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How to post on Instagram from PC and Mac

Instagram doesn’t need an introduction as the social network is almost as famous as Facebook. More than posting pretty photos, Instagram has become a real opportunity for small businesses to make a living out of it, and to have more visibility. However, if this is your case and you need to upload frequently high-quality photos from your smartphone, the process can become complicated and slow, especially if the images need some editing before going online. One of the reasons for this is that the desktop version is limited and posting is restricted. Nevertheless, CCM has your back! In this article, we discuss the easiest ways to post to Instagram from PC - read on to find out how!


Before learning how to upload photos to Instagram from PC, make sure you have an Instagram account. You can create one on the official website or by downloading the app on your smartphone.

Solutions for Windows


Instagram doesn’t have an app for PC. However, there are Android emulators that allow users to enjoy games and apps designed for Android directly on their PCs. One of them is BlueStacks. Here are the steps to follow so you can get an Instagram emulation on your PC:

  • First, download BlueStacks from the link above.

  • Next, install and launch the program.

  • Browse BlueStack’s library and download Instagram from there.

  • After that, connect to your Instagram account.

And voilà! You can now enjoy all of Instagram’s functionalities.

Google Chrome

Another way to upload to Instagram from PC is thanks to Google Chrome’s Developer’s tools, so make sure to install the browser.

  • First, go to Instagram and log in to your account.

  • Next, open the Settings of the browser. Click More Tools and choose Developers tools.

  • Now select Toggle Device Toolbar.

  • Click Responsive and select the interface of the device you want to use.

  • Now, you have to Refresh the page. Once this is done, you will get the page of the desired device. You will be able to upload photos from your PC from the + button, just like on the mobile app.

Solutions for Mac

If you are a Mac user, try following these steps:

  • Open your Safari browser and go to Instagram.

  • Enable the Develop menu and choose User Agent.

  • You will see different options. Select iPhone.

  • Once this is done, you will get the iPhone interface. You will be able to upload photos from your Mac from the + button, just like on the mobile app.

Other solutions

Third-party apps

There are other ways to post on Instagram from your laptop and this is by using third-party apps such as Hootsuite, however, you need a subscription to benefit from all the functionalities. Please note that Instagram users have encountered various problems such as disabled profiles or promotions when using third-party apps.

Creator Studio

Lastly, business accounts and creators accounts can upload to Instagram through Creator Studio.

  • Log in to your Instagram account.

  • Click on the Instagram icon.

  • Select Create Post and choose the correct account, if you have many.

  • Add the content you want. You can Upload a file or select one from your Facebook page. Select Publish.

And this is it! You are now ready to post all your best photos directly from your computer.


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