I’m right there with you. The chronological timeline was way better than the new algorithm. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t think so.
Hi! The last two paragraphs in the story will help you see Instagram Stories on your computer. Regarding direct messages, it’s a bit more complicated to get that on a computer. You’d need to install software for that, but it’s not practical.
Hi! Good question, indeed. As I mentioned above, Desktop uploads won’t violate the TOS.
Hi! Uploading via desktop won’t violate the TOS. It’s simply just tricking the computer to think you’re on a tablet or smartphone. Most websites allow you to alter the “user agent” — the code that tells a website what kind of device you’re on. So if you ever want to try a mobile site on a desktop, this is how.