How to Post to Instagram from PC or Mac (4 Ways)

Tired of posting to Instagram from your phone? Wondering how to post to Instagram from your PC or Mac instead?

You are in the right place. Posting to Instagram from your desktop can save you time and provide more flexibility in uploading (e.g. edited videos and pictures).

And you can do it without having to upload them to your phone first.

Below are four different ways you can post to Instagram from your computer.

Here's how to post on Instagram from your computer

There are several ways that you can post to Instagram from your desktop. It all depends on what operating system you are using.

The following are ways that you can post on Instagram from your PC or Mac. We'll also show you how to post through Hootsuite, which works on both operating systems.

Method 1: how to post to Instagram using Hootsuite from your computer

You can post to Instagram from a PC or Mac using Hootsuite. And it's incredibly easy too.

Check out this video for a quick recap of Hootsuite's posts on Instagram.

You can post to Instagram from Hootsuite in a few simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your Hootsuite dashboard. If you don't have an account yet, create one for free here.
  2. At the top of your dashboard, click the green New Post button.
  3. The New Post window is displayed. Under "Post to", select the Instagram account to which you would like to publish your content. If you haven't added an account yet, you can do so by clicking + Add Social Network in the box and following the instructions. Posting to Instagram from PC Step 3: Select an Instagram account to post to in Hootsuite
  4. Drop the picture, video and / or carousel (multiple pictures and videos) you want to post on Instagram in the Media section. Enhance your picture and / or video with the photo editor (the following video tutorial describes this process in more detail).
  5. When you're done, add your caption in the text area as well as any hashtags you want to use. You also have the option to add a location below.
  6. Once you've made your post, check it for errors. When you're sure everything is good to post, click the "Post Now" button below. Alternatively, you can plan for later if you'd like it to be released at another time. How to Post to Instagram Using Hootsuite from PC Step 6: Button

And voila! It's an easy way to post to Instagram from your computer.

Method 2: How to Post to Instagram from Your Computer Using Creator Studio

If Instagram is your social network of choice and you don't mind not having all of the social networks in one dashboard, Creator Studio might be a great option for you.

To post on Instagram from your PC using Creator Studio:

  1. Make sure you're connected to Instagram in Creator Studio.
  2. Navigate to the Instagram section.
  3. click Create a post.
  4. click Instagram feed.
  5. Select the account you want to post to (if you have more than one Instagram account linked).
  6. Add a label and location (optional).
  7. click Add content to add photos or videos.
  8. Next, choose between these two options:
    1. click From the file upload to upload new content.
    2. click From the Facebook page to post content you've already shared on Facebook.
  9. (Optional) If you want to simultaneously post this content on the Facebook page associated with your Instagram account, select the check box next to your page under Post to Facebook. You can add extra details to your Facebook post after posting on Instagram.
  10. click Publish.

Method 3: how to post on Instagram from PC

If tools like Hootsuite or Creator Studio aren't an option for you, you can use the developer tools to post to Instagram from your PC.

First of all, make sure you have Google Chrome. If you don't have Chrome, download it here.

To post on Instagram from a PC, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Instagram.com with your Chrome browser.
  2. Go to your browser's settings by tapping the three dots on the right. From there, click on More Tools and then on Developer Tools. How to Post on Instagram from PC Step 2: Browser Settings
  3. This will bring up the Chrome developer window, which looks like this:How to Post to Instagram from PC Step 3: Chrome Developer Window
  4. Developers can use this window to test and debug their websites and apps. However, we will be using it for Instagram. Tap the mobile button.How to Post on Instagram from PC Step 4: Button
  5. Then select which mobile interface you want to use in the drop-down window.How to Post to Instagram from PC Step 5: Mobile UI Options Dropdown Menu
  6. When you've selected a mobile interface that you want to use, refresh the page and you will see the mobile interface in your browser. You can now post to Instagram from your desktop just like you would on your phone!

How to Post to Instagram from PC Step 6: Instagram Mobile Interface on Desktop

From here you can post multiple pictures, videos, and a mix of both.

There are also a variety of third-party apps that you can use to post to Instagram from your PC, such as: B. BlueStacks App Player.

This app was originally created as an emulator so you could play mobile games on your desktop – but you can use it for Instagram too!

