No doubt that Instagram is an addictive platform, people could consume it for hours and hours just scrolling the Instagram feed or posts, well that’s because people are more intreated in seeing what’s going on in other’s life. And many new users are joining the platform every day, posting images and stories.
However, you can access Instagram from any valid platform like computers or your smartphone. But is there any difference between using the Ingram from these two devices? “Yes”, It’s nothing wrong to say that the organization is more focused on smartphone users, also there are some features that lacks if you are using Instagram from a computer.
A giant disadvantage is that Instagram won’t allow you to upload images upload to Instagram online from computers, well that sounds clumsy right? You edit the images or videos on a PC but have to migrate them into your phone in order to post them on Instagram, it’s quite time-consuming!
But no more, in this article, we will show you how you can upload your photos to Instagram from Windows as well as Mac. If you were looking for the same, then you probably have landed on the right post, let’s see how to do it!
Why Instagram won’t allow its users to post images from a computer?
This inquiry exists for a long time on the internet, and it’s interesting to know that very few populaces know this. The real reason is that Instagram online is more smartphone focused it’s that simple.
A computer is somewhere more a research machine, people will not turn on their laptops or desktops to come and check the Instagram feed every time because it’s time-consuming, if that’s the case, fewer users will join Instagram. And I think this is not the objective of the same company, the best example for this is Orkut.
Therefore, to gain more Insta users and smartphones is easy to access and available to everyone, it’s my personal conjecture that Instagram won’t allow the users to post images from PCs.
Methods to upload images on Instream from Windows and Macs
Mind you, it is possible to upload images on Instagram online from more than one method. We will show you each one of them, also this makes the processing timeless consuming. How? the following methods will help you to upload the posts in bulk and schedule your content if you are running a business or a personal account.
1. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using Google Chrome browser
This method is applicable on both, Windows and Mac computers unless you are using the Google Chrome browser. If you are looking for a more valid method, this method is it. Let’s see how to do it:
Step 1: Open your Instagram account on the Google Chrome browser.
Step 2: Then, click on the ‘three dots‘ located on the top right corner of the browser’s very last option on the URL bar section.
Step 3: From the menu, just select More tools > from the dropdown menu, select Developer tools, or press Ctrl+Shift+I.
Step 4: Once done, an extra window will open on the right side of the browser, just click on the Toggle Device Toolbar option or press Ctrl+Shift+M.
Step 5: As soon as you do that, simply click on the Responsive, a drop-down menu will appear providing the option of phones. Select any mobile device or you intended to use.
You will see that, you can able to access Instagram exactly as a smartphone interface, you can start uploading the images on Instagram using this easy method.
This method has some drawbacks, you can only post images and not videos. Also, editing tools are missing and you cannot post content in bulk. But if you are not intended to post any videos, and don’t want Instagram to edit your images with its built-in editing tool, then this method is better in case you are not in the mood of downloading any extra stuff on your machine.
2. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using Safari browser
Many Mac users use the Safari browser, and you can upload the content on Instagram using the Safari browser without any issues. First, you need to change the user agent of your Safari browser, and we will turn on the Develop menu and then we able to upload on the Instagram app from your Mac, here’s how to do that:
Step 1: On Safari browser Safari > Preferences > Advanced and turn on the Show Develop menu in the menu bar.
Step 2: Once done, just click on the Develop option located on the Safari menu bar, and select User Agent, after that select Safari–iOS 11.0–iPhone. This will not turn your Safari browser screen like an iPhone screen like Google browser, but upload buttons will appear at the bottom of your browser.
Step 3: Now you can be able to upload to Instagram online.
Mind you, Apple has stopped providing updates for Safari of Windows version, the last version was Safari 5.1.7. It’s nothing wrong to say that this method is focused on Mac users, Windows users can follow the Google Chrome browser method to upload on Instagram.
3. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using BlueStacks
BlueStacks is an emulator which allows you to run Android applications on your PC. Moreover, the program is available to download on Windows as well as on macOS. You just need to have a Google account and works exactly like your smartphone app on the desktop. Every feature is present so that you can post the content on the Internet easily.
Step 1: Download BlueStacks for Windows or Mac accordingly.
Step 2: Upload the image or video on the Media Manager on the platform.
Step 3: Then, you need to search for Instagram from the search bar if you have downloaded the app on emulator already.
In case you have not downloaded the Instagram app, you can have it on the emulator through its App Centre or built-in Google Play Store.
Step 4: Login into your Instagram account by entering your credentials and start uploading your content on the platform from your PC.
Avoid using BlueStacks update before Sept 18 as it lacks some core features as uploading videos or accessing building Instagram editing tool. Also, BluStacks 4 is available to download for Mac.
4. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using Deskgram
If you are one of them who don’t like to use any emulators on your computers and want straight forward application that gets the job done, then Deskgram is it. This program is available to download on Mac and Windows operating systems.
Earlier, the video upload option was lacking for Windows, but the program is fully functional and updated now. The good part is that developers will let you know the news and updates related to the Deskgram app on their Twitter account. Just simply log in to your Instagram account start uploading your content, it’s that simple.
5. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using Uplet (for Mac)
As we have seen so far, no other method can allow you to upload bulk photos and videos from your Mac. But Uplet lets you do that, just have the program on your Mac and start uploading the content on Instagram without any issues.
No need to worry about the features as it covers all of them. But Uplet is not free to use but has
some affordable package option.
6. Upload photos on Instagram from PC using Facebook Creator Studio
This method is less known to some users, but you can actually upload your content on your Instagram account using Facebook Creator Studio.
This method works only for the Instagram business profile which is linked and associated with the Facebook page, then only you can be able to upload the content on Instagram from PC.
This method is best for Instagram influencers or any business accounts. Besides this, Facebook Creator Studio provides multiple features like scheduling IGTV videos, uploading reels, images and videos. The only feature lacking is that you cannot upload bulk images or videos.
That’s everything you need to know about how to upload to Instagram online from Mac and Windows. According to my personal opinion, BluetSacks is somewhere is a great option if you want to upload your content with having all features. But if your job is only to upload images without downloading any extra tool, then Google Chrome and Safari browser is the best option accordingly.
That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.