How to Upload Pictures From Computer to Instagram

How To Upload Pictures From Computer To Instagram: Instagram introduced a significant change today, releasing a fully-functional internet app that allows you publish pictures from a phone internet browser, no application required. Instagram really did not formally add the option to desktop computer web browsers, but it exists-- you simply have to discover it.


How To Upload Pictures From Computer To Instagram


Ways to publish photos to Instagram from a desktop browser

Many web browsers have a method of letting you alter the "User Representative"-- the thing that tells a web site what kind of tool you're on. So, even when you're on a laptop computer or desktop computer, you could trick a site like Instagram into revealing you the mobile site. That's what we're mosting likely to do.

Safari

On Safari, it's simple. Go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced. Check the box at the extremely bottom that states, "Show Develop menu in menu bar"

Currently open a personal browsing window. Visit Develop > User Agent > Safari - iOS 10 - iPhone. Go to Instagram.com, log in and click the camera switch at the bottom of the display to publish an image from your desktop.

Chrome

In Chrome, go to Instagram.com and log in. Now right-click the page > Inspect > click the Tablet symbol (top-left). The web page must switch to mobile view, where you'll find a camera switch at the end of the screen, which lets you upload a photo from your desktop.

Several Instagrammers-- myself included-- shoot images on a dSLR video camera and also modify them on their computer system before posting to Instagram. That implies having to move the finished image to a phone (through AirDrop or e-mail), which is difficult, at best.

This workaround cuts that step out, making dSLR uploads easier than ever.