There was a time when people had to log in to their social media accounts from their computers in order to be able to upload a photo or share a thought. For example, back in 2004 when Facebook was released, the only way one could access it was through a computer.
First of all, Instagram entered the market of social media as an app. Therefore, it was no longer necessary to use our computers to upload a photo or share a thought. As a matter of fact, we could now do everything from our phones.
Still, over time Instagram would become one of the most popular apps in the world. So, the leading team decided to implement a web version of the platform as well.
At present, there are quite a few things we can do on Instagram from our computer. For example, we can check our friends’ stories, follow people, comment on photos and more. Unfortunately, there is no a direct way to upload a photo using a computer. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
So, keep reading because we are about to show you how to upload a photo to Instagram from your computer.
What you need to do
First of all, you will want to open up your browser and access Instagram. Second of all, you will need to right-click the page and select where it says Inspect. Doing so will open a sort of sidebar in which there will be lots of codes and links most people don’t understand. But, don’t worry, no one is hacking your computer.
Then, at the very top of the sidebar you will find two icons. Select the one of a tablet to change the site to mobile view.
Finally, just click the plus icon at the bottom and you will be able to upload a photo without having to use your phone.
There is a small chance that you won’t be able to access the bottom bar from where you can upload photos. However, there’s nothing to worry about. In fact, all you need to do is simply refresh the site and it will appear.