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How to post to instagram from your computer

How to post to instagram from your computer

Instagram has never made it a priority to help users upload images from their computers, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. We’ve got a clever and completely safe workaround that will have you uploading content from your computer in no time.

Why (and How) to Upload From Your Computer

If you’re snapping photos on your phone and sharing them immediately with friends, this probably isn’t of much interest to you, as you’re using the Instagram workflow exactly how Instagram intends you to use it. If, on the other hand, you’re a photographer who wants to upload content you’ve post-processed in Photoshop, or you’re managing an Instagram account for a business where your content isn’t coming directly from a smartphone, then the Phone-immediately-to-Instagram workflow is an inconvenient mess for you—who wants to save their work on the computer, sync it to their phone, and then upload it through the Instagram app?

In the fall of 2015, it seemed like Instagram was finally getting around to acknowledging users that wanted a PC-based workflow when they released an official Instagram client for Windows 10, but that proved to be a pretty hollow victory for the people clamoring for a PC client. Not only was the release limited to Windows 10, but the application only allows you to upload content to Instagram from your PC if the PC has both a touch screen monitor and a rear-facing camera (e.g. it’s a Windows 10 tablet). No touch screen or rear-facing camera? The upload is, inexplicable and infuriatingly, disabled.

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So where does that leave you, the Instagram user who wishes to upload content from their PC? It leaves you in a position of having to jump through a few small hoops to emulate the mobile Instagram experience on your desktop computer. We recommend doing so by installing an Android emulator on your PC, and using the Instagram Android app within it.

Third-Party Tools Are Too Risky

“Now wait a minute”, you might be saying after reading that the hoop you must jump through involves emulating Android on the desktop, “that sounds like a lot of work. What about all these third party services with great features?” It’s true, there are a plethora of third-party Instagram services like Gramblr and, enticingly, those services generally have pretty awesome features like the ability to schedule your Instagram posts. But we must clearly and strongly recommend against them.

Instagram has a very clear stance, per their terms of use and community guidelines, against users sharing their login credentials with a third party. If you use any application or web-based service that does not send you to the actual Instagram website to authorize the use of the application using OAuth (the same system that allows you to use your Google or Facebook account to log into a third-party service), then it is in direct violation of Instagram’s rules and your account may be disabled. Even if your account isn’t disabled, you’re still trusting a third-party with total control of your account (and placing a lot of trust in whatever security measures they have in place to protect your login information—services like this are exactly how password leaks happen).

If you want to play fast and loose with the security of your personal Instagram account dedicated to posting funny pictures of your cat, that is your business. But when your business is literally, well, business, you might not want to be in the position of explaining to your boss how you got the company Instagram account shut down because you gave the login to some random Instagram helper app you found online.

The Solution: Emulate Android with BlueStacks and Install Instagram

To accomplish our end safely and without violating any Instagram rules, we’re going to emulate Android with the popular BlueStacks emulator. We’ve selected BlueStacks, among other Android emulation solutions, for three primary reasons: it’s available for Windows and macOS, it’s extremely simple to install, and it has an easy built-in way to share content between the host computer and the emulated Android installation. That makes it easy to save a file on your PC and switch over to the Instagram app to post it.

Step One: Install BlueStacks and Instagram

We aren’t going to run through this entire process here, since we’ve already written a step-by-step guide to installing and configuring BluesStacks. So head there, follow those instructions, then come back here to pick up where it leaves off: with the application installed and running.

Launch BlueStacks and double-click on the Play Store icon.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Search in the Play Store for “instagram” to locate the official app.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Just like when using an actual mobile device, you’ll click “Install” and accept the things Instagram is allowed to access (like your media files).

How to post to instagram from your computer

At this point, you can run Instagram and log into it just like you would on your phone. Take a moment to do so now before moving onto the next step.

Step Two: Send Photos to BlueStacks for Easy Sharing

Now that we have BlueStacks installed and you’re logged into your Instagram account, shipping content from your computer to Instagram is absolutely trivial. Let’s say, for example, that you want to share some photos of sweet mechanical keyboards on Instagram. With BlueStacks fired up, it’s literally two clicks to import a photo into Instagram and then edit/tag/caption it like you would any other photo on your mobile device.

Simply click on the folder icon on the sidebar of the BlueStacks window to open the host computer’s file browser.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Select the file you wish to upload and click “Open”.

How to post to instagram from your computer

When you’ve selected the file you want, you’ll be prompted to select which application on the emulated Android device should handle the file. Select “Instagram” and click the “Always” button.

