How to Upload Photos on Instagram from PC (Windows/Mac) without any app!

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Congratulations! You’ve finally landed on the perfect page to help you upload photos on Instagram from PC at most convenience and least risk.

To Upload photos on Instagram from PC be it Windows or Mac is really simple and easy. You don’t need to download any third party app or make it a cumbersome task.

A lot of people find it quite useful to post on Instagram from their computers.

If you’re someone like me who prefers DSLR pictures on Instagram, you usually have trouble transferring photos from your desktop to mobile. Or sometimes when you don’t have your phone, uploading pictures from your PC comes in handy!

If you log in to your Instagram from your computer, your feed and profile will look similar to the phone but you won’t have the option to upload image. A lot of people look at this and assume that you cannot upload photo on Instagram from PC. But, that’s not completely correct. There’s a way around it that’s going to make this task in hand possible for you.

Without wasting much time, let’s quickly dive into the step-by-step instructions on how to upload photos on Instagram from PC:

Upload Photos on Instagram from PC using Google Chrome (Same process for Windows and Mac):

#1 Go to Instagram.com in your Chrome browser.

#2 Log in to your Instagram account.

#3 Right click anywhere on the page and click on Inspect.

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#4 On the right side of your browser, you will see Inspect elements. Click on the tablet icon that is second from the left.

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#5 On clicking the tablet icon, you will be able to see options on the top of your Instagram page. There are multiple options available like Galaxy, Pixel, iPhone, iPad. You can select any option that’s convenient for you. I have selected iPhone 6/7/8 Plus in the example below.

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#6 After selecting your option, refresh the page. Now, your computer’s Instagram page looks exactly like your mobile with an option to add an image.

upload photos on Instagram from PC windows chrome mac

#7 Just click on the plus sign and add new image with filters and captions like you always do! Ta-da! Wasn’t it easy?

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Upload Photos on Instagram from PC using Safari (Only for Mac)

#1 Go to Instagram.com in your Safari browser from your Mac PC.

#2 Log in to your Instagram account.

#3 Now, go to the Safari icon at the top left of your browser’s menu bar and select Preferences.

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#4 On your preferences tab, click on “Show Develop menu in the menu bar” at the bottom of preferences tab.

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#5 Now, click on Develop from the menu bar and select User Agent. On clicking User Agent, you get further options in the dropdown like Safari iOS 8.1 – iPhone, iPad etc. Click on Safari iOS 8.1 – iPhone.

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#6 After selecting your option, refresh the page.

#7 Now, your computer’s Instagram page looks exactly like your mobile with an option to add an image.

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#8 Just click on the plus sign and add new image with filters and captions like you always do!

Let’s call it a day!

Was it difficult people? Frankly, it took me just two minutes to figure it out and then I spent half an hour more to write it step-by-step for you and make it even easier.

I hope you were able to post photos on Instagram from your PC. If you are stuck anywhere, just write down in the comments below and I’ll help you soon.

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Harshita Agrawal

I started as a Freelancer with small projects only to learn that I was capable of so much more. I underestimated myself for long till my clients enjoyed my work as much as I did. Now, I want to share some of the proven tips & tricks of the online marketing world that helped me grow. I hope they help you too.

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13 Responses

  1. Gary McJimsey says:

    Did not work for me on Windows 7

    • Harshita Agrawal says:

      Hey Gary! I tried it on Windows 7 and it worked for me. Are you sure you are following the steps correctly? Make sure to refresh your page after you select the device. Only after you refresh your Instagram on computer is going to look like mobile Instagram.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very helpful!

  3. Saggy Caesar says:

    From a MacBook it’s easy, you just need to transfer the photo/video to your iphone’s camera roll:

  4. Thank you!!!! Very helpful.

  5. Penelope says:

    Hi! I’ve tried it, but some of the photos work while some of the others don’t. They don’t even allow me to choose it before uploading 🙁 Any ideas on that? Thank you so much for your post!

  6. punk says:

    Thanx it worked.

  7. Excellent tip! I see how I can add a photo, but what I’d really like is to use the multiphoto option (the one which allows you to upload 10pics into one flickbook). Do you know if there’s a way I can access this?

    • Harshita Agrawal says:

      Hi Stephen! I haven’t found a way around that with the technique mentioned in the blog. However, if you use third-party apps to schedule Instagram photos, you can do that.

  8. Alexis says:

    Cool trick! Thanks!

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