The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform boasts of over 400 million active users daily and has one of the largest user base globally. The Instagram mobile app with over 1 billion installations offers great features that make it easy for users to post videos and photos.
The same thing cannot be said about the web version of the photo sharing platform with comes with very limited features. The web version of Instagram allows users to only view photos aside other features, none of which includes the ability to upload photos and videos.
This makes it a hassle when you want to upload photos from your PC to your Instagram account. To do this, you have to transfer the photo or video from your PC to your phone, before uploading it with the Instagram app on your phone. This is a very long process aside it being annoying.
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So in this post, I will walk you through simple steps on how to upload photos to Instagram with your PC without the use of any third party software.
For this to work, you have to use the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. If you don’t have it, then make sure you download and install it.
Now go to Instagram.com and login to your account.
Click on the three dots at the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser.
Click on More Tools from the drop down and navigate to Developers tools. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C to open Developer Tools.
On the Developers tools page, click on the ‘Mobile’ icon at the left of the ‘Elements’ option. After that, reload the web page.
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After reload, close the Developers tools window. The Instagram web version will appear as that of the mobile version with all the features of the mobile app.
Now you can tap on the + icon at the bottom of the screen to upload your photos directly from your PC.