NOTE: If you plan on using mobile apps like Instagram’s official Boomerang app or other design/layout helper apps, don’t check “Always,” as you may occasionally want to send imported photos over to those apps.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Instagram will load and the new post sequence will begin with Instagram prompting you to crop the photo, select a filter, add tags, and ultimately click the “Share” button.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Although you had to jump through a few hoops to get here, you’re now able to share content from your PC directly to Instagram without violating their terms of use, giving your account credentials to a third-party, or risking your account in any way—because as far as Instagram is concerned, you just uploaded that photo from an Android phone.

It’s not obvious, but Instagram isn’t just for phones. We’ll show you how to post photos from your computer to the social network.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Posting to Insta from your computer is easy peasy.

Earlier this year, Instagram announced that you could send and receive direct messages from your computer while browsing your feed. It’s a welcome addition, and undoubtedly more convenient to use a full keyboard, but the social network is still missing a key feature: Officially supporting the ability to post photos from a Mac or PC .

That’s all right, though, because there’s an unofficial trick that makes it possible to post photos to your feed directly from your computer. The process takes a little bit of effort to get set up, but once you do it, it’s pretty simple to keep going.

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Note that you won’t be able to use this trick to post videos. For now, it’s a photo-only tip.

Yes, you can even edit and apply filters from your computer.

The key is changing one little thing

Most web browsers have a way of letting you change the “user agent” — the thing that tells a website what kind of device you’re on — to make it look like you’re on a different device. For example, you can tell Chrome to load a webpage as if you’re viewing it on an iPhone ($600 at Best Buy) or Android , giving you the mobile version of the site. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do to trick Instagram.

Below are the steps you’ll need to follow to post from Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari browsers.

Use Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge to publish Instagram pictures

These steps can be used to post to Insta from Chrome, Firefox and the new Microsoft Edge browser. I’m using Chrome as the example below, but the process is nearly identical for all three browsers.

Open Chrome, visit Instagram.com and sign in to your account. Right-click anywhere on the page and then select Inspect (Inspect Element in Firefox) from the list of options.

Uploading photos to Instagram from Chrome only takes a few clicks of the mouse.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

A window with a random text will show up at the bottom of the page. The only thing we care about is the small tablet icon in the top-left corner of the Inspector tool. In Firefox, that icon is on the top-right of the inspector tool.

Click on the icon that looks like an iPad ($350 at eBay) with an iPhone next to it. The Instagram interface should refresh, giving you the mobile website, complete with the + button to create a post. If you don’t have the post button, refresh the page until it shows up. It may take more than one refresh.

When you’re done posting your photo, click on the tablet icon again and close the Inspector tool.

Find the option to enable Develop options in Preferences under the Advanced tab.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Post Instagram photos from the Safari browser

Open Safari and click on Safari in the menu bar at the top of your Mac’s screen. Next, click on Preferences and then select the Advanced tab.

At the bottom of the page will be a checkbox labeled Show Develop menu in the menu bar: Check it.

Next, open a new Safari window or tab and go to Instagram.com. It’ll be the normal Instagram site, but that’s about to change. Click on Develop in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then go to User Agent > Safari — iOS XX — iPhone. The “XX” part of that will change based on the current version of iOS, but the gist of the option will remain the same.

Click on the + icon to select your photo.

Refresh the tab or window with the Instagram site loaded, and as it reloads you’ll now find a + icon at the bottom of the page. Click on the + sign to pick a photo on your Mac and then go through the steps just like you were on your phone, including selecting filters, editing and all of that fun stuff.

When you’re done, make sure you change your user agent back to the Default setting to avoid viewing all websites in their mobile state.

Pretty easy, right? And now that you know how to quickly switch between the desktop and mobile version of Instagram’s website, you can effortlessly post photos without having to wait for edits you make on your computer to sync to your phone.

If you’re tired of your PC running slow, odds are you can fix it yourself with just a bit of effort . Same goes for Mac. We also have a guide for some hidden Mac features that are just plain fun.

Once you master the process, you’ll be able to post with just a few clicks of the mouse.

You can post to Instagram from a Mac or PC with the 3-second workaround we show you below.

No more transferring from computer to cloud to mobile!

If you work with high-quality images and videos, chances are you’re creating content on a desktop or laptop, then transferring it all to the cloud so you can upload it from a mobile phone.

Or, you might pay high prices to use tools that are more complicated than this easy 3-second workaround.

