How to post on Instagram from a computer

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There are many reasons why you may want to post on Instagram from a computer instead of using a mobile phone. It may be because you have a low battery on your mobile phone or your phone is not with you at that very moment, or maybe because you want to post some files that you only have on your computer. Sometimes you just don’t want to use your phone when working because of the messages popping up that may actually be a distraction for you.

It may also look more professional working from a computer when at the office rather than using your phone. You may not want your boss or colleagues to think that you’re doing something else on your phone rather than working.

You may also want to avoid posting personal photos on a business account or doing vice versa since you have both your personal and business account logged in on one device.

I remember posting my personal image on a client’s Instagram once instead of my personal account. Things like this may happen from time to time and it is more reason why you should use a computer when accessing business Instagram accounts.

How to post on Instagram with pc

In this article I am going to show you how to post on Instagram with PC. So by the end of the article you’d have learnt how to post on IG on PC.

Can you post on Instagram from a desktop computer?

Before now Instagram did not allow its users to post using desktop. Users could only upload files from their mobile devices until mid last year when they added the post from desktop feature.

Though you can now post from a desktop device, there are some limitations.

Unlike Instagram mobile where you can post images, videos, stories, reels and IGTV, you can only post images and videos when posting from a PC.

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So if your primary purpose of using Instagram is to post stories, reels and IGTV videos, then I’m sorry to tell you that you can only do that from the Instagram mobile app. Though we’re hoping Instagram rolls out these features soon, you just have to do with what you have for now.

How to post on IG on pc

Posting on IG from a computer is very easy. If you’ve been wanting to know how to post on IG on PC, then you should read attentively. In just a few steps you’ll be able to make a post on Instagram.

Irrespective of the browser you have on your computer, you will be able to make a post following these simple steps.

  1. Open up your preferred desktop browser.
  2. Visit
  3. Login to your Instagram account using either your email, phone number, username and password, or your Facebook account.
  4. Click the ‘+’ button in the top bar.
  5. In the pop-up, click on ‘Select from computer.’
  6. Choose an image or video file to upload to Instagram.
  7. Zoom in or crop the image to suit your taste.
  8. Choose a filter and make additional adjustments.
  9. Write a caption.
  10. Add tags, location, alt text, or turn off commenting if desired.
  11. Click on the ‘Share’ button.

Daniel Efeurhobo

I am a seasoned journalist and a multimedia expert.

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