The top-rated, free social networking app Instagram makes it very easy and enjoyable to click, edit, and share images on a mobile device, adding filters and unique effects to photos. But how would you do that on a desktop PC or Mac computer?
Instagram on a Desktop
You can access Instagram on your PC or Mac easily through a web browser by entering http://instagram.com/username. only to check out and scroll your feed, like and comment on posts, view yours and others profiles, and follow or unfollow people. However, you can’t post photos or videos.
For Windows Desktop App
With the desktop app ‘Instagram for Windows’ which requires Windows 10 version 10240.0, users can post photos and videos directly from the desktop, giving an advantage for users who want to upload pictures with higher-quality digital cameras to Instagram, where they can enhance images using filters and stunning effects. However, it doesn’t work with older PCs or Macs. Additionally, a Microsoft account is required to download Instagram for Windows.
For Older PCs and Macs
Some workarounds to use Instagram for Older PCs and Macs:
BlueStacks is a free Android phone emulator, a special software program that is designed to simulate a mobile phone operating system on your computer. It will emulate the Android version of Instagram on your PC or Mac, which enables you to upload photos and videos to Instagram.
Flume is a Mac-only Instagram app that allows users to upload photos, edit them, and post on Instagram from their Macs and much more. It even includes functions like “power user” which the mobile Instagram app doesn’t offer, such as hover shortcuts and ways to promote your brand.
A very low-tech solution for a photo that you have on your desktop PC and really want to post on Instagram, is to email yourself the picture, access that from your phone, and finally post it on Instagram.
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