How to upload photos to Instagram from PC or Laptop
Instagram is first and foremost designed as a mobile app. You’re really supposed to upload from your phone, using photos you took on the phone, and in real-time (or at least, non-automated).
Visiting the Instagram website and logging into your account (or creating one) gives you access to the web version of the app. While you might expect this to allow you the same abilities as the mobile version, one very important feature is missing – you can’t upload any images.
There are a number of third party apps that extend Instagram’s features on Windows.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC or Laptop using InstaPic
One that allows uploads is InstaPic, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. To do this go down to the taskbar on your Windows desktop and click on the shopping bag icon that has the Windows logo at the centre. When the Store opens you’ll just need to click on the search bar in the upper right corner and enter InstaPic. Once you’ve got the app on the screen click on the Free button to install it on your machine, then click Open.
When the application launches you’ll need to click the Register with Email button and create a new account. With that done you link your Instagram account and then you can upload images directly from the InstaPic app.
Upload photos to Instagram from PC or Laptop using Deskgram
This is a desktop app for interacting with Instagram. There are versions for PC and Mac.
he free version acts as an Instagram viewer, so you can do things like view images, add comments, and like images. To actually upload images or videos and tag them you’ll need to upgrade to the Pro version for $2.99 a month. (Video upload is not available in the Windows version.)
It’s straightforward enough to use. The screen looks like the older version of the Instagram mobile app and works basically the same way—it’s essentially an emulator without needing to install a separate emulator host. It doesn’t have scheduling or batch uploading options.
Here are some other alternatives that are available but that I’ve found less useful for one reason or another.
Instagram on PC via Bluestacks: Bluestacks is an Android mobile emulator that runs on your computer. You can then install and run mobile apps inside it, including the Instagram app.