You can only view Instagram activities from the desktop. But, Do you know that you can post to Instagram from a desktop? Read this article to know how to do it.
Normally, You will have to access from a smartphone to post photos or videos on Instagram. It’s sad but true that you can’t use it conveniently from a desktop. Because It has very limited functionality in PC/Mac. You can’t even post a photo from local storage in the normal way. But, There are plenty of solutions to get rid of this limitation.
Ways to Post on Instagram from Desktop – Windows / Mac / Linux:
Instagram is perfect for mobile devices for several facts. But, It’s going to be perfect on the desktop too. But, You will need to play some little tricks. By following these tricks you will also be able to share videos on instagram from your desktop PC. Let’s know how.
1. Use Instagram App
Some of you may know that Instagram has released its official app for windows. By using this app, You can post photos on your profile. But, It also has a limitation. When i have checked this app, I have not found any way to post photos or videos from desktop local storage. It is really a pain. Because You may not want to post photos captured by your webcam. But, We can hope that Instagram will bring a convenient option to post photos from desktop’s local storage soon. But, Right now, You can play a little trick. Here are the instructions.
- First of all, Download Instagram for Windows and install.
- Now, Open it and login with your username and password.
- Then, Close the app.
- After that, Open the start menu and find the Instagram app.
- Right click on it and choose New Post.
- Now, Choose your photo and post it.
Right now, You only can post like this way by using the Instagram desktop app.
2. Change Web Browser’s User Agent
According to my own experience, This is the best user friendly way to post instagram from Windows PC, Mac or Linux. By changing the user agent, You can use instagram from desktop like a smartphone. Here are full instructions:
- At first, Change your web browser’s user agent. I prefer chrome. Because, It’s best to do such things. So, You can change google chrome’s user agent.
- Then, Go to Instagram.COM and login with your credentials.
- Now, You will see the missing Camera Button. Just click on it and post your favorite photos.
This method is the best to post / upload photos and videos on instagram from all computers including Windows, Mac and Linux. If you want another way, Follow next one.
3. Third-Party Apps / Tools
There are some third-party apps and tools which allow you to use instagram more conveniently. You can post photos and videos by using them. Here are some of them i can mention.
This is actually a cool app for windows. It is available in windows store. In fact, InstaPic seems better than the official Instagram app. By using this, You can get the full experience of Instagram from a windows 10 computer.
To post on Instagram from PC or Mac, deskgram is one of the best third-party tool.
This is another third-party app available for both windows and mac that allows to post on instagram from a desktop computer very easily.
4. Use App Player / Emulator:
This is actually a complex method to use instagram from a computer. There are some cool android emulators like bluestacks which allow users to use any android app from another platform like windows, mac or linux. If you want, You can install instagram app in your computer by using any app player and start using it. This is complex. But you can post any photos and videos by following this method.
So, These are some cool ways to post on instagram from a computer. I prefer first two methods. You may prefer another one. But, Let me know which method you like most.