How To Download Instagram on Your PC

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Instagram is a social network specializing in photo and video sharing. You can follow the activities of other users by viewing their photos and videos, which they can take and edit directly in the app.

Instagram is a mobile app that is only officially available on smartphone or tablet (Android and iOS), but it is possible to use it on your computer by installing an emulator.

N.B. This method applies to both PC and Mac.

How Instagram Works

The official social networking platform is created for mobile and allows you to take and edit photos and, then, interact with the photos of your friends. You can also post ephemeral Stories to show your followers what is going on in your daily life.

Instagram has a desktop website, but most of its features are limited or, in the case of photo posting, restricted.

Installing Instagram to Your PC

You will need to begin by creating an account on Instagram. For this, you will need to download the application onto your smartphone or go to the official website.

Installing Bluestacks

Next, you will need to download Bluestacks, which is an Android emulator that is available for Windows and for Mac. It allows you to download Android mobile applications to your desktop computer or laptop.

Installing Instagram

After installing Bluestacks on your computer, launch the program. Open the Google Play Store, locate the Instagram app, and install it:

Launch the program and connect to your profile:

You can now take pictures using the webcam of your computer and post them directly to your Instagram profile:

You can also choose a picture from your photo library by clicking the Gallery button at the bottom-left of your screen. Additionally, you have full access to the standard set of Instagram filters available on mobile.

Image: © Instagram.