Instagram From A Computer – The Easy Way!

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Instagram from a computer – The Easy Way!

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Instagram from a computer – The Easy Way!

You probably know the importance of engaging with potential clients and customers via social media. The most used device for this purpose is our ever present smartphones.

Instagram is an application built for sharing photos on your phone. The statistics on Instagram use show an explosion in the number of users and their activity level.

If you are engaged in any form of marketing, and not using Instagram as one of the tools in your marketing toolbox, you can be sure that you are losing audience to your competitors.

Instagram from a computer – The Problem

Instagram is meant to be used from your mobile phone. That is its intended purpose. To make sharing your mobile photos fun and easy. And, doing so from your phone is simple.

Using Instagram from a computer however, has some challenges. Without knowing the simple method I am going to share with you here, you won’t be able to post photo’s without adding some kind of separate application to interface with Instagram.

You can read other’s posts, comment on those posts, and, add followers. But, you cannot post photos from your computer. Follow the instructions below to solve this problem.

There are a ton of reasons why you might want to post from your PC rather than your phone. For me, it’s about the convenience of using a device with a full size monitor and keyboard.

Even with a large smartphone, I am much faster at typing with all my fingers, than trying to use the tiny keyboard on the phone. I also find it much easier to find, select, and edit photos on the computer.

Instagram from a computer – The Solution

The easy solution here is to tell your browser to display as a mobile device, and it’s a lot easier than you might think!

Try this method using Chrome as your browser.

  1. Go to Instagram.com and login.

2. Right Click in a blank area of the page and select “Inspect”.

instagram from a computer - chrome inspect
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3. Toggle the device type – Note the small red circle in the image below. You should only have to click it once, but, it toggles between desktop and mobile view.

instagram from a computer - chrome toggle device
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4. Find the post button below the post.

Below the post you will now see the post button that looks like a camera.

instagram from a computer - post button

Clicking the button circled in the image above will open the file menu on your computer allowing you to find a picture that you want to post!

Joila!
Instagram From A Computer – The Easy Way!

This has got to be the easiest way to use instagram from a computer.


I hope you find this post helpful! Please let me know how it works out for you!  Please leave any questions or comments you might have below.

I also would like to thank Lindsey from Linzysworld for her permission to use her Instagram post above for this article. I have a lot of respect for her. She is very successful manager, coach, entrepreneur, mom and wife. Please check out Lindsey’s page here. 

-Tom

8 thoughts on “Instagram From A Computer – The Easy Way!”

  1. Hi great article on how to post photos on Instagram on your desktop. I use Instagram all the time albeit on my smartphone. I did not realise that it was different to post pictures on a desktop. Your post has great simple step by step instructions that anybody can follow.

    Thank you for this. I look forward to more posts from you.

    1. Greetings Harjit!

      Thank you very much for visiting ILoveWealthyAffiliate.Com, and for your comment regarding “Instagram From A Computer – The Easy Way!” 

      I’m very happy that you found this article helpful! A lot of people have struggled with trying to post to Instagram from their PC.  This method is quick, easy, and doesn’t require any additional download!  

      Thanks again for your visit and your comment!

      I wish you great success and prosperity!
      Sincerely,
      Tom

  2. Thanks Tom for this information. Just getting started with a Instagram myself so this information is like gold to me. I’m sure there will be others chiming in to thanks you also. Thanks once again.
    Jerome

    1. Hi Jerome!
      Thank you very much for visiting ILoveWealthyAffiliate.Com, and for your comment regarding “Instagram From a Computer – The Easy Way!”

      Instagram can be an important part of your social networking efforts! I’m glad you found this info helpful!
      I wish you great success and prosperity! Let me know if I can be of any help to you!

      Sincerely,
      Tom

  3. Never thought you could use Instagram with a computer, to be honest. I always thought you had to have a smartphone in order to use Instagram. Also, I wasn’t aware that you couldn’t post pictures on the computer version. Your tip on how to get a picture posted is very useful, plus I prefer using my computer rather than my smartphone to type. Thank you for the valuable information!

    – Francisco

    1. Greetings Francisco!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!  I’m very happy that you found this simple trick helpful!

      All the best to you in your endeavors!

      Sincerely,
      Tom

  4. Hi Tom,
    Great article, thanks so much for solving this problem for me and even all who wanted to use their computer for Instagram.
    Actually I have been thinking about just how I can able to post photo’s without adding some any separate application which may interface with Instagram and cause inconveniences.

    I was actually searching the net when I came across your article on how to solve this problem.

    Thanks so much, now I can confidently use my PC to post pictures on my Instagram and that so great for me. Thanks so much for sharing this information with me.

    1. Hi Stephen!

      Thanks for visiting ILoveWealthyAffiliate.Com and for your comment regarding “Instagram from a computer – The Easy Way!”

      I’m very glad that you found this article helpful!  It is a great little trick that makes posting to Instagram from your pc easy!  

      Let me know if I can ever be of any other assistance to you!

      Sincerely,
      Tom

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