Yes, it is possible to upload photos to Instagram from a PC, if you know the right tricks. It’s very useful and allows you to make edits using a free photo editor designed for desktops rather than struggling with mobile apps.
Instagram makes uploading photos from the desktop surprisingly difficult: n on there it’s way to do it using the official Windows 10 app or Instagram website . There is also no Instagram app for macOS.
This is a problem, particularly if you want to post photos taken with a digital camera instead of a smartphone or if you want to edit photos and videos using desktop software before uploading.
Luckily there are a couple of ways to get around this and upload photos to Instagram from your PC or Mac. All you need is free software .
Method 1: Vivaldi
1. Download Vivaldi
The super customizable web browser Vivaldi offers the fastest and easiest way to upload photos to Instagram from a PC or Mac . It does this by running the mobile version of the Instagram site in a web panel.
Download and install Vivaldi, then run the wizard to import bookmarks and set your preferences, or click “Skip All” and continue with the default browser settings.
2. Create a web panel
Go to www.instagram.com, then click the plus icon (Add Web Panel) on the left side of the browser interface. The URL will be inserted automatically, so all you have to do is click the plus sign again.
The mobile version of Instagram will now appear in a sidebar on the left side of the browser and will stay there as you browse other sites . Log into your account, then resize the sidebar until the mobile site fits comfortably.
3. Upload photos to Instagram
Click the plus icon at the bottom of the website to choose a photo from your PC or Mac, apply filters, add a caption and tag and upload it to your account.
Method 2: BlueStacks App Player
1. Download bluestack
You can use the Instagram app for Android on your desktop using the free Android emulator BlueStacks App Player , which allows you to upload photos to Instagram from PC or Mac.
Download and install BlueStacks, then wait a few minutes while the program starts up for the first time. Close the tutorial using the cross at the top right, make sure the correct language is selected and tap the arrow button.
2. Log in to your Google account
Click “ Continue “, then log in using your Google account. Review the terms of service and, if you agree, click “ OK “.
The following boxes are completely optional; if you are using BlueStacks for Instagram only, feel free to uncheck them all. Click the Next arrow, then enter your name (it will only be used to customize some apps).
3. Install the Instagram app
You will now see a version of the Google Play Store. Search for Instagram (the search bar is at the top right), select the official app when it appears and click Install. The app will request access to information including your contacts and location . If that’s okay with you, click “ Accept “.
After a moment, the Instagram icon will appear in the My Apps tab. Click once to start it.
BlueStacks will change in size and shape of a vertically oriented smartphone. Log in to your Instagram account with your credentials (the login link is below). Your Instagram feed will look like on a phone.
Click on the lower icon, then select “ Gallery “. Click on the drop-down menu on the top left and select “ Other “, then click on “ Choose from Windows “. Find the photo you want to upload, select it and click “ Open “.
Now you can crop the image, add filters and a caption and share it with your followers via everyone the usual social networks.