Of Posting To Instagram From Computer

For some very strange reason, the people of Instagram have only wanted you to post your pictures via the phone app, and if you wanted to post using different ways you would need inventive use of emulators, third party apps and web extensions.

Could be a million reasons why one does not have the Instagram app on their phone or maybe you have a desktop full of pictures and you did not want the hustle of having to move to phone first then upload via phone.

After a couple years struggle trying to find ways around this here are five ways you can upload to Instagram from computer including the recent Instagram Update that allows you to post directly.

How To Post To Instagram Via Browser

  1. How To Post To Instagram Via Browser
    1. Opening Instagram using Mobile phone browser
    2. Web IG Story Extension For Chrome
    3. Simulate Mobile Device with Device Mode in Chrome DevTools
    4. Posting from Meta Business Suite
    5. Posting Directly From Computer

    Opening Instagram using Mobile phone browser

    Opening the Instagram site using your phone’s default browser or the Chrome browser opens it in a sort of web app page which allows you to post pics in phone gallery to Instagram, even though you do not necessarily have the Instagram app on said device.

    Instagram in mobile phone Chrome browser

    Web IG Story Extension For Chrome

    Adding the Web IG story Extension for Chrome creates a sort of simulator for the mobile web app which not only gives you an upload function but you can download pics from Instagram too

    web IG Story Extension
    Post to Instagram using Web IG Story

    Shout out to @Dejungle_ for the heads up

    Simulate Mobile Device with Device Mode in Chrome DevTools

    This method is slightly awkward and makes use of developer tools of the Chrome Browser used to approximate how web pages look and perform on a mobile device.

    i) Open the Instagram site and then Open Chrome’s developer tools using the command F12

    ii) Click the ‘Toggle device toolbar‘ button to turn Device Mode on or off. (Icon is blue when Device Mode is on).

    (Optional) Select which mobile device you want to simulate

    Refresh the webpage with device mode enabled to allow the mobile version to load… and you are will see the option to upload pictures

    Posting from Meta Business Suite

    When you link your Instagram Account with Facebook you can make use of the Meta Business Suite to publish your photos and videos to Instagram.

    Meta Business Suite

    You also get publishing tools like analytics, the ability to schedule your Instagram posts along with your Facebook Posts and also option to boost posts via Facebook ads.

    Posting Directly From Computer

    With effect from October 2022 opening Instagram from your Browser not only gives a different layout from the normal but has the option to create and upload photos and videos from computer.

    This update has been a long time coming and you now wont need to do some creative computing to publish the quickly and easily post files from your computer to Instagram

    ~B

    Yeah now I just might use my Instagram more

    10 Comments

    1. I have noticed that Instagram has become more computer friendly but it’s still not as easy to use on the computer as the app. And many features are missing when you use the computer.

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