We all know what Instagram is and I’ll be really surprised if you haven’t hard about it until now. It’s a mobile app for sharing photos but how can we make it available on a computer and post pictures? Let’s see our options to make this possible.
You’re supposed to download it from the App Store or Google Play. After which, you’ll upload photos and videos from your phone to post them on the platform. But this method isn’t convenient for everyone. Some photographers and influencers use their DSLR to take photos. Others manage the Instagram accounts of their brand or business, so they prefer to access Instagram alongside their analytics tools on their desktop. Still others prefer to edit their photos on Photoshop or Lightroom before posting.
You can access Instagram through it’s Web version
Instagram lets you access its app through the desktop. This is easy, and it doesn’t require the installation of a third-party app. Simply go to Instagram.com and log-in to visit its web version. Here, you can view your account, browse profiles and get updates on new posts. You can like photos, comment, and minimize the browser to make it look like your mobile feed.
This method has a few limitations.You can’t upload photos via the web interface. You can’t apply filters, tag someone in a photo, or post multiple images or videos in a single post.The good news is that there are ways to post pictures on Instagram from your desktop browsers.
Access Instagram without a phone via Chrome
Log in to your Instagram account through Chrome and follow the steps below.
1.Right Click on the page and select ‘Inspect’, depending on your settings a new panel filled with code will open below or on the sides.
2.Click on the tablet icon on the top left of said panel.
And that does it now you are viewing the page in a view as in your mobile phone.
Access Instagram without a phone via Safari
Using a Mac is not a problem. You can easily change the user agent on Safari. Just open the Safari browser and select Preferences.
Go to the Advanced section and check “Show Develop menu in menu bar” located at the bottom.
Next, open a private window on Safari. Choose “Develop” and “User Agent” then select an IOS device. In the image below, I selected “Safari—iOS 11—iPhone.
After that, log in to your Instagram account and click the camera button at the bottom of the screen. Follow the same instructions we’ve discussed from the Chrome browser to post photos from your desktop.
Access Instagram without a phone via the Instagram App on PC
The official Instagram app is now available on Windows Store for PC. You can download it on the Windows store.
This app has most of Instagram’s mobile features. You can use it to post photos and videos, edit with filters, combine multiple clips into one video, and post Instagram stories. You can also access Instagram Direct, discover and follow new accounts. But, other devices running Windows 10 may not support certain features. They may not have the ability to capture and upload photos and videos.
To upload a picture using the app is fairly simple and I’m pretty sure everyone who has used the app before can do it, it’s a + button btw.