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How to Post Photos on Instagram from a Desktop Computer

Updated on May 8, 2020
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How to Post Photos on Instagram from Desktop Computer

Often do many people find it hard to upload a photo on Instagram from their PCs or MacBook Pro. I have recently learned how to do that and I am going to share it with all you Instagram lovers!


I am going to tell you how to upload a photo on Instagram using different web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.


Without further ado, let’s get started with how to upload a photo on Instagram on Chrome from your PC.

How to Upload a Photo on Instagram on Chrome:


  1. Go to instagram.com on Chrome

  2. Make sure you are logged in. (I’ve logged in to my OakWords account)

3. Do a right-click and select ‘Inspect’.

4. A ‘Development Tools’ Menu will open at the side of the window.


5. Look for the Toggle Device Toolbar Icon and turn it on.

6. The Camera Icon will appear.

Now, many of you may not find the Camera icon at first. But that’s not a big deal. It’s easy to fix. It is due to the Browser Cache, so, simply ‘refresh’ the browser. The camera icon will appear.

7. Click on the camera icon,

8. Choose an image,

9. Click on ‘Next’ after you add filters (which is optional),

10. Add your Caption,

11. Put in your Hashtags,

12. Click ‘Share’.

It’s pretty simple; no hassle and no technical know-how required. And it’s almost similar in the Firefox web browser. I am now going to tell you how to upload a photo on Instagram on Firefox from your PC.

How to Upload a Photo on Instagram on Safari

On MacBook Pro > Safari

  1. Go to instagram.com on Safari

  2. Log in.

  3. Click on the ‘Develop’ option in the Toolbar

4. Click on User Agent

5. Select the device Safari - iOS 11 - iPhone

6. The Camera icon will appear

7. Click on the camera icon,
8. Choose an image,
9. Click on ‘Next’ after you add filters (which is optional),
10. Add your Caption,
11. Put in your Hashtags,
12. Click ‘Share’.


Some of you may not find the Develop option on the toolbar. It’s easy to fix too.

Do this:


Click on Safari > Preferences > Advanced (the last option on the toolbar)

Tick ‘show ‘Develop’ in the toolbar’ at the bottom of the page.


You’ll have the ‘Develop’ option in the toolbar, and from there on you’ll be good to go!


See? It was rather an easy job to post photos on your computer or MacBook Pro. In case, you wish to add more to this, feel free to do so.


Now, Let’s take a look at How to Upload a Photo on Instagram on Firefox & Microsoft Edge.

How to Upload a Photo on Instagram on Firefox


  1. Go to instagram.com on Firefox.

  2. Log yourself in

  3. Right-click on the screen and choose ‘Inspect Elements

  4. The ‘Development Tools’ menu will appear at the bottom of the screen.

  5. Go to the extreme right of the dragged up menu and look for the Responsive Design Mode option.

  6. Click on that, and you will see your Instagram on the computer shrinking to the size of your phone app.

  7. Now, go to the ‘No Device Selected’ on the top of the Instagram page.

  8. Click and choose your device.

  9. Let’s say, you choose- Apple iPhone 7.

  10. The Camera icon will appear.

  11. Click on the camera icon.

  12. Choose an image,

  13. Click on ‘Next’ after you add filters (optional),

  14. Add your Caption,

  15. Put in your Hashtags,

  16. Click ‘Share’.


And this was pretty simple too. Let’s move on to the next web browser: Microsoft Edge. It’s a bit different from the other two web browsers, but easier, nonetheless.


How to Upload a Photo on Instagram on Microsoft Edge


  1. Go to instagram.com on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Log in to your account.

  3. Right-click > Inspect Elements

  4. ‘Development Tools’ at the bottom of the screen

  5. Click on Emulation.

  6. Look for User Agent String in the Mode

  7. Click on Apple Safari (iPad)

  8. The Camera icon will appear.

  9. Click on the camera icon,

  10. Choose an image,

  11. Click on ‘Next’ after you add filters (which is optional),

  12. Add your Caption,

  13. Put in your Hashtags,

  14. Click ‘Share’.


You’ll now find it relatively easy to upload your photos on Instagram from your PC using any of these web browsers.


That’s all, folks.


I hope this article solved your queries about uploading an Instagram photo via your computer.

© 2020 Preiksha Jain

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    • SR ATTARI profile image

      Saddam husain 

      12 days ago from India

      Good welldone

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      Asanga Eyo 

      2 weeks ago from Nigeria

      This is a great resource that will help people learn how to post video on instagram from their desktop PC.

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      Bushra Rahmai 

      2 weeks ago from India

      Thank You, that was very informative.

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