Unlike many other social media platforms, Instagram was built with the intention of being a mobile-only application. After all, sharing photos and videos quickly is best accomplished with a device that is sure to have a built-in camera.
As a result, reserving the platform’s core functions for smartphones makes a lot of sense. However, there are plenty of reasons why someone might want to post on Instagram from a personal computer rather than from their mobile device.
For example, for those running a professional or business account, uploading edited photos directly to Instagram is much easier than first having to transfer the photo to your mobile phone. In other cases, someone might prefer having more room to work with than what their device can provide.
Whatever the reason may be, the ability to make Instagram posts from a PC or Mac can be incredibly beneficial. In this post, our social media management experts at Kiopi will introduce to you a few ways in which you can post to Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
Created in 2010 as a mobile photo-sharing app, Instagram quickly gained massive popularity as one of the top social media platforms of all time. Though it was originally created for mobile usage, the platform ended up developing a desktop-friendly version for its users. For a while, however, the desktop version of the app did not provide near as many features as the mobile version.
For example, Instagram only added the ability to access direct messaging from a desktop late last year. And though they began allowing the viewing of Stories on PCs back in 2017, users are still unable to upload photos and videos directly to their Stories from a desktop computer.
It wasn’t until late in the year of October 2021, that Instagram finally allowed users to post photos directly from a desktop browser.
Below, we’ll walk you through how that works on both a regular PC and a Mac computer.
Whether you are accessing the platform through a PC, laptop, or Mac, the steps for how to post to Instagram from a desktop computer are applicable to all. Once you sign in to your Instagram account from your internet browser, simply follow these steps:
That’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Unfortunately, posting Instagram Stories is not quite as simple. As of right now, only photos that appear on the main feed can be posted from a desktop computer. Luckily, we’ve figured out a way around that. Follow the steps below to post an Instagram Story from your PC or Mac:
Ready to get more Instagram views?
Of course, there are certainly other ways to go about posting Instagram photos from your desktop computer if you want to organically grow Instagram following. For example, when you use Kiopi, you’ll have the ability to post to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and GMB, all from your PC or Mac computer.
You can also create and share Instagram Reels from Kiopi, as well.
Not only that, but you’ll also be able to plan and schedule your social posts far ahead of time, as well as benefit from a number of other helpful tools and features. Looking to plan out your deliverables for the month ahead? Try our social media content calendar. Want to track the success of your previous posts? Utilize our built-in social media analytics tool. Need a place to organize your Instagram marketing campaigns? We have a social media campaign management tool for that!
With the help of Kiopi, you can plan, schedule, and publish content to any of your social media platforms, all from one convenient place. Sign up for a free 14-day trial with Kiopi today and see how much easier social media management can be for you.