Instagram is really destined for mobile. If you really think about it, Instagram hasn’t started to show ads on the web, Instagram PC. That’s why, you can’t do much there, including upload picture or video. Here’s how to upload on Instagram from PC.
But the fact that Instagram is well-functioned only on mobile app (Android and iPhone), that doesn’t mean you’ve to always use the mobile app. It’s a hell for people who work at the computer, they can’t really open up their phone screen to open Instagram app.
If you work regularly in front of computer, you can still send DM on Instagram PC and do other things. But, the main thing like posting (uploading pictures and videos), are limited on PC/web.
Now, you might be wondering, how do I upload to instagram from PC?
Well, there’s really nothing to worry about that. You can use one of these below methods to upload photos or videos to Instagram on PC.
Here’s the list of tricks you can do to post something on Instagram PC.
- 1 How to Upload on Instagram from PC using Chrome Extensions
- 2 How to Post on Instagram PC using User Agent Switcher
- 3 How to Upload Picture/Video on Instagram PC using Browser without Extensions
- 4 How to Post on Instagram PC using Windows 10 App
- 5 How to Upload on Instagram PC using Android Emulator (BlueStacks)
How to Upload on Instagram from PC using Chrome Extensions
The first method we have is by using Chrome extension. There are many best Chrome extensions out there waiting for you to install them, but only few of them works specifically for accessing Instagram on the PC, especially the uploading part.
Instagram doesn’t really provide its own Chrome extension. However, you can still use third-party extension, which the one I recommend is called Extension for Instagram.
The extension work by changing the user agent at your browser. It has 4 star-rating, with more than 90K users worldwide. You can download it for free on Chrome in Windows 10 and Mac.
Once you visit the page from the link above, click Add to Chrome to install it. So you can post on Instagram PC very easily.
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Now, a pop-up will show. Click Add extension to install the Chrome extension that lets you upload pictures and videos from Instagram PC.
Chrome will then show you a message that the extension has been added to Chrome.
Now, you can post on Instagram PC very easily with the extension. To do that, just open Instagram website.
Login with your account. A plus button at the bottom of your screen will show, click it.
Choose pictures or videos you want to upload to Instagram PC. Click Open.
If you use Instagram PC to upload pictures, you will see a cropping feature here. Click Next.
Now, write caption, add location, and more just like you upload picture on Instagram mobile app. Once done, click Share.
That’s it. Now you’ve posted something on Instagram PC.
How about the other methods?
How to Post on Instagram PC using User Agent Switcher
The previous extension works by changing user agent, which is kind of browser feature that control how the website looks depending on device the website provides.
Now, you can use a user-agent switcher extension. This will not only allow you to post picture or video on Instagram PC, but also access any website on PC in mobile version.
Go to the link above. Now, install the extension.
Once it has been installed, click the extension icon at the extension bar. Choose any mobile version you want to show Instagram as. For example, choose Android, Android KitKat.
Instagram page will then reload automatically showing you the mobile browser version to let you upload picture or videos on Instagram PC.
To upload something, click the plus button at the bottom.
Choose the picture or video you want to upload on Instagram PC.
Now, click Next.
Insert caption. You can also add space in Instagram post here. Click Share.
Instagram will keep showing the mobile version as long as the user agent switched to the mobile version. To go back to normal desktop version, just click Chrome > Default.
How to Upload Picture/Video on Instagram PC using Browser without Extensions
You can also post on Instagram PC without any extension. This works by using Google Chrome’s user agent switcher. It is located at the developer tools.
You can access that by right-clicking and then clicking Inspect.
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Instagram by default show as desktop browser version. Change that by clicking the phone icon Toggle device toolbar so you can upload videos or pictures on Instagram PC.
Reload the website.
Now, just click the plus button just like you post something on Instagram mobile app.
Select the file you want to upload. Then click Open.
Instagram will then allow you to crop the picture, if you post picture on Instagram PC.
Now, let’s add great caption and then click Share.
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How to Post on Instagram PC using Windows 10 App
Instagram provide its official app for Windows 10. However, the app isn’t yet to be working well but if you have the older version of the app, you can still post on Instagram PC using this app.
Open Microsoft Store to download Instagram app if you don’t have it yet.
Search for Instagram.
Now, click Install or Get it.
Once the download is done, click Launch.
Instagram now show login form. Login with your account. Then post picture or video on the app easily.
How to Upload on Instagram PC using Android Emulator (BlueStacks)
If you use Windows 7 and want to upload on Instagram PC the most difficult way, you can use BlueStacks.
I don’t really mean “difficult” if your PC or laptop specification is high-end enough that installing BlueStacks is not a big deal. For average users, however, installing BlueStacks takes a hell lot of patience because of the low performance.
You can download BlueStacks here. Then follow the instruction that lead you to posting on Instagram PC.
Instagram as we know it limit features on the web/PC. This means you’ve to do something extra to use all the features on PC, including post picture or video. Using above methods, uploading picture, video, or anything else on Instagram PC is not a big deal anymore.
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