Beginner’s guide to post on Instagram from PC

post on Instagram from PC
Beginner's guide to post on Instagram from PC

Instagram is one of the most popular social networking services that have managed to earn a userbase of millions across the globe. With such a craze among people, it is obvious that not all Instagrammers like to use smartphones for the purpose. There are many out there who’d like to post on Instagram from PC. This is why we have brainstormed a little to come up with this cool guide to help you post to Instagram from Computer.

Interested? Hop on and have a look at the easy steps to post on Instagram from PC. We are pretty sure you are going to like it.

Post on Instagram from PC: A Quick Guide

Instagram yesterday introduced a major change, launching a full-fledged web app. The web app allows you to upload media from a phone browser, without needing an app. Though the social media platform didn’t officially add the option to desktop browsers, the option is there…you just need to search for it a bit.

Instagram is for photos, and many users on the service shoot photos using a DSLR camera, editing them on their systems before uploading. This calls for transferring the media from computer to smartphone once it is done (via email or AirDrop). Now this is definitely something that feels cumbersome, doesn’t it?

So what’s the fix here? Well, best is that you can directly post on Instagram from PC, saving you the mess of transferring files back and forth from device to system. The workaround cuts the lengthy steps out, making it easier to upload photos.

For the ones who are fond of videos more than pictures, they can have a look at our collection of best video editors for Android and iOS here.

Let’s get started with the process now.

Major browsers offer you a way to change “User Agent”, an algorithm kind of thing that tells a website what kind of device you are using. Result? If you are on a laptop or a desktop, you can easily trick a site like Instagram into showing you the mobile version of the website. And that’s exactly what we are going to tell you in this post.

Post on Instagram from PC on Chrome

When it comes to post on Instagram from PC on Chrome, you just need to:

  • Go to official website of Instagram i.e.
  • Sign in with your credentials
  • Right-click the page > Inspect > click on the Tablet icon at the top-left

The page will automatically switch to the mobile view. You will see a camera button at the bottom of the page, letting you upload a photo from your system. That’s it.

If you are a regular Instagrammer who love to click photos, then you would love our post on 10 Best Smartphone Photography Tips to Become a Pro Photographer.

Post on Instagram from PC on Safari

If you use Safari, the process is even simpler. To post on Instagram from PC on Safari, you simply need to:

  • Open Safari and go to Preferences > Advanced. You will see a box at the bottom of the page that reads “Show Develop menu in the menu bar”. Check the box
  • Open a new private browsing window and head over to Desktop > User Agent > Safari > iOS 10 – iPhone
  • Now go to and sign in to your account
  • Lastly, click on the camera icon at the end of the screen to post images to Instagram from computer

This was all! Now you know how you can post on Instagram from PC on both the major browsers. Enjoy Instagramming!

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Beginner's guide to post on Instagram from PC
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Ankita Gairola is an R&D Engineer at NextGeekers. She grew up flirting with available technologies and happens to be a dynamic writer with flair of explaining complex technologies with ease to readers from all walks of life. A software and gadget geek, Gairola spends a major part of each day outscoring latest technologies, trying new software and reading books. She learned the ropes to effective writing in her very early days and has penned over 6000 articles for different press and media sources.