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3 Easy Ways to Post Photos on Instagram from PC/Mac

When doing social media marketing, you want to upload a few pictures to Instagram, but you can’t upload them directly on your computer, but you have to use your mobile phone to operate it, which is very inconvenient. Instagram is a mobile-based social APP application. Many functions can only be operated on mobile phones. Is there a way to upload pictures directly to the Instagram platform on the computer? Today I will share with you some simple methods.

1. Post photos on instagram from PC

These steps can be used to post to Insta from Chrome, Firefox and the new Microsoft Edge browser. I'm using Chrome as the example below, but the process is nearly identical for all three browsers. 

Step 1. Open Instagram on the PC and sign in to your account. Right-click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect” at the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears (or CTRL+SHIFT+I).

Steps 2. A new window will appear on the right side of the page (some browsers may appear at the bottom of the page), and the combination of letters you can't understand is the code of the page. But this is not important, you just need to find the small tablet icon in the upper left corner of the new window and click on it.

Steps 3. Then you will find that the Instagram page has become smaller, just like browsing on a tablet or mobile phone. Find the model selection, you can choose iPad, iPhone or other Android devices. After refreshing the page, you can post pictures like on your phone.

Steps 4.Click "+", select the photo you want to upload, you can add filters, you can choose to use the original size of the photo or use the square size, or flip the image. You can see it on your homepage after publishing. To close the mobile mode, just click the small tablet icon again or the close button on the page.

2. Post photos on instagram from Mac

The operating steps on Mac are a little different from those on PC, but you only need a few steps to complete.

Open the Developer Tools on your Chrome browser via the View menu. Then a new window will appear on the page, follow the steps above to do.
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  • Log into your Instagram account.
  • Choose “Develop” and “User Agent,” then select “Safari iPhone.”
  • Please follow the steps above.
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3. BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks App Player is a free Android emulator, you can run it on PC and Mac desktop. Logging in to Instagram on BlueStacks is as easy as on your phone. Let's take a look at how to operate it.

  • Download and install BlueStacks, then log in using your Google account.
  • You'll now see a version of the Google Play Store. Search for Instagram and click Install.
  • Open intagram. BlueStacks will change to the size and shape of a vertically-oriented smartphone. Sign into your Instagram account with your usual details. Your Instagram feed will appear as it would on a phone.
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  • Click the plus icon at the bottom, then select 'Gallery'. Click the 'Gallery' drop-down menu at the top left and select 'Other', then click 'Pick from Windows'. Find the photo you want to upload, select it and click 'Open'. Then you can edit the image and publish it.

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Have you learned the above three simple methods? If you think it is helpful to you, you can share it with more friends. If you have a better way please let me know.

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