Instagram is firstly designed as a social network which can be used using its app on smartphones, but it can be used on your PC or laptop as well just by visiting www.instagram.com, but you don’t get full features when you access it on your computer using a browser. The most important feature which is uploading photos is not available when you access Instagram from your computer. But as I have always been saying that technology has an answer to almost everything in its related industry, and we have a great trick that can enable you to upload photos to your Instagram account even you access it using your computer.
Let’s have a look at how you can upload photos to Instagram using your PC or Laptop.
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In the PC or laptop, you use a browser to access any website and so is Instagram’s website as well. In different browsers, things can be a little different, but the logic will be same for uploading photos.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Go to three vertical dots in the upper right corner, and click there. Then click More Tools >> Developer Tools.
- You will see the developer options will be opened at the bottom of the page. Click on the marked icon in the screenshot below:
- Now, access instagram.com in the browser. You will see the app version of the Instagram, and see the upload option there if you already logged in. If not, then do login using your account credentials.
- Click on + icon, and select a photo from your PC.
- Select the photo, click open, and it will be retrieved to You will see Filter option there. So that if you want, you can apply filters, and then click Next.
- Now, it will ask for location; you can add that or if you want you can leave it, and click “Share”.
Now, you will see that your photo is posted on Instagram.
Isn’t it cool to upload photos using your PC whenever you want? The best thing is you can use filters as well.
- You cannot upload multiple photos at once from PC whereas you can do this if you upload using its app.
- You cannot tag anyone in the photo, but you can tag in the comments.
Open Firefox, and then go to three horizontal lines at the upper right corner, and navigate to Web Developer >> Responsive Design Mode. Once it is done, access instagram.com which will open just as you see in the chrome. But, you might not see the upload option at the beginning, but once you select a device, you will be able to see the upload option.
Now, you have to follow the same procedure that we do while we upload using Chrome.
There are many other web browsers as well in which developer mode can be differently accessed. But, the basics are same in every browser.
The social media lovers cannot avoid Instagram because apart from Facebook, it is being used by a huge number of people to show off their work out photos, modelling photos, family photos, etc.
Using Instagram on your mobile phone is fun as you can use it on the go but many of us still sometimes prefer desktop to use something, and there this guide will help if you really want to use Instagram on your PC to upload photos.
If you have any problem understanding the method, please do write back in the comment, and I will try my best to come up with a solution.