Boost your engagement with Instagram posts that you can publish directly from your PC or Mac with the quick tutorials below!

Why Post to Instagram?

Instagram is an excellent social media channel for brands. The platform encourages businesses to post content, and Instagrammers love interacting with brands.

  • ⅓ of the most-viewed Instagram Stories are from businesses.
  • 60% of users say they discover new products on Instagram.
  • 200 million + users visit at least one business profile every day.

If your company sells physical products, you’ll also want to check out Shopping on Instagram.

You can add shopping stickers to your posts that encourage people to browse and purchase from your website!

Why Do Brands Need a Workaround to Post on Instagram from a PC or Mac?

If you’ve ever tried to post on Instagram from a PC or Mac, you’ve learned first-hand that Instagram isn’t desktop- or laptop-friendly. No matter how hard you search, you won’t find the familiar “+” icon on your computer because it only lives on mobile devices.

Since Instagram launched in 2010, its mobile-only platform only provides publishing capabilities on mobile devices.

Instagram’s mobile-only approach makes it difficult for brands that post high-resolution photography and videos. Teams often need to upload content to a 3rd party cloud or paid services so they can access them from mobile devices.

The added step is time-consuming and, fortunately, unnecessary.

You Don’t Need A Paid Service Or Special Tools To Post To Instagram From A Pc Or Mac

There’s a 3-second workaround that lets you post from any computer; desktop, laptop, Mac, or PC.

All you need to do is temporarily set your browser to a mobile format. Then, post your images and videos to Instagram from a desktop or laptop computer.

We walk you through it with step-by-step instructions and screenshots below. Or, check out our videos that shows you how it’s done.

Ashish Mundhra

20 Apr 2012

We’ve already done a comprehensive review of Instagram for Android. As you would expect, I’ve started ‘instgramming’ the photos I shoot from my new phone’s camera and sharing it across my networks.

Now, whatever photos you take from your phone camera, they usually get stored in your SD card. Even the ones you spice up through services like Instagram. In spite of this, I started thinking about taking a separate backup of my Instagram photos.

It was not a random thought but was an outcome of the following facts processed together:

  • No one knows how electronic devices may turn out on you. At one instance your SD card has all your Instagram photos you have shot and the very next instance your card may get corrupted, and you may loose all your data (Instagram photos included).
  • Now that Facebook has acquired Instagram, no one knows how the privacy policy dice is gonna roll for the users and thus, to be on a safer side, backing up Instagram photos is a prudent thing to do.
  • Having a separate backup on your computer means you can always show your work on Instagram to friends and family even when you’re far from an Internet connection or your phone.

So if I have convinced you enough, and you agree that taking a backup of the Instagram photos is a great idea, read on.

Downloading Instagram Photos to Computer

Step 1: Visit Instaport homepage and sign in with your Instagram account. While signing in, Instagram will ask you to confirm Instaport.me request to access your data. Just click on the yes button.

How to post to instagram from your computer

How to post to instagram from your computer

Step 2: Now select the option, Download .zip file and select Start Export button to download all your photos from Instagram. If you want to download only selected photos, expand Advanced Options and select your desired settings.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Step 3: Instaport will then start processing your request. It may take some time before Instaport provides you the download link. Refresh the page after some time to see if the download link is generated. If the link is generated just click on it to download all the photos in the zip format. If not, refresh the page again after some time.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Now extract the zip to a folder and enjoy all your Instagram photos directly on your computer without connecting to the internet.

How to post to instagram from your computer

So do take the backup of your Instagram photos time to time and secure all those beautiful moments for a lifetime.

Last updated on 8 Feb, 2018
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How to post to instagram from your computer

Posting photos on social media seems easy enough if you are using a mobile phone. But if you want to post on Instagram from your PC or Mac, without using a mobile device, you need these instructions. It is fairly easy to post from your computer to Instagram in four steps.

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According to NetMarketShare, a company that offers statistics for internet technologies, the Chrome browser has 63.16 percent share of the browser market, followed by Safari with 16.71 percent. So, while there are other workarounds for posting to Instagram from PC or Mac, this one will allow almost 80 percent of internet users to perform the task via desktop or laptop. I have been asked this question quite often, so I thought a brief explanation for Forbes readers was in order. I’ll share two alternatives to this Chrome method at the end of this post.

