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How to Post on Instagram from Mac

Instagram has evolved a lot over the years. While it’s still most popularly used as a mobile app, there’s plenty you can do on the website as well. In fact, there’s a trick that allows you to upload photos, videos, and carousel posts on Instagram from Mac too. This is possible on most browsers but it works best on Google Chrome. Further, Chrome also lets you post on Instagram Stories from your Mac. Moreover, this doesn’t require any third-party extensions as needed in watching Instagram Live on Mac. So let’s check it out.

How to Upload Photos to Instagram from Mac

In order to post photos on Instagram from your Mac, you first have to trick Instagram into thinking that you’re actually on a mobile device. Fortunately, Google Chrome makes this easy to do:

Step #1. Open Chrome on your Mac and right-click anywhere on the screen → Select Inspect.

Right Click in Google Chrome and Click on Inspect on Mac

Step #2. A box full of code will come up. Simply go to the left-hand corner of this box and click on a small icon that looks like a phone.

Tap on Phone icon in Google Chrome on Mac

Step #3. This will change the orientation of the webpage to how it appears on mobile. Now in the address bar at the top, type in and hit Return.

Instagram will open in the way it appears on mobile To upload a photo, click on the + symbol.

Visit Instagram and Click on Plus icon

Step #4. Choose the photo you wish to upload and click Open.

Select Image and Click on Open in Instagram on Mac

Step #5. Now, you can add filters and edit the photo → Click on Next.

Click on Next in Instagram on Mac

Step #6. Write a caption and then click on share to post it.

Click on Share to Upload Photos to Instagram on Mac

It’s as simple as that! Pretty cool, isn’t it? What’s more, you can also add to your Instagram Story too with the steps below.

How to Upload Photos to Instagram Stories from Mac

Click on Camera icon in Instagram on Mac

Step #1. Once you do steps 1-3 above, click on the camera icon at the top left of the page to add a picture to your Instagram story. Step #2. Choose the photo you want to upload and click Open.

Select Photo and Click on Open

Step #3. You can edit it by adding some text or stickers as you like.

Use Menu to Add Text and Stickers in Instagram on Mac

Step #4. Once done, click on “Add to your Story”.

Click on Add to your Story to Post Instagram Story from Mac

That’s it! Your post will be added to your Instagram story.

Summing Up

Of course, Instagram is still at its best when used on your phone and there are many tips and tricks you can try. The iOS app also lets you add music to your story or secretly view someone’s story. But for the times when you really need to post to Instagram from your Mac, we hope this tutorial proves helpful. Do try it out and let us know in the comments below if it works for you.

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  • Mehak

    Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.

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