Pretty much all features on the Instagram UI are apparently designed for them to be optimally enjoyed on the visual layout/interface of a portable device. However, for any number of reasons, you might want to post on Instagram from your laptop computer or desktop, as opposed to a mobile phone. Of course, you can always transfer files from your computer system to your mobile, but that’s one really roundabout process, and it gets old quick. Even though you can always access the Instagram website from your web browser, what you get is a watered-down version, and there’s no camera icon to add a new post.
There are a few hacks to posting on IG from your browser; some people use an Android emulator which tricks Instagram into thinking they’re logging in from a mobile. I’m however going to talk about a way to log on to Instagram from your regular web software, and still retain the ability to post like you’re on the mobile app.
To readjusted or reconfigure your browser’s behavior enough to make your Instagram surfing pretty much the same as it would be if it were on a mobile device, you’ll need to utilize a couple advantages. The first would be Instagram’s special version which includes the upload feature. The second is that it is actually possible to convince the Instagram website that that you’re logging on from a mobile, even when you’re using a pc browser; so long as you’re accessing the site through either the process or act of digitally manipulating and deceiving the social media platform into thinking and believing it is dealing with a smartphone mobile device or making use of any of the various types of free or paid versions of emulators out there today.
Even though the action my come across as slightly morally ambiguous (if that) to many out there, you can rest assured of the fact that you at in no way violation any legal law.
You can enjoy posting on Instagram from your laptop with a perfectly legal tool built into pc browsers. The user agent is simply a code that sends a pre-programmed message to Instagram, telling them what sort of browser you’re accessing from, and they then send the user interface specified for your device. I’ve put together the methods of spoofing the more common computer browsers in this article.
Okay! I’ll start with the process on Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer, because it is very often the default browser that comes with your installation of the Windows operating systems on your laptop or desktop computer system. It’s a pretty direct process if you’re accessing Instagram with Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge; all you have to do is gain access to the core processing software of your computer. You can access that in many systems when you click either the F10 or F12 button visibly display on the key board of your computer. This is what will allow you to open the Developer Tools function interface, you then find the Emulation function features tab and you’ll get a variety of available phone and tablet operating system user interface, all having the camera icon allowing you to post.
Next is Google Chrome which for all intents and purposes follows the same basic process as discussed above. It’s a decidedly uncomplicated process.
if you’re using Firefox, you’re in luck. Cause until recently, you’d have had to install a plug-in first, but with the more recent versions of the software, all you’ve got to do is log into your account, and then from the main menu, click on ‘Tools’, then ‘Web Developer’, and then ‘Responsive Design Mode’, you should see a smaller version of the site, and it will have the camera icon, so you can post. For a larger layout, click on the bar on top of the screen that says ‘no device selected’ and chose a larger-screened device.
You should bear in mind that the method simply emulates a mobile device accessing the web version of Instagram, and so it’s not quite the same as an android emulator which actually permits you to download and use the Instagram app like you would on a phone.
You cannot upload multiple images at a time; this social media platform only relatively recently introduced this feature for it’s smartphone app users, and so it’s not yet available on the web version. It’ll have to be one image at a time, per post. You also cannot edit captions to your post once it has been published. There’s absolutely no way around this on your pc, and so you’ll have to access Instagram from a mobile app if you have to edit a caption after your post’s been published.
Throughout this entire process, on thing you need to make that you keep in mind to serve as guidance is thy even though it might be a sort of thrilling idea to go tweaking this, restructuring that and reconfigurung here and there, you need to watch what you do as these actions come with their own particular brand of fallout you might not be very conversant with.
Of course, as you might know, one very significant drawback of using this channel of operation is the fact that you are not given any access at all to the filters.
When you consider the fact that filters are in reality and truth on of the most fun things about Instagram, this might naturally make you a bit sad, and perhaps, even unwilling to use this method of approach any longer.
However, if you do still decide to go ahead with this particular method of accessing this social media platform from the comfort of your laptop or desktop personal computer, you can rest assured that overall, the experience can turn out to be not all rewarding, but in many ways pleasing as well.
You can find out more on how to post Instagram from Mac personal computers and desktops here.