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How to Post on Instagram From Your Desktop

 \  June 5, 2018

Have you ever wanted to post to Instagram from your desktop but realized that… you can’t?

Well, those days are over.

With a simple trick, you can now upload to Instagram from your web browser.

Yep, that’s right — straight from your desktop!

This feature is originally meant for mobile browsers, but you can take advantage of it too on your computer with just a few clicks!

According to Instagram, “Instagram.com (accessed from mobile) is a web experience optimized for mobile phones. It’s designed to help people have a fuller experience on Instagram no matter what device or network they are on.”

While some features aren’t available – such as live videos, face filters, and direct messaging – it’s still a pretty handy trick.

Now let’s get to the good stuff! Here’s how to upload photos to Instagram from a desktop browser:

Chrome Browsers

1. Go to Instagram.com

2. Click CTRL+Shift+I on your keyboard or do a right-click with your mouse and select ‘Inspect’.

Click CTRL+Shift+I on your keyboard or do a right-click with your mouse and select ‘Inspect’

3. Select the device icon in the toolbar set it to a mobile interface.

Select the device icon in the toolbar to set it to a mobile interface
Additionally, you can also set the device interface you want to use.

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4. Hit refresh.

5. Log in and do your thing!

Firefox Browsers

For Firefox browsers, you’re going to need to download the add-on called “User Agent Override”.

1. Go to FireFox menu then select Add-ons.

Quick note: a ‘user agent’ is basically something that lets a website identify what device you’re using.

Go to FireFox menu then select Add-ons

2.Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘See more add-ons!’

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘See more add-ons!’.

3. Look for User Agent Switcher then click Add to Firefox.

Look for User Agent Switcher

4. Now open Instagram.com and select your device.

Select your preferred device

5. Reload the page.

6. Log in and start ‘gramming!

Safari Browsers

1. Go to your browser’s Preferences, then click Advanced.

Open your browser preferences

2. Check the box at the bottom (The one that says ‘Show Development menu in menu bar’)

Tick the box at the bottom

3. Open Instagram.com

4. Select Develop > User Developer, then choose your preferred device interface.

Select Develop > User Developer, then choose your preferred device interface

5. Log in and share your photos!

 

That was easy, wasn’t it?

With this little trick, you won’t have to shuffle between your phone and desktop anymore. It’s now easier to update and manage your Instagram account — especially if you’re using it to market your business!

Any Instagram tricks you want to share? Tag us on Twitter @hirebros and let us know!

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