Let me back up – why would you want to do this? Why load photos to Instagram from a PC at all? Well, for many of us, a traditional DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera is our top choice. The process for uploading DSLR quality photos to Instagram is in itself a workaround – you have to edit then upload photos from your PC to Google Drive or Google Photos (or some other sharing service), then download them to your phone, then upload them to Instagram. What a hassle.

Using the Google Chrome browser, there are only a few steps to get posting to Instagram and here are a few screenshots to explain it.

First, open Instagram on the PC and log in. From anywhere in the browser window itself, right click with your mouse and select “Inspect” at the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears (or CTRL, SHIFT, I – capital letter i on the keyboard). This opens the code inspector tool within Chrome. Almost all of the code content on the right can be ignored. The “Inspect” option will split your screen so you have the Instagram account on the left side and the code base on the right. It can be confusing to look at as there is a lot of code and other data there on the right side.

Again, ignore most of that content and look at the top of that Inspector window and you will see a little icon that resembles a tablet and a phone (in the screenshot below you will see a red circle with a numeral 1 in it).

How to post to Instagram from your PC or Mac

Screenshot by TJ McCue

If you are on a device where you cannot see Steps 2 through Steps 4, please click Continue or Next button.

After clicking that tablet/phone icon, you will immediately see the left side of the screen change – and in the screenshot below is Step 2 and Step 3.

How to post to Instagram from Mac or PC using Chrome Browser

Screenshot by TJ McCue

Step 2: Shows “responsive” as the selected choice. Click that and the drop-down menu shows a bunch of different phone or tablet options. You can pick the one closest to your device, but I usually just pick the Samsung Galaxy 5 or a recent iPhone, such as the one showing iPhone 6, 7, 8.

Step 3: My screen shows 90%, however, I click that area and then it shows a “Fit to Window” option. Select that. Each time, your screen may shift slightly, but that is normal. If you do not select a smaller option, your screen may not show the bottom of the Instagram app screen and there is no way to scroll from this “Inspect” developer window.

Step 4: At this point, you should see a screen that closely resembles (or matches) what you see on your Instagram mobile app – with the usual plus (+) sign at the bottom that allows you to take or select a photo from your phone gallery. (If you do not, scroll down to the note below.) If you click it here in Chrome, it will open a dialogue box to open a folder on your computer where you can select the photo and upload it. Then you will see the remaining standard Instagram screens – the edit screen where you can move the image and select the part you want to use. After clicking “next” you land on the share page which allows you to add “write a caption” (or not) and click share.

4 Steps: How to upload photos from PC or Mac to Instagram without mobile phone.

Screenshot by TJ McCue

Important Note: If you do not see the plus (+) sign at the bottom, as you do on this screen, simply refresh the browser window (F5 on a PC keyboard) or the reload button to the left of the address bar. This usually reveals it for the times when it does not appear instantly.

If you do not have the Chrome browser on your PC or MacOS, then you could try using HootSuite (an online scheduling tool for social media that I have used quite often and love) or BlueStackApps (which is an emulator similar to what we are doing here in Google Chrome). There are many other scheduling tools that promise to help you auto-schedule Instagram posts from your PC, however, almost all of them are bound by the conditions that Instagram imposes – which can impact how they work. Make sure you are using a service that offers a free trial or free level. The above Chrome method is free, of course.

How to post to instagram from your computer

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In recent years, Instagram has become a popular way for friends and family to connect, one that allows us to quickly share photos, videos, and snippets of our daily lives. Android and iOS users have the luxury of downloading the Instagram app via the Google Play Store and App Store, but what about Windows and MacOS users? Thankfully, although Instagram does not officially support desktop-based uploading, there is a workaround.

Follow the guide below as we walk you through posting to Instagram from your PC.

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For this method, we will trick the Instagram website into thinking you are visiting from a mobile device, which will allow you to access the platform’s various mobile features, including the ability to upload photos. We will explain the process using Google Chrome, one of the best browsers available. If you don’t currently use Chrome, however, we recommend downloading it before proceeding.

Step 1: Launch Chrome and navigate to the main Instagram website.

Step 2: Sign into your Instagram account using your login credentials.

Step 3: Once logged in, right-click anywhere on the page; this will produce a pop-up menu.

Step 4: In the resulting pop-up, select the Inspect option, which will bring up the developer window.

Step 5: In the upper-left corner, click the Mobile button — it is the second button from the right and depicts a phone/tablet.

Step 6: Reload the page using the reload button found to the left of the address bar in Chrome. You should now be able to view Instagram as though you are on a mobile device.

