5 Ways To Fix Instagram Web Not Working On Google Chrome

You probably are already aware that when you access Instagram from a web browser, you don’t have as much functionality as you do with a mobile device. However, there have been some reports of Instagram not working properly on Google Chrome when accessing posts or the home page. 

If you are having trouble with Instagram not working on Google Chrome, there are a few things you can do. You can clear the browser cache, check for conflicts with third-party extensions, update Google Chrome, uninstall/reinstall Google Chrome, or try using another browser. 

We’ll look at each of these solutions below in detail.

How To Fix Instagram Web Not Working On Google Chrome?

Below, you will find detailed information to help you fix Instagram web not working on Google Chrome. 

1. Clear The Cache On The Browser

If you find that Instagram is glitching on your Google Chrome browser, try clearing the cache. This will fix a lot of issues. Below, find the steps to go through this process: 

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Click the three dots in the top right corner of the window.
  3. Click on Settings, and a new window will pop up. 
  4. On the left side of the panel, look at the options and choose “Privacy and Security.”
  5. Now, click on “Clear browsing data.” 
  6. You will be prompted to choose a time range. 
  7. Check both “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and other site data.” 
  8. Click “Clear data.” 

Once you have done this, try opening Instagram again and see if this fixed the issue. If not, you’ll have to try something else. 

This process will resolve many of the browsing issues you face. However, you might have to go back through the process again in a few days. 

2. Check For Conflicts With Third-Party Extensions

In some cases, the Instagram issue may be due to a conflict with a third-party extension. To check this, follow these steps: 

  1. Launch Chrome
  2. Enter “Incognito” mode by pressing ctrl + shift+ N. 
  3. Navigate the browser to Instagram and see if you can load/use it. 
  4. If you are successful with using the site in “Incognito” mode, the issue is likely due to a third-party extension.

If this is the case, you’ll need to disable extensions. 

How To Disable Google Chrome Extensions 

Here, we will explain how you can disable any third-party extensions on your Google Chrome browser.

  1. Launch Chrome 
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the window. 
  3. Click “More Tools” and then “Extensions.” 
  4. Look for anything that you have recently installed, such as an ad-blocker. 
  5. Click on the toggle to disable the extension. 

Once you have done this, try opening Instagram again and see if this fixed the issue. If not, you’ll need to repeat with each extension you have installed until you find the right one. 

When you determine which plugin is causing the problems, you will need to remove or disable it to fix the issue permanently.  

3. Update Google Chrome 

The next step in the process of fixing the Instagram not working on Google Chrome issue is to check for and install any updates for Google. 

To do this, follow these steps: 

  1. Launch Chrome 
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the window. 
  3. Click on “Help” and then “About,” this will allow Google to check for any available updates. 
  4. If there is any, you can download/install it. 

Once this is done, try going to Instagram and see if that fixed the issue. If nothing has worked so far, updating Chrome typically will. 

4. Uninstall/Reinstall Google Chrome 

If all else has failed thus far, you’ll want to try uninstalling and then reinstalling Google Chrome on your computer. The steps are listed below: 

  1. Click on “Start” and go to “Settings.” 
  2. Select “Apps” and search Google Chrome. 
  3. Select it and click “Uninstall.” 
  4. Confirm your choice. 

Now, you will go to the Google website and install the browser again. Just follow the prompts. 

5. Try Another Browser 

In some cases, it might not even be an issue with your browser but with Instagram.  You can check this by going to another browser and trying to load it. If you have the same issue on other browsers, Instagram is experiencing issues.  

Bottom Line 

Ideally, Instagram should be accessed through the app on your mobile device. You’ll have more functionality that way. 

However, if you do wish to use your computer, you can do that as well. Sometimes though, Instagram has issues with Google Chrome. These options can help you fix that issue most of the time. 

I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.