Controls for Instagram Videos

Controls for Instagram Videos

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

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What is Controls for Instagram Videos?

'Controls for Instagram Videos' is a handy Chrome extension that enhances your Instagram video watching experience. It adds standard video playback controls, volume control, play/pause button, Picture-In-Picture button and a fullscreen option to Instagram videos embedded in web pages. It also has an optional download button and offers customizable hotkeys for volume and video speed control. You just need to load a page with an Instagram video and enjoy the improved control over the playback.

Version: 1.33 (Last updated: 2023-02-07)
Creation date: 2020-05-11
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 243.71K
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

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

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User reviews
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  • Works well for controlling Instagram videos
  • Developer is responsive to issues
  • Has features like progress bar, volume bar, play/pause buttons and playback speed
  • Mutes audio when video is paused or scrolled
  • Doesn't remember last video's volume
  • Download button does not appear for some users
Most mentioned
  • Issue with audio muting on pause or scroll
  • Lack of function to remember last video's volume
  • Extension is useful and works well overall
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Risk impact

Controls for Instagram Videos may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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