Step 7: At the bottom of the page, a plus icon will appear. Click it and proceed to upload your photo to Instagram as you normally would on a mobile device.

How to post to Instagram from a Chromebook

While Windows and MacOS users will need to follow the above workaround for uploading photos to Instagram, Chrome OS and Chromebook users need only to download the Android app from the Play Store. If interested, be sure to check out our article on how to get Android apps on a Chromebook.

It only takes a few seconds.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Sometimes planning your Instagram posts and captions can feel like a job (and for some people, it really is). And when you’re doing your job, it can feel more official to work at your desktop instead of your phone. While you may know that you can access Instagram from your desktop, what you might not know is that you can post pictures on Instagram from your desktop as well.

Posting a picture from your desktop is pretty easy, it just takes a quick little hack to do the trick. First, go to Instagram.com and sign into the desktop version of the app. If you didn’t already know, the desktop version pretty much lets you do anything the app version lets you do. You can scroll through your timeline, watch stories, and even DM your friends and followers. And at a first glance, it may seem like you can’t create a post. Well, lucky for you, we have an easy little hack to change that.

After you’re on Instagram.com, right click anywhere on the page (wherever there isn’t a photo). When a menu pops up, click on Inspect. This should make another window pop up on your page that’s filled with different codes for the site. Don’t worry, you don’t have to touch any of this. All you have to do is go to the top of the page and click the icon that shows a little mobile phone. If you scroll over the icon it should say “Toggle device toolbar.” After you click it, refresh your page and voila! You should now be able to see the option to upload pictures onto your Instagram the way you would on your app. You can even caption the photo and tag whoever you want in it too.

Although Instagram hasn’t made its site entirely desktop-friendly yet, there are still ways to get around using the site just like you would use the app.

  • You can post on Instagram at any time using the free mobile app, or on a desktop with Safari or Google Chrome.
  • The Instagram app lets you post photos, videos, and more with just a few taps.
  • If you’re posting on Instagram from a Mac or PC, you’ll have to change your browser settings.
  • This story is part of Business Insider’s Guide to Instagram.

Since its release in 2010, Instagram has taken the world of social media by storm. It’s an elegantly simple platform that boasts more than a billion monthly users, and sees as many as 500 million using the platform each and every day.

That stunning popularity aside, many people still wonder exactly how to make an Instagram post, and many more ask if you can post to Instagram from a computer.

Once you know the steps, posting on Instagram from your smartphone or tablet is easy. And if you’re using Safari on a Mac, or Google Chrome on a Mac or PC, posting on Instagram from a computer shouldn’t take much longer.

How to post on Instagram from your phone

1. Log into your account on the Instagram mobile app.

2. Tap the square at the bottom of the screen with a “+” (plus) symbol inside.

3. Select the photo (or video, or GIF) you wish to post from your phone’s library or snap a new image with your smartphone camera. To make a multi-image post – you can use up to 10 pictures in one post – tap the gray circle with an image of layered squares and then tap the images you’d like to use.

4. Hit “Next” at the top of the screen, then select your filter if you wish to use one, and hit “Edit” to make other changes to the way the image’s crop, brightness, saturation, and more.

5. Hit “Next” to add text and location, tag people, and pair other platforms – like Facebook or Twitter – to syndicate your post there, too.

6. Hit “Share” to make your post live on Instagram.

How to post on Instagram from your computer

Instagram is designed only to allow image uploads from a smartphone or tablet, but you can trick Instagram into thinking you are using a mobile device, after which you can make posts right from your computer.

On a Mac computer using Safari

1. Open the Safari browser, then click the word “Safari” from the taskbar at the top of the screen.

2. Select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu, then hit the “Advanced” tab on the popup window.

3. At the bottom of the Advanced window, click the box beside the words “Show Develop menu in menu bar.”

4. Open a new Safari window, and then hit word “Develop” from the taskbar at the screen’s top.

5. On the dropdown menu, hover over “User Agent,” then select “Safari – iOS – iPhone.” It’ll also include the current Safari version number.

You are now viewing Safari as if you’re on a mobile device, and you can upload images or other media right from your computer.

Go to the Instagram website, and you’ll see the “+” button at the bottom of the page, which you can click to post.

However, note that uploading from a computer does have some constraints — you can’t post videos or multiple pictures, and have limited editing tools.

