Post To Instagram From Your Web Browser

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Instagram claims that their website is “… designed to help people have a fuller experience on Instagram no matter what device or network they are on”. That said, you still can’t post by default from a browser. If you’re a dSLR photographer, or you have PC-hosted images you would like to share, you’ll have to (until now, anyhow) email or transfer photos to your mobile phone before posting them.

Following is a method you may use to post from your desktop – an almost essential method for most businesses. While there’s an option for most browsers, we’ll deal with just Chrome.

  1. Got to Instagram.com.
  2. Right clicks and select “Inspect”.

Post To Instagram From Your Web Browser

  1. Click the mobile icon in the developer console.

    Post To Instagram From Your Web Browser

  2. Your browser will now emulate a mobile phone and you will have post options available.

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The result:

Post To Instagram From Your Web Browser

Unless you have a touch-screen PC your ability to scale and/or resize images is limited.

There are plenty of tools that emulate the behaviour described above. However, this method doesn’t require the installation of plugins or software.