How to upload photo’s to your Instagram from your laptop/computer

How to upload photo’s to your Instagram from your laptop/computer

So recently this question has come up a lot. ‘How to upload photo’s to your instagram from your laptop/computer.

Now, although Instagram doesn’t technically allow you to do this via their website, it is possible. It is possible because Instagram’s Mobile website allows for photos to be posted. This is because, as the name suggests, their mobile website is normally accessed via a mobile phone.

Below I will explain how to do this in detail, but if you prefer, I have made a quick 3 minute video to show you how.

Video Tutorial

How to upload a photo to Instagram in Firefox

So, although this explanation is around Firefox, the same process, or a variation of the process with work in most browsers.

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to  Continue to login to your account.
  2. You should now be seeing your friends recent posts.
  3. Right-click on anywhere on the page and select ‘Inspect Element’ as shown below.
    Posting to Instagram from Firefox
  4. A window will open. Click the top right icon that shows a mobile phone and a tablet.Mobile Tablet Instagram
  5. You will then see a reduced version of your screen.Instagram - Mobile View
  6. From the drop down of devices select a device such as ‘Ipad Mini 2’.
    Device Selection
  7. You will then see a view similar to the below with the Camera button.
    Instagram Camera Button
  8. Click the camera button and select the image on your computer to upload. Then simply follow the steps as you would on your mobile.~
  9. Once done, and you have posted your image. Click the ‘x’ to return to your normal browser view.
    Instagram Normal View



James Harding

Hello! My name is James Harding and I live in small town just outside Cambridge, UK. Currently working as a Customer Success Manager for a UK based SaaS company.

2 thoughts on “How to upload photo’s to your Instagram from your laptop/computer

BryanPosted on  1:04 pm - Oct 18, 2017

Just what I was looking for.

BexPosted on  1:16 pm - Oct 27, 2017

I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why
I used to love this site. Thanks

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