How to post photos on Instagram from a laptop, Mac, or PC
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How to post photos on Instagram from a laptop Mac or PC

How to post photos on Instagram from a laptop, Mac, or PC

In this post, I will share with you How to post photos on Instagram from a laptop, Mac, or PC.

Instagram does not allow you to upload pictures directly to their website from the web browser on a laptop or PC.

Especially, Instagram is designed for mobile devices but it has facilitated all features in the web browsers except photo upload.

Instagram recently made it possible to send and receive direct messages on a web browser from your computer. And it also made it easy to upload photos straight from your computer.

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Using Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge

These steps can be used to upload or post to Instagram from Google Chrome, Firefox, and the Microsoft Edge browser. I’m using Google Chrome as an example below.

So, let’s get started.

Step-1: Open Google Chrome or any browser and visit Instagram.com

Step-2: Sign in to your Instagram account

After signing up, you can see your Instagram timeline, profile, messages, explore, search box, etc. but you can’t see the photo upload option anywhere.

Step-3: Right-Click anywhere on the page and select Inspect (Inspect Element in Firefox) or press Ctrl+Shift+I for the shortcut and click on the Toggle device toolbar or press Ctrl+Shift+M  for the shortcut and refresh the page Ctrl+R for the shortcut.

instagram inspection toogle

Step-4: After completing the step-3, you will see the mobile version of Instagram on your web browser like this:

instagram inspection mobile device

Step-5: You will see + icon button at the bottom of the screen and tap it and select a photo from your computer to upload and apply filter and edit photo, title description, hashtags just like a mobile application.

Once you are finished, click on the tablet/phone icon again. Close the Inspector tool and refresh the website to go back to the normal version of the site.

For Mac:

Using Safari Browser:

Step-1: Open Safari browser

Step-2: Go to Preferences then click on Advanced. Select the box at the bottom that shows Show Desktop Menu in Menu bar.

safari develop options.jpg

Step-3: Open a new Safari tab and click on Desktop then go to User Agent and click on Safari-iOS.

Finally, you will get the mobile version of Instagram in your safari browser.

instagram inspection mobile device

Step-4: Go to Instagram.com and sign in to your Instagram account. You will see the + icon button at the bottom of the screen and tap it and select a photo from your computer to upload.

Now you can apply filters and edit photo like as in the Instagram app.

Once you are finished, click on the tablet/phone icon again. Close the Inspector tool and refresh the website to go back to the normal version of the site.

I hope, you have uploaded a photo on your Instagram account from your PC. If this article helped you, please comment below and share it with your friends as well.

Written by
Suman Khadka

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