Instagram, the ever popular app that allows you to share photos and videos with your friends, family and followers isn’t limited to just your phone or tablet. Here, we show you how to use Instagram on a PC or Mac. PC user can use this simple trick to get access to photo-sharing option directly via their PC or Laptop using the Instagram web app.
Uploading To Instagram Using Google Chrome:
It is a browser trick. Follow the steps below in order to get this done on the world’s most popular web browser, Google Chrome:
1. Open Chrome, click on the three-dot menu button at the top-right of your browser and then click on “New incognito window” to open it. Though this step is not necessary, it’s highly recommended that you use an incognito window to ensure complete security of your Instagram account.
2. Now, click on the three-dot menu button once again and go to More tools -> Developer tools. Or simply Press (CTRL+SHIFT+I), which will pop open the developer’s window on the right-hand side of the screen.
3. Once you’re done, head over to Instagram’s website and simply log in to your Instagram account. Well, no surprises here as you’ll just be viewing the basic desktop site with no uploading capabilities. Now, click on the tablet-cum-phone icon beside “Elements” and you’ll finally be able to experience the full fledged mobile web app and upload all your favorite pictures from your computer, without the need of a smartphone.
Upload photos to Instagram on a Mac using Safari
1. Open Safari and head to Preferences > Advanced and make sure Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar is toggled on.
2. Go to the Instagram website and log in to your account.
3. Then select Develop > User Agent > Safari – iOS 10 – iPhone.
4. The Instagram website should automatically reload (manually refresh if not) and display the mobile version of the site, complete with upload functionality. Select the Camera icon, browse for the image you’d like to post and select Choose.
You’ll then see a preview of the image with basic editing options (rotate, choice between 16:9 or square aspect ratio) – once you’re happy with the image, click Next, add your caption and share it with your Instagram followers.
The drawbacks to using this technique? You can only upload images and not videos via Safari, and you also lose access to Instagram’s advanced editing option and range of filters.