Have you ever needed to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer?
While Instagram is primarily a mobile site, they do allow you to access an Instagram feed where you can view, like, comment, and embed an Instagram photo in a blog or website.
But what if you want to upload photos to Instagram from your computer?
Right now, Instagram does not offer this feature.
Instead, you can use a third-party tool to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer.
What types of media can you upload to Instagram?
You can upload photos and videos to Instagram and even use Instagram Direct to share private content.
To upload your photos and videos to Instagram, follow the instructions below.
How to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer
Here is a video tutorial that walks you through how to setup Bluestacks so that you can upload photos to Instagram from your computer.
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1. Download Bluestacks
2. Install the Instagram app and ES File Explorer in Bluestacks
3. Launch Instagram
Note: In Instagram settings, uncheck use Instagram’s advanced camera.
If you don’t uncheck this option before pressing the camera icon, Instagram will try to use your computers webcam.
5. Click the photo icon. Select Pick from gallery > ES File Explorer > bstfolder
6. Choose a photo to upload
7. Add filters along with a caption and any hashtags
8. Upload your photo to your Instagram account
The best of both world’s
Although Instagram does not offer the ability to upload photos to Instagram from a computer, I find Bluestacks works great!
While I love taking photos from my iPhone, sometimes I use a DSLR and I want to be able to share those photos on Instagram as well.
If you are a Photoshop user, you will also appreciate being able to edit your photos beforehand.
By using this method to upload photos and even videos to Instagram from a computer, you get the best of both world’s.
This way you can create something that adds value to for your Instagram followers.
Just because Instagram lacks a desktop version, Bluestacks has created a nice solution to let you upload all of those photos you have stored on your hard drive to your Instagram account.
Overall, I was impressed with how easy the setup process was and like that you can now create pictures and videos from different cameras and use them on Instagram.
What do you think about this way of uploading photos and videos to Instagram from your computer?
Would you rather stick to just using your mobile device or do you like having the ability to choose between a phone or tablet or computer?
Leave a comment below and let me know.