Just download the app to your desktop. Then download Instagram on BlueStacks. Once signed in, you can post to the app as if you were using your mobile device.

Method 4: how to post on Instagram from Mac

To post to Instagram from a Mac, you can use Google Chrome as in the instructions above. Or, you can use Mac's default Safari browser.

For Safari, do the following:

  1. Go to Instagram.com with your Safari browser.
  2. Go to Safari's Preferences menu. Click on Advanced.
  3. In this menu, select the check box next to Show Development Menu in the menu bar. menu
  4. The Develop menu is now displayed in the top menu bar. On the Develop menu, click User Agent and select the mobile interface that you want to see. It should be filled with the latest iPhone iOS. Develop dropdown menu
  5. The website will be updated as soon as you have made your choice. You can now upload posts to Instagram from your Mac like you normally would on your mobile device!

Instagram mobile interface on the desktop

From here you can post multiple pictures, videos, and a mix of both.

There are also a variety of third-party apps that you can download to post to Instagram through your Mac, such as: B. Flume.

Flume is a bespoke app to bring Instagram to your Macbook. You can scroll through your feed and like and comment on posts.

And yes, you can post on Instagram through Flume.

Just download the app. Then log into your Instagram account and start posting!

How to edit an Instagram post from the desktop

There are several ways that you can edit your Instagram post from your desktop.

Hootsuite

With Hootsuite Compose, you can edit any image right on your dashboard before you publish it. Unfortunately you will not be able to edit the picture after it has been posted.

To edit it, do the following:

  1. Sign in to your Hootsuite dashboard. If you don't have an account yet, create one for free here.
  2. At the top of your dashboard, click the green New Post button. New post button on Hootsuite
  3. The New Post window is displayed. Under "Post to", select the Instagram account to which you would like to publish your content. If you haven't added an account yet, you can do so by clicking + Add Social Network in the box and following the instructions. Choosing an Instagram account to post in Hootsuite
  4. Put the pictures and / or videos you want to post on Instagram in the Media section Edit Instagram photos in Hootsuite
  5. To edit, click Edit Image under the Media section. This will bring up the Hootsuite Composer editing tool. You can adjust the aspect ratio of your image to match virtually any social media platform's image metrics.

Edit an Instagram photo in Hootsuite Compose

You can also use the sidebar to:

  • Add filter
  • Adjust the lighting
  • Adjust the focus
  • Add text
  • Add stickers
  • Add frames
  • Use the brush tool

6. When you are finished, click Save.

7. Add your caption, hashtags and your location. Then click Post Now. Voila! You have just edited your picture from your desktop.

Mac or PC

If you'd like to edit the picture before or after it's posted on your desktop computer, just follow the instructions for posting to Instagram from your desktop. That way, you can access Developer Mode and get a mobile view of Instagram.

From there, you can just follow the normal steps to edit a post from Instagram:

  1. Switch to one of your posts in developer mode.
  2. Click on the three dots in the right corner.
  3. Click on Edit.
  4. Edit the caption, hashtags, locations or tags.
  5. Click the blue check mark in the right corner when you're done.

As simple as that.

How to delete a post on Instagram from the desktop

You cannot currently delete a post on Instagram using Hootsuite. However, you can still do it from your Mac or PC by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Instagram.com and find the post that you want to delete.
  2. Switch to Developer Mode in Safari or Google Chrome (see the section above if you need help).
  3. Click on the three dots in the right corner.
  4. Click on Delete.
  5. Confirm by clicking Delete again.

And that's it! As you can see, the steps are the same as on a mobile device.

How to post an Instagram story from the desktop

You can post an Instagram story from your computer using a third-party social media management tool like Hootsuite. Just follow the steps outlined in this short video:

Or read our step-by-step article on how to post an Instagram story from your computer.

If you don't have Hootsuite, here are the steps to post an Instagram story from your PC or Mac:

  1. Go to Instagram.com.
  2. Switch to Developer Mode in Safari or Google Chrome (see the section above if you need help).
  3. Click the camera in the top left.
  4. Select an image or video to add to your story. Edit it with text, stickers, filters, gifs or whatever.
  5. At the bottom, tap Add to Your Story.

You're done! It's practically the same steps as using the Instagram app on mobile.

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