Some programs available on the web allow you to easily upload your photos to Instagram even from your PC: this guide explains what they are and how to use them correctly and effectively
Although Instagram was born as a mobile application and its web interface for PC does not allow the direct upload of new photographs from a computer, it is possible to proceed with alternative methods to upload the photos within the desktop platform. This guide explains quickly and easily how to upload photos to Instagram from a PC and what are the best programs to use for this purpose.
Why use Instagram from a PC
There may be several reasons why you want to use Instagram from a PC. First of all, the display screen is bigger and, in this way, the risk of app crashing is avoided. In addition, those who manage multiple accounts for business reasons may find it more convenient to intervene from the computer on various projects related to content or advertising campaigns.
There are also many people who use digital cameras for their shots; for these users it is easier and more immediate to upload photos to Instagram directly via PC, rather than having to first transfer them to the smartphone.
How to upload photos to Instagram from PC
The official Instagram website allows you to view your account, browse profiles, receive updates on surveys and new content, like photos and comment on them, but do not upload your photos from your PC. Nonetheless, the web offers several alternative methods to publish photos on Instagram from desktop.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC with Instagram Web
Thanks to the help of a particular extension for changing the user agent , it is possible to upload photos to Instagram from a PC also through the official Instagram site.
An extension of this type allows you to make the sites you visit “believe” that you are using another display device. In this specific case it is possible to communicate to the Instagram site that you are using a smartphone and not the PC. By doing so, you can then use Instagram from a PC as if you were using a smartphone and, therefore, quickly upload your photos to the social network.
You can change the user agent of your browser from the settings of the same or by using an extension, such as the free extension User-Agent Switcher for Chrome for those who use Chrome as browser and the free extension User-Agent Switcher for Firefox.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC with Instagram for Windows 10
Those who use Windows 10 can also use the official Instagram app to upload content to the social network. It is good to keep in mind, however, that the Instagram app for Windows 10 only allows you to publish Stories. It is not possible, at the moment, to upload photos to your Instagram feed through this app.
To upload a story with Instagram for Windows 10 simply install the app available on the Windows Store, start the app and log in to your account. Then you can use the program as is usually done on smartphones.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC with Facebook Creator Studio
One of the alternative programs that can be used to upload photos to Instagram from a PC is called Facebook Creator Studio . It is a tool for managing corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.
This program also allows you to publish photos (and videos) on Instagram from a PC: just connect to the site, log in to your Facebook account, connect to your Instagram account, click on “Create post”, select “Instagram feed” , choose the photo “From the uploaded files” or “From the Facebook page”, customize the publication with caption and geographic tag and then proceed with the publication or programming of the post at the most suitable time.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC with Bluestacks
Even Bluestacks lets you upload photos to Instagram PC, creating a real online photo portfolio . It is an emulation software for Android, available on both Windows and macOs, which gives the possibility to start any app for the Google operating system for smartphones, directly from the desktop.
To use Bluestacks you need to download the software from the official website, proceed with the installation, set up a Google account, open the Play Store and download and install Instagram, log in to your Instagram account and use the app as if you use it on smartphone. You can upload photos to Instagram from PC with Bluestacks both using images already present on the computer (“Choose from Windows”) and using images stored on the Bluestacks memory (“Gallery”).