On a Mac or PC using Google Chrome

1. Go to the Instagram website and log into your account.

2. Right-click anywhere on the page, and then click “Inspect” in the right-click menu.

3. On the right side of the screen, a window filled with code will appear. At the top of this menu, click “Toggle Device Toolbar” icon — it looks a phone in front of a tablet. And make sure the toolbar at the top of the page says “Responsive.”

4. Refresh the page.

5. Close the Inspection window.

Like above, you’re now viewing Instagram as if you’re on a mobile device. Once you close the Inspection menu, you’ll see a “+” button at the bottom of the page, which you can click to post pictures. However, you can’t post videos or multiple pictures, and have limited editing tools.

Check out the video version of this article on YouTube:

Wondering how to post to Instagram from a PC or Mac computer? You’re in the right place…

To the dismay of people all over the world, Instagram does not allow us to upload photos or videos to our profiles from your desktop or laptop.

This is an intentional move from Instagram to encourage mobile use of the app and engagement with other users. However, for many photographers, influencers, and businesses whose content has been taken or filmed on a camera, the task of sending everything from desktop to phone to post manually can be very time-consuming!

Luckily, there are a few ways around this issue using third-party tools or clever desktop hacks. We’ve compiled lots of info from the web about how to post to Instagram from any computer, PC, or Mac, and put it into this handy guide!

How To Post On Instagram From Computer

There are 4 ways to use a laptop or desktop computer (PC or Mac) to post photos and videos on Instagram.

  1. Scheduling Tools
    • Hopper HQ
  2. Changing Browser User-Agent
    • Chrome
    • Safari
  3. Third-Party Tools
    • Bluestacks
    • Deskgram
    • Uplet (Mac only)
  4. Other
    • Facebook Creator Studio

Post On Instagram From PC or Mac With Scheduling Tools

The easiest way to post to Instagram from PC or Mac is with a scheduling tool. This offers similar features to the instant services detailed below, but also allows you to bulk upload and schedule your photos and videos to post in the future. Scheduling Instagram content saves heaps of time, and allows teams and individuals to be extra organized when planning what to post and when!

в­ђВ Check out our How To Schedule Instagram Posts guide here в­ђ

Hopper HQ

Using Hopper HQ, you can post photos and videos to Instagram from your desktop with ease and can choose between sending them instantly or scheduling for the future. Here’s how it works:

    When you make an account with Hopper HQ and log in to your dashboard, you are greeted with all of your current scheduled posts in the order they are going to publish. As well as this, with the Grid Planner you can see how all of your scheduled posts will look on your Instagram profile once they’ve been published, allowing you to easily plan a great feed aesthetic…

How to post to instagram from your computerThe Hopper HQ dashboard and grid planner allow you to plan and manage all your Instagram content in one place.
By clicking on ‘Create Posts’ in the top left corner, you are taken to a window where you are able to upload 50 photos or videos at once. To post to Instagram from PC or Mac with Hopper HQ, you’re able to upload files from your device, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, Box, URL or web search. This is very handy if you work collaboratively on cloud file sharing sites and want to post to Instagram from your desktop.

How to post to instagram from your computerBulk upload up to 50 photos and videos from multiple sources including Google Drive and Dropbox.
If your images are not the correct size for Instagram, you will see an alert and be taken to the photo editor. Here you can crop your photo with Hopper HQ’s easy pre-set dimensions for portrait and landscape photos, as well as apply any filters or edits.

How to post to instagram from your computerEdit your posts for Instagram with Hopper HQ image editor.
Once you’ve made any edits, you can write captions for all of your uploads (including emojis) as well as the first comments for your hashtags. You then have the choice to ‘Post Now’, schedule a time, or save as a draft (a handy feature if you’re working in a team). If you decide you want to post the same photo to another Instagram account, or even a Facebook or Twitter page, you can easily add accounts to the right-hand side of the post using the plus icon.

How to post to instagram from your computerSchedule your Instagram posts with captions and first comments in advance on Hopper HQ.

  • Now your photos and videos will appear in the dashboard! Any changes can be easily made by dragging and dropping, and the Instagram Grid Planner shows you an accurate view of what your feed will look like on Instagram once all your scheduled posts have been published.
  • How to post to instagram from your computer

    Hopper HQ also has a calendar view to easily keep track of your posting consistency, as well as user-friendlyВ AnalyticsВ to monitor the success of your content and inform you of your audience demographics!

    How to post to instagram from your computerThe drag and drop calendar on Hopper HQ.

    Plan your social media posts.

    Visually plan your posts. Drag and drop everywhere.