How to Post to Instagram from a Desktop Computer

Post to Instagram from a desktop computer!

Post to Instagram from a Desktop Computer
By making a quick tweak to your browser’s User Agent settings, you can post directly to Instagram on your desktop computer.

Instagram is a great social media platform for sharing photos, but it’s designed for mobile devices. In fact, there is no “upload” option when you view Instagram from your desktop browser. When you want to post a photo that you’ve edited on your desktop computer, it’s really annoying to have to transfer that photo to your phone simply to upload it to Instagram.

Fear not! With this easy trick, you can set your browser to fool Instagram into thinking your desktop web browser is really a mobile device. The trick involves a setting called “User Agent” which you’ll find hidden in the advanced Developer controls. Here’s how to do it:

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3 thoughts on “How to Post to Instagram from a Desktop Computer”

  1. hello,
    interesting but how can we do that on pc, firefox or chrome ?

    a pity Lightroom stopped this service but Capture monkey has released its plugin for lightroom. I have tested and it works.
    However, generally i prefer to export my images on my hard disk, anywhere, and export where i want instead of using services in lightroom


  2. Hi Marc-
    You can do it in Chrome, too. It’s just a little harder to find. You need to look up how to change the User Agent in Chrome, and it works just fine.

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