If for some reason you want or need to upload photos to Instagram from your PC, here we will see how to do it. You will be able to publish images to Instagram from your computer without using additional applications, beyond the internet browser.
Instagram is a social network that is oriented to use on smartphones and tablets. Although many use it occasionally on the computer, its functions are limited. One of the things you would like to do on your PC is to be able to post images or videos. Next I will show you how to upload photos to Instagram from your PC, without additional applications.
Post to Instagram from PC
Instagram does not have a desktop version, so some of its functions are more difficult on the computer. But you can publish from your desktop on your PC or Mac, and even from the browser on your cell phone.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC using Chrome
To post photos and videos to Instagram from your PC or Mac, follow these steps:
Open Instagram in Chrome and log in with your account, if it wasn’t already open. Then click on the Chrome menu icon and select More Tools > Developer Tools.
Now click on the Toggle device toolbar icon or use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + M to change the device type. The icon should be blue.
Then select the device you would like to emulate from the drop-down menu and press the F5 key to refresh the page.
You can now upload photos to Instagram from your PC, similar to how you would do it from your mobile device, by pressing the + button.
Select the photo you want to upload, add filters or edit the image (optional) and click Next.
Write the caption, tag people and add location (all optional) and click Share.
Post to Instagram from computer
As you see, it is absolutely possible to upload photos to Instagram from your PC, which can be useful in different scenarios.
For example, if you manage social media for a company, it might be easier to upload posts and videos using a computer. That way you wouldn’t need to use your cell phone all the time, plus it may be easier to access company files from your desktop than from your mobile device.
On the other hand, you may simply prefer the larger screen on your PC or you may not have a smartphone. In these cases, knowing how to upload photos to IG from your PC will be of great help.
By the way, if you want you can also download all your Instagram photos from your computer. In this post I show you how to do it.