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Instagram has evolved a lot over the years. While it’s still most popularly used as a mobile app, there’s plenty you can do on the website as well. In fact, there’s a trick that allows you to upload photos, videos, and carousel posts on Instagram from Mac too. This is possible on most browsers but it works best on Google Chrome. Further, Chrome also lets you post on Instagram Stories from your Mac. Moreover, this doesn’t require any third-party extensions as needed in watching Instagram Live on Mac. So let’s check it out.
How to Upload Photos to Instagram from Mac
In order to post photos on Instagram from your Mac, you first have to trick Instagram into thinking that you’re actually on a mobile device. Fortunately, Google Chrome makes this easy to do:
Step #1. Open Chrome on your Mac and right-click anywhere on the screen → Select Inspect.
Step #2. A box full of code will come up. Simply go to the left-hand corner of this box and click on a smallicon that looks like a phone.
Step #3. This will change the orientation of the webpage to how it appears on mobile. Now in the address bar at the top, type in www.Instagram.com and hit Return.
Instagram will open in the way it appears on mobile To upload a photo, click on the + symbol.
Step #4. Choose the photo you wish to upload and click Open.
Step #5. Now, you can add filters and edit the photo → Click on Next.
Step #6.Write a caption and then click on share to post it.
It’s as simple as that! Pretty cool, isn’t it? What’s more, you can also add to your Instagram Story too with the steps below.
How to Upload Photos to Instagram Stories from Mac
Step #1. Once you do steps 1-3 above, click on the camera icon at the top left of the page to add a picture to your Instagram story. Step #2. Choose the photo you want to upload and click Open.
Step #3. You can edit it by adding some text or stickers as you like.
Step #4. Once done, click on “Add to your Story”.
That’s it! Your post will be added to your Instagram story.
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Of course, Instagram is still at its best when used on your phone and there are many tips and tricks you can try. The iOS app also lets you add music to your story or secretly view someone’s story. But for the times when you really need to post to Instagram from your Mac, we hope this tutorial proves helpful. Do try it out and let us know in the comments below if it works for you.
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For a while now, I’ve been trying to find an easy way to share photos to Instagram directly from my Mac. A quick Google search brings up a ton of options, but most of them are just apps that you have to pay for because Instagram doesn’t have an official Mac app.
The app is free – I’m not trying to pay for something that’s already free. While you can still visit Instagram on the web, it only gives you access to things like your feed and the ability to like and comment on posts.
So I found a quick fix to all this and the answer is surprisingly simple. You essentially want to trick your browser into thinking it’s an iPhone. That’s it. After fiddling with a few options, I was able to post an image to Instagram directly from my Mac in under one minute. Seriously, it was that easy, let me show you how.
How to upload photos to Instagram from a Mac
So, to make this work, we’ll need to trick Safari into thinking it’s an iPhone. This is the only free option for uploading images from Mac to Instagram. So to get the ball rolling you’ll have to launch your Safari web browser.
- Launch Safari and from the top menu bar, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced
- Make sure “Show Develop Menu” in the Menu Bar is enabled
- Navigate to the Instagram.com website and log in to your account
- From the menu bar, select Develop > User Agent > Safari – iOS 12.1.3 – iPhone (or the latest version of iOS)
That’s it. The page should automatically reload but if it didn’t, a hard refresh (CMD+R) of the page should do the trick. From there, you’ll see the page is loaded in a mobile format. Doing this allows you to upload images to Instagram directly from your Mac.
How to post photos from your Mac to Instagram
If you’re familiar with posting photos from your phone to Instagram, this next part should come easy.
- On the toolbar at the bottom of your Instagram feed, Tap the + icon
- Browse for the image you’d like to post, select it and click Choose
- Just like the iOS app, you can expand the cropped square image by tapping the arrow icon on the bottom-left of the image preview, and tapping the right icon allows you to rotate the photo
- You can also click the Filter tab to browse for, and apply, a filter to your image
- Once you’ve edited your photo and are ready to share, click Next
- Add a location, caption and/or tags and you’re ready to post to your feed
- Tap Share to upload the image
That’s about it. Sharing Instagram stories from you Mac is pretty much the same process it is on the app. If you’ve come this far, then you shouldn’t have any issues uploading stories to your Instagram account.
This is by far the easiest way to upload photos to Instagram from a Mac. And the best part about all this is that it’s free. I wish I discovered this trick years ago.
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