Uploading your Instagram photos from the mobile phone seems easy enough. However, do you know, earlier this year, social media developers made it possible to receive and send messages and photos directly from your PC or MacBook? It means, through a real keyboard, you can directly start chatting with your Instagram friends. So, don’t you think it’s time to directly upload photos to Instagram from PC or Mac?
Unfortunately, there are still no official ways to post your Instagram photos from your computer to social media. However, the good news is that with some basic instructions, you can quickly perform the task.
Why Upload Photos to Instagram from PC or Mac?
This is the most common question that might come to your mind especially if you have a smartphone. The answer is, most of us prefer a DSLR ( Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera to take photos. But, the procedure of uploading your DSLR images to Instagram can be a challenging task.
At first, you might have to save the photos to Google Drive or Google Photos. After that, edit the photos, and then save them on your phone, and then upload them. Don’t you think it’s a complicated, as well as a time-consuming task? On the other hand, through your computer, you can simply upload your photos on Instagram.
Easy Ways to Post your Photos on Instagram from your Computer
If you are a little creative, then there are lots of ways you can upload photos to Instagram from PC or Mac. These mentioned ways will definitely save you a lot of time, as well as offer you more flexibility.
1.To Post Instagram Photos, Use Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox
With the help of the following steps, you can post your photos on Instagram via Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Here, we are going to discuss the procedure of Google Chrome. However, you can apply the below steps for other web browsers as well.
In the beginning, you must open Instagram on your computer and then sign in. Next, you must move to the bottom and then choose the Inspect option. Else, press the Ctrl, Shift and I keys on the keyboard. Now, within Chrome, the code inspector tool will open.
Apart from this, after clicking on the Inspect option, your screen view will split- on the left column of the screen, you will see your Instagram option and on the right-side, the code will appear. Then, at the top of the screen, you will see the Inspector window with a little icon, tap on the icon.
Choose Responsive from the next window as your prime choice. Instantly, you will see lots of tablet and phone options. Pick the one that’s closest to your device. After selecting it, you need to tap on the ‘Fit to Window’ button.
Remember that, every time after tapping on the ‘Fit to Window’ button, the screen will shift slightly, don’t worry as it’s part of the procedure. However, if you haven’t chosen the smaller icon then, at the bottom of the display, you will be unable to see the Inspect Developer window.
After that, a screen will occur on the display, that closely matches with your mobile app. Go to the bottom and tap on the ‘+’ icon. This sign will allow you to select or take an image from the phone Gallery. After that, you can see the standard Instagram screen, as well as the edit option.
Besides that, on the edit screen, you can edit a specific portion of the photo, and then post it on your Instagram. In addition, you must tap on the Next option. Then, it will allow you to add a caption to the photo.
If you are unable to see the ‘+’ option, you must press the F5 key in order to refresh the browser window. Else, you can click on the Reload option, that might be located to the left of the address bar.
2.Use Safari to Post your Photos on Instagram
In case, you wish to post your photos on Instagram through Mac, then at first, you must open the Safari browser from your device. Then, navigate to the top of the menu bar and hit the Safari option. In addition, you must tap on the Preferences button and thereafter, you should hit the Advanced tab.
In addition, tick the box beside the ‘Show Develop menu in the menu bar’ option. Afterwards, again open a Safari browser and type ‘ Instagram’ within the address field, and then press the Enter key. This will lead to a normal Instagram website. However, you have to make certain changes- like, navigate to the top of the display and hit the Develop option.
Furthermore, you must hit the User-Agent button and from there go to Safari. Then, you must select the iOS XX option and after that tap on the iPhone option. Remember that, based on the current version of iOS, the XX part will also change.
Now, with the Instagram website loaded, you must reload the window or tab. After reloading, you will see a ‘+’ at the bottom of the display. Hit the plus icon in order to select a photo from the Mac Gallery. Then, simply follow the procedure that we have already mentioned.
Some additional Ways you can try…
Now, in case you don’t have a Chrome or Safari browser on your device, still, you can upload photos to Instagram from PC or macOS. For that, you must use some online scheduling tool, like HootSuite. Simply, download and install the tool on your device and then follow the instructions. BlueStack Apps is another useful tool that you can use to post your images on your Instagram account from your computer.
Hope, till now you got an idea about how to upload photos to Instagram from PC. Also, you can use multiple online tools to post your photos. Keep in mind, all these online tools are bound by certain conditions. Hence, before using these tools, we strongly suggest you check the terms and conditions, and then use them.