visible or play in gallery mode.
On the left side of story, you will be able to see total number of views for that story as well as people who have seen that story.
To close a story, you can use Esc key.
As I mentioned in starting, you can also download Facebook Stories to PC. Only one FB story at a time be saved to PC. To download a FB story, you can right click on a FB story visible in Feed and then use Download option. Or else, you can also take the help of extension icon.
Clicking the icon of this extension will open a pop-up and show you available Facebook Stories. There will be a download icon for each story.
This is it! Use that icon and you can save any Facebook story to your PC. The story is downloaded in a zip archive. You need to extract that zip using 7zip, WinRAR, or any preferred tool.
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So, this is all about this interesting FB Story for Google Chrome extension. I really like it.
In my opinion,
viewing Facebook stories on desktop should natively be supported by Facebook. I guess we’ll have to wait for some time to have this feature on Facebook. Till then, we can use this helpful Chrome extension to view Facebook Stories on desktop. The interesting part is that we can even download a FB story to watch later or share with others. Also, the fact that all stories can be accessed and seen directly on desktop within Facebook account makes this extension awesome. I wish it had come with option to reply to Facebook stories, but that doesn’t bother much. The purpose to see Facebook stories directly from desktop is served by it very well.
Visit This Chrome Extension Homepage. (Homepage link is not working for now. We’ll add update whenever it is working fine).