Here’s how to use your computer’s browser to upload a photo to Instagram without having to use a smartphone. You can use the web console feature in Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari to post directly to Instagram.
Using Google Chrome to post directly on Instagram.
- Open an incognito window in Google Chrome. Open Google Chrome if it isn’t already open, click ⋮ in the top-right corner of the window, and click New incognito window in the drop-down menu. This ensures that you won’t have to log out of your Instagram account if you’re already logged in.
- You can also press either Ctrl+⇧ Shift+N (Windows) or ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+N (Mac) to open a new incognito window.
2. Click ⋮. It’s in the upper-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.
3 Select More tools. You’ll find this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu. Selecting it prompts a pop-out menu with additional options to appear.
4 Click Developer tools. It’s at the bottom of the pop-out menu. Doing so will cause the Developer window to appear on the right side of the Chrome window
5 Click the “mobile” icon. This is the two-rectangle icon in the upper-left corner of the developer tools window. Clicking it will turn the icon blue, and the Chrome window will shift to displaying items in mobile view.
- If this icon is blue, the mobile view is already enabled.
6 Go to Instagram’s website. Click the Chrome address bar at the top of the Chrome window, replace the text there with Instagram’s address (https://www.instagram.com/), and press ↵ Enter.
7 Log into Instagram. Click the
Click ＋. It’s at the bottom of the page. This will open a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window on your computer.
9 Select a photo. Click a photo that you want to upload to Instagram. You may first have to click the folder in which the photo is located on the left side of the window.
Click Next. This blue button is
Enter a description. Click the “Write a caption…” text field, then type in a description for your photo.
Click Share. It’s a blue button