Instagram is one of the finest photos and video sharing app for smartphones with more than 40 million monthly active users. Instagram announced the app version support for the computer in October 2016. But, it doesn’t allow users to share any media file from the PC.

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Still, lots of users are wondering “how to upload photos to Instagram from Mac or Windows PC?

This may be your question too when you have clicked a picture from DSLR and wanted to share it on Instagram without transferring it to PC to Smartphone.

This method to directly share a photo on Instagram from PC will reduce one step, and you can easily share the photo directly from your computer.

Thankfully, we have listed few tricks for you that will let you use Instagram on your computer instead of from the smartphone with the help of Google Chrome or Safari web browser. Let’s do not wait more the find the way to share/upload photo to Instagram from PC.

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How to Share/Upload Photos to Instagram from Mac or Windows PC

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How to Share/Upload Photos to Instagram from Google Chrome?

Step #1. Open Google Chrome on your Mac or Windows PC.

Step #2. Navigate to Menu by clicking on three dots at the top-right corner.

Step #3. Now navigate to “More Tools” and Select “Developer Tools”. You can also use shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+I (For Windows) or Command+Option+I (For Mac) to open Developer Tools in Google Chrome.

Open Developers Tools in Google Chrome

Step #4. Click on Toggle Device Toolbar from the developer tools menu. By enabling this option, Google Chrome will show the mobile version of the website.

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Step #5. Open https://www.instagram.com/ and login into your Instagram account.

Login to Instagram Account in Google Chrome.png

Step #6. Once the page load, you will see the mobile view of Instagram on Google Chrome. Now, click on the Camera icon to upload a photo to Instagram from PC.

Click on the camera icon to upload photo to instagram

Note: Instagram Web version only supports .jpeg image format to upload a photo from PC. Make sure you use JPEG version of the picture to upload it to Instagram.

Step #7. Select the photo from the PC. Crop it and click Next.

Crop a Photo

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Step #8. Write a caption and click on share.

Write Caption to your Instagram Post

This is it. Now you have successfully uploaded a photo to Instagram from PC.

How to Share/Upload Photos to Instagram from Safari?

Step #1. Open Safari and navigate to Preferences on your Mac.

Navigate to Safari preferencesStep #2. Under advance tab enable “Show Developer menu in menu bar”. This will add new menu “Develop” in Safari menu.

Enable developer menu in safari

Develop Menu in Safari Web Browser

Step #3. Now navigate to Develop → User Agent and select Safari – iOS 10 – iPhone.

Set Safari User Agent to iOS 10 iPhone

Step #4. Open Instagram.com

Step #5. Login into Instagram account.

Login to your Instagram Account on Safari

Step #6. Once the page load, you will see the mobile view of Instagram on Safari Web Browser. Now, click on Camera icon from the bottom menu to upload a photo to Instagram from PC.

Click on the camera icon to upload photo to instagramStep #7. Select and add a photo, crop it, and click on Next Button.

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Step #8. Write a caption and click on share button from Top-right Corner.

All done. Now you know the easy way to upload a photo to Instagram from PC. But the question is what about the video?

Don’t worry the same process will work to upload video to Instagram from PC. Make sure you use .mp4 format of video files.

The only disadvantage of sharing photo/video to Instagram from PC is that you cannot set filters on photo or video you share. But you can take advantage of few third-party apps like Gramblr, Bluestacks, Latergramme, ScheduGram, and few more to schedule Instagram post from your computer or smartphone.

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