If you manage a social media account for your business, or like using images from a camera instead of your cell phone, posting to social media from a desktop is likely your preference. However, Instagram has historically prohibited that type of posting. Now that has changed. In May, Instagram launched a fully-functional web feature that lets you upload photos from a browser, no app needed. Instagram didn’t officially add the option to desktop browsers, but it’s there — you just have to find it. This new workaround cuts that step out, making dSLR uploads easier than ever.

How to upload photos to Instagram from a desktop browser

Most browsers have a way of letting you change the “User Agent” — the thing that tells a website what kind of device you’re on. So, even when you’re on a laptop or desktop, you can trick a website like Instagram into showing you the mobile site. That’s what we’re going to do.


On Safari, it’s easy. Go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced. Check the box at the very bottom that says, “Show Develop menu in menu bar.”
Now open a private browsing window. Head to Develop > User Agent > Safari — iOS 10 — iPhone. Go to Instagram.com, sign in and click the camera button at the bottom of the screen to upload a photo from your desktop.


In Chrome, go to Instagram.com and sign in. Now right-click the page > Inspect > click the Tablet icon (top-left). The page should switch to mobile view, where you’ll find a camera button at the bottom of the screen, which lets you upload a photo from your desktop.
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