How to Post to Instagram From a Desktop

Did you know that you can now post to your Instagram account straight from your desktop? No more having to switch between your phone and your desktop when posting on multiple social media platforms. This new feature, which was released in October 2021,  offers flexibility and will save you time! To learn how to start posting to Instagram from your desktop, read through our simplified step-by-step tutorial.

Log in to your Instagram account from your desktop.

After logging in, select the plus symbol in the top right corner of the screen (it’s the same button you would use to create a post in the mobile app). A “Create New Post” window will then open up.

Drag a photo or video file into the popup window, or click “Select From Computer” to browse and pick files from your PC or Mac. If you want to create a carousel post, you can select up to 10 files.

You can select the frame icon in the bottom left corner of the popup to change your image or video ratio. You can also utilize the zoom feature (looking glass icon in the bottom left) and drag your file to edit your frame. When you’re done, select “Next” in the top right corner.

If you would like to edit your image, you can select one of 12 preset effects in the Filters tab or go to the Adjustments tab and manually adjust specs such as brightness, contrast, and fade. When satisfied with your edits, select “Next.”

In this window, you can write your caption and add emojis by selecting the smiley face icon. You can also add your location in the “Add Location Bar,” restrict commenting in Advanced settings and add alt text to your files in the Accessibility section.

You can now select “Share” from the top right corner of the popup. Your post is now live and you’re all done!

Please note: At this time, you are unable to edit your posts directly from the desktop. You will still have to go through your Instagram account on your phone to make any necessary changes.

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